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RATINGS: 259   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
15th October 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s new pad. Very hazy amber beer with a big pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft and airy and fairly dry. Creamy malt. Light spice. A little bubblegum ester. Light wood. Little coca cola. Smooth dry finish with a woody bitter aftertaste. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12612) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of dates, toffee, figs, chocolate, cookie dough, leather, and cherries. Flavor of cherries, dates, raisins, caramel, and earthiness.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
Draft. Clear dark amber body with medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, some caramel, light bubblegum. Taste is sweet, caramel, some vinous, bubblegum, booze. Sticky full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours nearly opaque amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit with some Belgian spice/fruit ester. Or so it seems. Full bodied. There’s noticeable heat. Flavor is dark fruit, light pitted fruit, caramel/treacle. It’s not sticky, but certainly not dry. Extremely warming. I am finally getting something cherry in the finish. And an astringent tea aspect. There is a lot going on here, and the flavor is fairly pleasant. This may be an example of complexity taken too far. Tasty tho.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy yeast, dark fruit and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish with a small alcohol burn of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft. Clear amber orange color, medium white head. Aroma of figs, dates, cherries. Taste is sweet caramel, Christmas fruitcake, boozy finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. The nose is highly sweet and quite boozy as well. Alcohol, chocolate, dates, plums, and raisins. Brown sugar, hints of vanilla, and tea. Big sweetness and alcohol to the flavor, too. Brown sugar, dates, plums, raisins, and cherries. Some chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. Mild earthiness and perhaps tobacco from the tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear copper with a bubbly tan head. The nose holds toffee, ripe fruits, rich bread. Medium to big sweet flavor with some dried fruits, alcohol boost, dry toast, cherries, grapes. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, more dried fruits, berries, orange, bread, dry toffee. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coffee, caramel and cookie malt, dates, cherries, and light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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