Off Color / Three Floyds Rats in the Ashes
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
A Belgian Strong Half-Quad made with a ridiculous amount of oats, unrefined Belgian candy syrup and fermented with yeast stolen from the clutches of deepest, darkest ostrich pit of Oostvleteren. Brewed especially for either Three Floyds and Friends week or Belgium’s Kattenstoet, “Festival of Cats.” It really depends on who you ask.

tcane7's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours black with thin diminishing beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, faint dark fruits. Medium body, slight stickiness. Taste is dominated by roasted malt, some dark fruit and dried fruits. Way closer to a stout than a quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18077) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Session 4. Pours dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Dark bread, light Belgian yeast, burnt sugars. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Balanced finish, with nice dark bread, light roast, further Belgian yeast notes. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2016
A black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, fruit, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and dried fruits, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2631) - GREECE - NOV 29, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Dark brown color with light beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, dark dried fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4385) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, dried dark fruits, malts and cacao. Malty flavour, chocolate, lots of coffee. Finish chocolate and cacao.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (5489) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Sample, pours reddish brown with tiny bubbled huge head which seems to be the case with these kegs from Italia. I didn’t kind but pain in ass for a bartender to pour. Notes are roasted malt, prunes, plum, candy sugar, and cereal/vanilla malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12oz tulip at City Taphouse. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a ring of beige head. Nose has a lot of chocolate, raw cocoa nib, bread crust, earthy, a little soil, a little raisin, some chalk. Flavor is malty, gristy, chocolate, some dried fruit, but just sweet. Reminded me more of a stout. Chalky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20947) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Very dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is coffee pods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Draught @ CBC 2014 [ Green Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Off Color Rats in the Ashes ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dry, dakr malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11045) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, caramel and licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Very dark brown with this tan head. I had it on tap, it was pretty cold and I didn’t get much aroma. Taste mainly stout/porter like with roast and oats, slight dark fruits. Finish mild roast. I didn’t get a sense of Belgian yeast here. Palate porter-like.

Not bad but not what you’d expect from the description. Seemed like a roasty oatmeal porter.

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