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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, it’s brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.

Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black
Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea
Body: Medium-Heavy
Aroma: Ripe figs, raisins, plums, black cherries, toffee, chocolate, pipe tobacco, rich Corinthian leather and leather bound books.
Mouthfeel: Starts big and smooth, finishes still smooth yet the cascara tea and higher ABV will bring a nice dry warm end to this epic novel.
Flavor: Sweet and rich, huge complex overall taste.
Visual: Brooding, dark, cloudy berry brown with tan head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Pours a ruby umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is sweet maraschino cherries,cough syrup and dates. On the palate its a lot of the same with a weirdly boozy cough syrup flavor with notes of cherry syrup, date and a sticky mouthfeel. Just overdone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Rusty Brown with minimal aroma. Taste is sweet with Apple and pear esters and a cloying "homebrew" fermentation character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (823) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap at St Augustine’s on The Drive in Vancouver. A deep bronze color with a bit of whitish head. Fruits on the nose. The taste is complex and fruity, with hints of aromatic spice, perhaps clove. A very decent quadrupel, but not a great one. I guess my perfect quad would be Trappistes Rochefort 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
forthebirds (26) - - SEP 9, 2013
medium-heavy body, brown red, cloudy, cherry, coffee, tobacco, warm, sweet, thick and bold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4957) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
(Pint) Sampled at the New Belgium post-GBCF2013 party at Irish Times. Pours a lasting white frothy head with a deep mahogany body. Highly bubblegum nose. Crazy this isn’t a quad - full of marshmallow aroma and the flavour is a full palate of sweet malt. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 8, 2013
Sampled at the GCBF 2013 industry afterparty. Deep copper, offwhite head. Nose of alcohol, soft malt, petrol... still deserves a seven in my notes, somehow I like petrol... flavour is very rich, alcohol, dark fruit. Heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9620) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Draft - Dark fruit, brown sugar and booze. Cloudy amber with a rich white but thin head. Brown sugar, raisin and lots of booze. Nice but a bit boozy in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1541) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
A unique, but not super tasty ale. Pours a very nice thick orange-amber with a thick grey head. Smells of coffee and molasses. Lots of slightly sour green apples in the front, with a finish of coffee and molasses. Good, but a little sour for our taste, with a strange aftertaste. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4426) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Comes out of the tap a deep chocolaty brown with a thin but fine-bubbled buff head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma tempts with malt, chocolate and toffee notes. Flavor is better - caramel, sharp fruity - yes, cherry plus date - toffee, malt and semi-sweet chocolate tones that dance across the tongue, and, WHOA, an alcohol nip like a lap dog with an attitude! Texture has only average thickness, but good fizz and, yes, that alcohol bite. Add some faith to your lips - hell, add it to your tongue!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (3380) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours clear copper color with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, toffee and Belgian yeast. Raisin and plum flavors with candi sugar, yeast and alcohol. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Meh.

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