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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s 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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3.4
dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark amber with a two finger white head. Aroma is fruit and figs. Flavor is kind of tart. Ok beer, but not my style.

3.8
GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Suprised to finf this at the grocery. Poured a dark amber color with a big whitish head. Could smell fruit and alcohol as I poured it. Tasted sweet at first, then I noticed some spice. Alcohol is noticeable but not overpowering. The other flavors seem to keep it in check. Very tasty beer. I found it best to drink slowly.

3.6
drjay44 (3854) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2009
750 ml. bottle. Batch 58312. Pours a thick rapidly deflating head, mocha color. looks almost like a bread yeast starter, with some lacing, over a cloudy reddish amber body....nose of yeast, phenols, with many fruity tones including banana, dried cherry,....tastes of lingering sweetness with dried cherry, banana, fig amongst others, finishes with a bit of coffee, cocoa bitterness...mouthfeel is creamy but strangely light (probably alcohol). I’d like to do a blind tasting of this and some of Ommegang and Unibroues brews.

4
SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
750 ml bottle - thanks to brewczar for the trade; pours dark brown with frothy white head that sits quickly; great nose with plenty of toffee, dank fruit and caramel; creamy texture with toffee, malty sweetness; booyah; texture, nose, flavor are all terrific; easily trumps the BA version

3.8
fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Mighty good stuff. I liked each of the four Smokestack varieties I’ve had a chance to try. Spicy. yeasty and with a subtlety that’s often hard to find in a beer this big.

3.9
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2009
750ml bottle $7.98. Nice red-brown, not quite transparent or opaque. The head died a swift death so there is not much to comment on there. The aroma was like a fresh cut apple, cinnamon, and pepper, nice. The flavor was a little hot with more cinnamon, alcohol and fruity flavors. This was incredibly easy to drink despite the high ABV and it was quite an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-06-2009 16:27:16

3.9
kiefdog (1827) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of dakid618. Pours a hazy dark brownish-caramel color with a one finger tan head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, ripe fruit, banana, spice, and hints of bread and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, toffee, honey, some raisins, hints of alcohol, ripe dark fruit and figs. Generally medium body with a sweet and malty phenol finish.

3.7
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big dark cream colored head. Rich malt and yeast aroma with light banana and light spice. Malty/spicy flavor with light banana. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Quite yeasty - mostly spice with some banana.

2.7
jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
750ml bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–pours a light tan head and cloudy amber color. Aroma is mild spice/earthy, medium malt. Taste is metallic/spice/earthy, medium malt. Courtesy sebletitje.

3.4
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Deep amber in color with a good sized head. Aroma is of coriander, banana and apricot. Taste is of fruit, yeast and alcohol.


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