Westbrook Mourvèdre Barrel Aged Quadrupel
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Westbrook’s Belgian Quadrupel was a short-lived member of its special collection, going on tap almost exclusively at the brewery and ostensibly disappearing. A brewery tour stop in the barrel room indicates that most of this puppy has been aging ever since, and here’s your chance to sample the results. The Mourvèdre wine barrel should complement the massive dark fruit and malt components of the Quad quite nicely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grunx (367) - - MAY 14, 2012
De tirador al CBC. Molt vinosa. Amb notes de vainilla i fusta. Molt ben equilibrada. Punt sour que li dóna una acidesa molt interessant. De lo millor que vaig provar al festival. Genial!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
12-MAY-2012, draft @CBC. Dark, dark brown with lasting beige head. Nise is tart and red-wine-like. Taste is malty, brett’y, red-wine, wood, wine and so much more. Quite sour, sweet as well. Medium carbonation. Could smell this all night. Fantastic brew

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11931) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Served on draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours dark brown with a thin dark brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of wine, grapes, tannic notes, toffee, raisin, toasted malts. The taste is toasted malts, bread, toffee, plums, grapes, other fruit notes. Pretty intense. Full bodied. Damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Fat på CBC 2013. Riktig fin. Smak och doft av humle, malt, ekfat, vanilj och mörkfrukt som russin, plommon och aprikos,. Frisk och syrlig med bourbonkaraktär. Lagom söt med fin beska.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Black color with brownish head, compact. The aroma is dominated by a very nice vanilla, with sweet wood and traces of raspberry, and a hint of cheese. Good body strength, with some residual sweetness, dark caramel flavor, evident influence from red fruits, and a fair degree of acidity; yet, with a touch of vanilla, this manages to be smooth. Overall well balanced.
A very interesting brew, one that makes me happy I tried it.
Last opinion: the aroma is fantastic, the flavor a bit too much fruity.
A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - AUG 13, 2015
From old notes. From tap at CBC 2013. Dark brown color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, light tart fruity, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste fruity like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours a dark brown body with a big off-white head. Aroma is buttery doughy caramelized sweet tones, biscuits, hints of toffee, soy, wood and dark malts. Amazing in its near-pungent sweetness, which is beckoning without being over the top in any way. Man, this smells good! Taste is vastly complex: malty butterscotch-like tones with somehow still appear to end up as slightly tart (!), raisins, wood, toffee and hints of red berries. Complex interplay between sour, wine-like BA tones and doughy buttersweet notes from the quad. Smooth and nearly slick mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. A truly original concept which I thoroughly enjoyed - one of the very pleasant surprises at CBC. :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7879) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet fruit, wine, light acid, sweet caramel and berries. The flavour is chocolate, fruit, wine, raisins and fresh dark fruit. Very smooth silky body. Very interesting!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Draught at CBC. Pours a dark brown. Smells of something like a creamy brandy, with some fruit in the nose. Tastes like caramel sour apple, a heavy sweet, medium sour, alight tart. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture. Quite nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
On tap at Craft Beer Co. Red wine shortbread toffee. Pretty yummy touch of sourness. Pretty good. Really interesting. I liked it. Kept me more than interested.

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