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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2013
Nice orange-amber color, a little cloudy,. Interesting sweet and prune, old ale kinda aroma. Thick mouthfeel, strong alcohol as well as esters and phenols. Tastes a lot like a homebrew fermented too warm. Plenty of juicy fruit flavor and spice -clove - in the finish. I’d like to age a bottle for a couple of years. It could be so much better, but still, not bad.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a medium dark reddish amber color. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are sour cherries, and some spice. Alcohol really dominates.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6009) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, booze and earthy hops. Flavor similar, too sweet, too bitter, too boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7951) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Listed as Barrel Aged, but I suspect this is the proper rating. Anyway, on tap at the 2015 Holiday Ale Fest. A cloudy brown red color with a large white head. A big malty berry nose. The flavor is cherries, yeasty, vanilla, some heat and vanilla. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1159) - - AUG 7, 2015
ale brewed with dates and coffee cherries; cloudy, reddish brown color; aroma is cherries and dark fruit; fruity, funky sweet malt flavor; sour cherry notes on a sweet malt base with Belgian yeast; dry, fruity finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7872) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at D&T. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, brown sugar, figs. Medium mouth, strong yeast, sugary malt, toffee, lingering sweetness, very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (357) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Draft (10 oz.). Opaque dark caramel color with thin tan head and substantial lacing. Toffee and caramel aroma. Figs and cherries upfront with alcohol in the finish. Lighter body than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lownote (454) - USA - MAY 10, 2015
Oh my gosh cherries. Tart beautiful cherry aroma. Pours slightly cloudy and a brownish read with a lacy head. Taste is super sweet, with cherries very present. There’s some bitterness that lingers and I can’t tell what from? Fruit? Really thin and bubbly. The problem(???) with this beer is that I can’t taste the style. It’s just a delicious cherry ale. The alcohol burn starts asserting itself halfway in. Great otherwise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3152) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was malty with cherries, caramel and fruit. Flavor was quite sweet with dark fruit, dates, cherries, caramel and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Fruit juice, berry fruit, Belgian yeast aromas. Medium bodied. Lightly tart citrus juice, berry fruit flavors with some caramel, spicy yeast---nicely sweet tart warming finish----good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 Opaque, oakwood brown. Very thin head. Malty, toasted toffee aroma. Biotic, sweet, a little candied. Tastes a bit homebrewy. On tap, Growler Country.


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