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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
THE BLACK QUAD: an homage to Belgian brewing tradition, with a slight departure. Characteristic of the style are notes of caramel, candi sugar, and dark fruit. Our addition of premium Belgian Black Malt adds a subtle component of dry roastiness for a deliciously dark complexity. 22°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5063) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
deep brown pour with a nice cream head. nose is alcohol, heavy dried fruits, yeast, sweet, toffee, and caramel. very nice on the palate, thick and chewy caramel, dried fruits, spice, bitter, and a good burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6098) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and dark fruit. The fruit notes come through very strongly. I get some cherries and raisins. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of caramel and roasted malt, as well as some chocolate and a hint of coffee. I also get some cherry notes, as well as a good amount of alcohol. The beer is very sweet and has some brown sugar character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
starkmarvelo (29) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Real Ale Brewer's Cut #2 A- hazy dark brown, very dark brown. Pretty much black. Small half finger head. S- big sweet dark fruit notes with burnt sugar and a slight hint of acetone. T- again big dark fruit, caramel, a lot of burnt sugar bitterness. Bit of an aged cheese on the finish. Pretty big alcohol bite as well. Very complex. M- thick sticky mouthfeel. Coats the tongue. Cheesy aftertaste. O- okay, so I still don't like Quads all that much. Take my review with a grain of salt. It's pretty tasty, but there are some flavors that I don't like. It's definitely better than Rochefort 10. It's good. If you're into quads it probably great! Very complex. -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjohnny (439) - - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 Yeast and caramel aroma. Pours a glistening dark brown like polished tourmaline. When it first hit my tongue I said "Oh Wow". It’s like a good stout and a good quad fell in love, got married and had a baby. They gave birth at the Real Ale Brewery and named their baby Brewer’s Cut Black Quad. Root beer, toffee, fruit, caramel. Ever so slight coffee bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, some caramel. Flavor is malty, sweet, dark fruit, peppery, some dark roast and yeasty. Mouthfeel is heavy body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, solid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7257) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Pours a deep bruised purple .. . mild foam, good lacing.. . deep raisin, very mild booze, purple molasses, and grape .. . easy drinking and enjoyable- a year or two should make this magic .. . . then run along you little scamp, a boy without mischief is like a bowling ball without a liquid center....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4046) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Deep brown with a plum tint. Little tan head. Funky, musty aroma. All I can taste in the flavor is milk chocolate. I wonder if they put this on the old Young’s tap. It has a lively bite and finishes with a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Very dark brown, almost mistakably black, in color with a thin, dense, off-white/light brown head, this beer is exactly what it’s called. A Belgian black (i.e. roasted malt) quadrupel. It smells sweet, deep and malty without excessive roasted characteristics. There must be something wrong with my nose today because I can’t smell anything. For certain, though, there’s nothing odd about the nose. In the mouth, you get a neat, deep caramel sweetness and (again) despite the darkness of the beer, practically no roasted malt flavors. It’s a very smooth, tame, and easy beer in the mouth, with that sweetness and almost creamy body running the show. Being a quad, I’m sure there’s quite a lot of alcohol in this - but I can’t taste it. The caramel sweetness and possibly beet sugar follow through to the finish, really keeping true to the roots of a Belgian Quad, while giving off a very dark roasted color. And did I mention... without the roasted malt flavors? Good job, guys. Man, it’s even sticky on the lips. Love it.

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