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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1209) - 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 (4888) - 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 (3389) - 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 (5174) - 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 (5420) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (934) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with quickly evaporating tan colored head. Lively carbonation. Aromas of raisin and fig with a bit of toffee. Flavor is tart and also spicy. Finishes with some sweetness. Full bodied. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2015
759ml bottle 12/1/15 (Sam’s Club-Barrel Room Collection)-38° in Tulip-Pours brown with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, and brown sugar. Taste of the same with a bit more sweetness and a hint of alcohol. This full bodied brew is not too shabby.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Clear, dark-amber pour with lasting top of beige foam. Kinda looks like a Belgian. Aroma is malty-sweet, with some ripe, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is a little fruit-forward, with dark cherry dominating. This overwhelms the malt and any attempt at spice or hops to balance. Finish is sweet cherry syrup. Better than expected, but not in league with other quads of renown. Good thing there’s not a usability score - this is the most difficult cork, on any bottle, I’ve ever encountered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (942) - - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle. Deep burgundy hue with a fair amount of haze and a large, pillowy dandy tan head. Aroma is replete with dark fruits -- figs, dates, molasses, maple, brown sugar, a subtle savory steak note. More fruity tang and a good amount of alcohol come through in the flavor. Some lingering sugars, but not too sweet; good balance with apparent strength. Solid.


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