RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersens The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Pours a clear, reddish brown with a quality white foam. Bread, raisins, alcohol and dark, stone fruits are evident in the aroma with fruitcake and alcohol comprising the flavor. Appropriate carbonation and a nice dryness make this a really enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2011
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a small pillow of dense white foam. Aroma of clove, Belgian yeast, sweet malts and peach/apricot. Rich flavor of sweet caramel, spices, nutmeg, clove, yeasty notes, pear, peppercorns and light brown sugar. Smooth and complex flavor profile seems well aged. Light alcoholic warming in the finish, but not a strong as you might expect from the ABV. A very tasty beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3576) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle, twice. This rating is going to reflect the bottle I had about a year ago at the Flying Saucer in Austin. A nice little quad with dark fruit, sweet caramel malt, alcohol, belgian candies, and spice. It doesnt seem to get better with aging....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2011
Bottle post GBBF, Day 2, August 2009. Copper/brown colour. Clean, clear and lively. Big and fruity on the nose. More of the same in the flavour. Lots of plums. Rather sweet. A bit sticky but not to an off-putting extent. Fat mouthfeel. Alcohol is noticeable, warming but not too burning. A decent, tasty beer, although I would have preferred a little less sweetness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GTAEgeek (2117) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2011
12 oz. bottle, thanks to John. Pours dark brown. The aroma is malty, nutty, some spruce and citrus. The flavor is sweet, and more bitter than most quadrupels. The palate is medium to heavy, carbonated, and sticky with a light bitter finish. Overall, an interesting beer, but not the best quad Ive had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2011
(bottle, 4/27/10). Dark copper color with light cloudiness and particles in suspension. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate dark fruit aroma, with moderate alcohol. Flavor of the same. Long duration. Dry finish with moderate alcohol. Slick/alcoholic texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
bottle into trappist glass. Pours beautiful auburn color, with fluffy, soft yellow / off white head. Aroma of brown sugar, nutmeg, grape jelly, plum, candied raisin, belgian spices. Full bodied mouth feel, but not thick in the sense of being chewy, oily. Light carbonation, tingly. Classic flavor profile of sugared raisin, sweet fig, plum, with spices lingering on the finish. Overall quite nice, although I think I liked the triple a bit better. This is a solid, full flavored, easy drinking quad, although it lacks the complexity of some of the greats. As it warms certain flavors become more pronounced, with some new ones surfacing - caramel, biscuit, an almost wine like and very subtle vinegar aspect on the nose, some apple on the finish, but it lacks the "cascade" of different flavor tones that some of the better quads have. Overall a very pleasurable brew nonetheless, and something I wouldnt mind revisiting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
750mL bottle, pours brownish copper / amber with a big beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast and biscuit. Flavour of complex dried dark fruits, toffee, yeast, and toasted malts. Beautifully done.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sampled at the Black Hills Beer Fest. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. This has to be the worst Boulevard Beer Ive ever had. This was close to the most putrid, sour swill tasted at the entire beer fest. Horrible...just plain horrible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark cherry brown appearance with a fairly carbonated tan head. Medium maltiness in the nose with yeast and heavy candy sugar thats quite strong. Medium bodied Belgian ale with dark candy sugar and hints of molasses and dark fruits. Finish and after taste are mostly dominated by candy sugar. Some alcohol also on the finish.


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