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RATINGS: 273   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
A strong boozy brew. Some of the spice aroma you’d expect from a Belgian, but the date and other fruit notes seemed a little out of place. At 10%, it brings the expected amount of alcohol notes, but I just can’t help but thing that there is something slightly unbalanced. Overall, not a bad buy or brew just not a home run either...


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I dug this. Definitely not a traditional quad or anything else. Deep malts, chocolate covered cherries, spicy yeast character and some pipe tobacco for good measure. I. Hope to find one more o these before its gone for good. 2013 - on tap shows a LOT more booze than my bomber did, especially next to some more restrained beers. Gots ta dock it a little..."

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnnniee (2306) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle shared by Mike Friday night, thanks for the opportunity! Lots of fruit caramel and chocolate with a solid hit of alcohol. Somewhat muddled flavors. Might need to time to get harmonized.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (336) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Kept this bottle for over year to let it mellow and blend. It still smells and tastes a little boozy. Beer is slightly hazy with a small tan head. Aroma is alcohol, prunes, over-ripe cherries, yeast and tobacco. Taste is very sweet with mild dark fruit overtones and dank rich tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium heavy. Overall, I wonder if it is not the effect of the tea that accentuates the alcohol in the flavor. It may be that tea is not a good ingredient for beers that are nor drunk fresh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Hazy burnt orange color with out much head. Bottle says best before 14 Aug 2014... Just in time!! Aroma is sugar, dates and caramel syrup.

The body is medium with a solid quad base. Dates upfront of the flavor with a sweet syrupy texture throughout the sip. Lingering dark fruit after the sip. Candi sugar and raisins here as well. Very sugary. No coffee to be found here which is problematic after a lot of time. Perhaps it was better a year ago? Two years ago?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (314) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft at White Oak Tavern in a snifter. Amber with fading off white head. Nice aroma of spices, coffee and chocolate. A bit light and thin for the style. Fruit and spice with sweet dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, some nibs, cherries, sugar and booze. The taste was of dark chocolate, cherries, orange, cocoa nibs and booze. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The aroma is sweet and malty with fruit and alcohol. The appearance is orange copper. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This is a rich flavorful beer, this beer has a lot of flavor with rich Belgian sugar and dark malts. Fruits like cherries and dates ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 12, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4000) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Quite light and low on palate for the style. Amber with ok head and lacing. Finishes musky, with too much wood. Only faint hints of dark fruits in this. Tap at takeover even at Monk’s Cafe.


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