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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°

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
22nd June 2013
Opaque dark brown - black beer with a good pale tan head. Lights spices on the nose. Palate is soft and dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish malt, some cream. Coca cola and mild generic dark fruits. Touches of mellow cinnamon and cloves. Finishes semi dry with with light candy fruits. Comes together very well. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Bu11zeye. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of plummy dark fruit, anise, cognac, raisin, molasses raisin cookie, maybe chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is treacle, plum/raisin, chocolate. A little heat. Like barrel aged, tho it isn’t. What a treat. Finishes chocolate cognac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of licorice, grapes, spice, roastiness, yeast, tobacco and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of licorice, cocoa, roastiness, yeast, spice and fruitiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
(12oz bottle, BB 10.08.13) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, chocolate, toffee, citrus, mustiness, plum, dates, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, brown sugar, vinous, plum, roastiness, and caramel with a dry finish.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
The black malt makes this one, other than that a serviceable quad. Nice sweetness, very drinkable. Thanks Steve S.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On tap at Whip-In. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is raisin and caramel malt. thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt and caramel. Hides alcohol well, a very good Quad from Real Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10231) - 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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a roasted treacle and raisin aroma. Smells like it is barrel aged but it isn’t. There is a carbonated chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish. Don’t know how old this bottle is, but it tastes aged. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark somewhat murky color with a medium beige head. A sweet sugary nose with berries, candies, some toffee and yeast. The flavor is sweet big sugary flavors, berries, strawberry especially, some caramel, a bit of dark porter elements slipping in here. Really nice twist on a great style.

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