RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle: Pour is deep hazy amber with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is deep sweet malt with yeast and light caramel. Flavor is smooth with light caramel, raisins, brown sugar, light alcohol, and a hint of hops towards the end. Fairly well blended brew. Pretty fruity and smooth. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Pours very dark and frothy. Aroma: is roasty with a cereal background and a hint of citrus. Appearance: is very frothy and sparkling. Color is a rich and thick reddish brown. Flavor: is medium bitterness, almost Lager like. Palate:full body and fizzy. Overall Impression: Very solid Quadruple. Impressed by the attention to detail the people at Boulevard Brewing Company put into this beer. Right in line with our European brethren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours dark copper with a thick tan head. Brown sugar, yeast, dark candied fruits, and malt in the nose. Boozy glaze over all the flavors. Raisins, dates, molasses, vanilla, and caramel blend with the spice to form a heavy Belgian ale. This would do well as a winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2008
pours a nice dark mahogany brown with a thick tan head. Aromas are of dark fruit, molasses and toffee, roast malt Flavour is toasty malt and a fig and raisin alc fruitiness. Fairly sweet middle with a light cutting spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2770) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Courtesy theisti. Copper color, caramel nose. Fairly sweet with a light raisiny fruitiness, touches of darker fruits are indistinct. Well rounded, but strong, with hints of spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2008
750ml bottle from Bev’s for Less. Pours a cloudy dark amber/ ruby color with a fizzing light beige head. Nose was sweet with candied dark fruits, maple and brown sugar with some spice. Flavor was also sweet with caramel and nutmeg spice. A light hint of booze was picked up in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. The pour yields a hazy, burnt orange to sienna brown colored body. A wispy film and thin, bubbly edge leaves obtuse, foamy lace behind. Aromas are sweet and boozy up front, with notes of sugary caramel, rum soaked figs, and dark, sweet raisons. Vanilla lends a smoothing quality, while hints of earthy spice impart a savory character. Flavors continue the theme, caramel and dark, sweet fruits in the fore, followed by balancing earthy spice and mild hops in the aft. Sugary on the palate up front, the light carbonation leads into a semi-dry, alcoholic finish. This is a decent brew, but ultimately a bit too sugary and hot for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Beer tasted at mcbackus tasting courtesy of the CheeseMan. Pours dirty brown orange with one inch tan head. The aroma is musty light colored fruitiness, spices and bacon earthiness. The taste starts and ends sweet with light colored dark fruitiness, coriander, other less discernable spices, yeasty spices and Belgian candi sugar. Really nice but could use a couple more years to mellow out the bright flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Shared with MB at Woody’s. Pours a muddled orange with small supended particulate and large sustainable tan head. Aroma of sweet raisin, cane sugar, caramels, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol, though, the abv becomes more evident as it warms. Flavors of plum, sweet crystal malt, and I detect some oakey flavors, even though this isn’t oak aged. Fairly impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (4106) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
What a satisfying beer! Really excellent complexity, with the alcohol set just at the right level to lift the yeast, sweetness, and spice across the palate. Rich color and a frothing pour, rich fruits in the finish. Very enjoyable; I wish I hadn’t shared the bottle four ways (albeit, I’m happy that it was shared with my wife, sister, and brother-in-law).

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