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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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°

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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Sweet raisiny aroma. Deep brown-black color with a ruby edge and a ring of soft, off-white head. A sweet quad with a roasty edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bomber thanks to Secret Santa crajun! Dark brown, large foamy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of bready malts, plum, toffee. The taste is chocolate, nuts, plum, bready malts, cherries. Medium bodied, low carbonation, well hidden booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysticbrew (117) - - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a rich dark caramel brown with a tan head that lingers to lacings. The color is opaque with an amber brown showing through at the top. The flavor is malt with a fair about of roast. Some hop character that comes through the nose is evident. There is a quality of fig or prune to the flavor. Medium to medium-full body. Finishes with a bit of effervescence that leads to a perception of a lighter beer than actually presented. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (7471) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Deep heavy amberish brown with a thin light tan cap. Big aroma of plum and raisin and a boozy purple fruity tone. Nice full flavor with plum and fig, a little raisin, and a fruity boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1293) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Black pour, quick tan head. Nose is dark malt, coco, & soft fruit, Belgian yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is dark roasted malt, bananas , apples. Finish is semisweet malt and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Dark spicy nose. Licorice and plums, some raisin maybe. Fairly complex palate, hints of black licorice but diffused by Blanco style hop action. Very nice job but a beer to save for a bottle maybe twice per year. Dominating sophisticated flavor for specific tastes and times for me. 6 bucks per 22 oz bottle, extremely difficult to find even in its market in Austin. 10.5% bang. A solid punch for the money.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1181) - , Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2015
really need to drink this again; my notes are not clear... recall says good quad. Not quite the depth in flavor as the best but dark fruits, toffee is there. . will try again. good price also. RA is putting out quality stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (573) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Dark brown with beige head. Dark fruit aroma with some alcohol. Rich, malty flavor. Smooth, despite the strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1468) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Dark in color, like cola on the edges, tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma of raisin, plum. Flavor followed suit, with a breathy finish, deep malts and a dry finish. Alcohol was well masked. A wonderful take on a style from the best brewery in Texas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Another pleasant brew that was closer to the traditional style than I imagined. Dark fruit and light spice on the nose and palate, with a barely descernable hop presence. Finishes slightly dry, spicy, and a little sweet, showing barely any of the abv."

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