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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Its deep complexity begins with a molasses sweetness with notes of dark fruits like raisin and fig and develop further with an undercurrent of tart spice from its distinctive Belgian yeast for a truly transfixing brew.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Clear garnet pour with a tall, creamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian yeast, light vinous notes, doughy yeast, cooked dark, sweet cherries and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is full of dark fruit, sweet berries and doughy yeast, then lots of spicy yeast, a little earth and some vinous booziness. Medium to heavy body syrupy, slightly creamy feel, medium, sharp soda-like carbonation, boozy warmth and a light acidity. Good stuff overall, but too bready and lacking in depth compared to really good Quads.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Rating #1912 - 2015.09.24 - #CraftTakesSeattle Beer 11 - Bottleshare. Dark copper pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity, raisins, hazelnuts, molasses. Full bodied. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Taste is ripened pears, raisin, burnt sugar, hazelnut toffee Extremely smooth finish. Gorgeous.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours dark brown with little head; wonderful winey currant aromas; off dry palate that evokes prunes covered in molasses; hides alcohol well. Very nice quad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1384) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Unique shaped corked/caged bomber into tulip glass, clear’ish hazy dark amber-brown color with dark tan head. Aroma notes of big dried fruits (figs, raisins, prunes), molasses, wood, some Belgian yeast funk and faint spice. Taste adds more fresh fruits (plums, apples, cherry, some pear), toffee, some tart funk, vanilla, tad boozy and faint dry cocoa. Heavy-medium body, moderate carbonation (love that cork pop), rich, lively with sweet fruity finish. Probably my favorite thing from Boston Beer, very well crafted American take on the quad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2016
A dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma contains some caramel, dark fruit, molasses, and spiced fruit. The flavor is rather sweet and boozy with tons of toffee, molasses, and caramel flavors. Some tropical fruits can be detected in the aftertaste. Overall wow a nice beer from SA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1328) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Tetravis puts Samuel Adams at a score of 2 for 2 in terms of well-executed Belgian-inspired brews from the Barrel Room Collection. Like my experience with New World, I was happy to find Tetravis nuanced, fruity, and highly balanced. Tetravis pours a lovely ruby red with a slightly fizzy head. It smells fruity, spicy, and malty. Toasted malt, caramel, raisin, fig, dark grape, and black currant all show up in the flavor profile. The body is extremely smooth. It lacks the heaviness of some Abt beers, making it creamy and sticky but not as full-bodied as some big beers. Alcohol is hidden pretty nicely. It’s quite easy to chase this off even though these beers are usually sippers. Another great effort from the Sam Adams BRC.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruit, malts, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark malts and fruits, fig, and some tobacco notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3493) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours a muddy brown color with aroma of dark fruit, spice, and molasses. Thick body with raisin, molasses, fig, and chocolate. Boozy feel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5447) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle from Portland supermarket. Dark amber body with tan foamy head. Nose is malty, floral and alcy. Taste is also floral, dark fruits, and cherry. Tart. Nice and spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pjea (2) - - FEB 7, 2016 does not count
The pour is slightly dark but the overall finish is lacking. I was hoping for a fuller finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2016
750 ml bottle from Buy Rite. Aroma is full of dark fruit (raisin, prune, dates, etc.). Murky brownish orange color with a thick, creamy, lasting tan head. There’s a lot of spice here too. Clove is the portion of the aroma that lingers the most. Not sure I would have been able to tell this with barrel aged unless it was written on the bottle. There’s nothing oak here at all. Super heavy malty. Fairly full bodied, thick, chewy, cloying, and on the heavier side. Pretty solid, well made, dark fruit and clove quad. There isn’t much wrong with this one really, but it’s just so freaking thick and heavy and sweet that I can’t imagine wanting more than one.


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