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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A hazy, dark amber beer with a small, dense, dark beige head. A lightly unclear, dark amber beer with a small, off-white head. Some toffee-like aromas, with berries and dried fruits and a touch of oxidation. Oxidized caramel and toffee notes in the flavor, not much bitterness going on. Full body, pleasant carbonation. If it wasn’t for the oxidation, it’d be a fine brew. Really fine. 130811

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma caramel , red apples, malt, some dried prunes and grapes. Flavor is sweet and warning with some apples, caramel, apple peel , tea and dried fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1392) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
22 ounce bottle, label says best enjoyed by August 2014. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a burnt orange/brown color with about a half inch light tan head. The head sticks around for a long time, and there’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like cherries and dates (really just a lot of dark fruit in general), along with pears, cloves, and some tobacco. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dark fruit (cherries, dates, plums), dark bread, caramel, candy sugar, pears, and peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s coating and creamy with a good amount of soft carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I liked it. $6.99 a bottle, definitely worth trying at that price.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
at first this was yeasty and hot, needed to let it sit for a few. then the cherry essence comes out, along with some overripe fruit notes. not really getting any coffee from it. regardless, kinda interesting but probably wouldnt buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours very turbid and thick ruby-brownish. Nose is cherry, fig, coffee, tannins, funky yeasty notes. Tastes tart fruity, with a big cherry and fig flavor, some yeasty funk, and some finishing hops. Decent, but more of a novelty that a great Quad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (954) - USA - AUG 2, 2013
Dark amber, almost reddish with a thick off white head. Aroma is sour cherries with a hint of coffee and a little earthiness from the yeast. Flavor is a big wallop of fruit with an aftertaste of bitter coffee. Some nice funky yeast underneath it all. A little funkier than it needs to be. Wife: 3.2

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (593) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
From a bomber, good tan head on a brown very hazy body. Smells sweet with raisins and dates. Some yeasty floral notes. Lighter body on this one, initially it hits the palate hard with a good amount of carbonation, moving to a very sweet middle, with tons or dried, fruit, can really taste the dates, just a hint of dryness and a bit of a lingering alcohol

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. BB 08/2014. Lively light beige head, large bubbles, frothy, adequate retention. Deep, dark mahogany body, amber hue. Belgian candy sugar, chewy figs, sherry tartness, brown sugar. Big banana yeast flavors, mellow, chewy, warming, sweet fresh cherries on the backend and linger. Mild alcohol burn on back but tied in with cherry flavor it is reminiscent of cough drops. Base of a beer is a great interpretation of an American-style Quad. The adjuncts are not unpleasant, but do not compliment the malt bill. Yeast flavors are my favorite characteristic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2013
Pours hazy deep amber with low off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, dates, yeast, light cherry and light wood. Taste is light cherry sour initially before a heavy sugary alcohol sweetness. Finish is somewhat alcohol warming but a bit abrupt. Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2343) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Deep brown pour. Big off-white head. Tons of lacing paints the glass. Big notes of caramel and dark fruit. A bit of booze in the nose. Mostly raisins in the nose. Taste is hot, followed by a sweet, slick raisin note. Malty. Not bad.


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