RATINGS: 1122   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a burnt amber color with a khaki head and floating sediment. Dark fruit, yeast. malt, caramel, molasses, toffee and spice aroma. Plum, cherry, fig, raisin, caramel, toffee, biscuit, molasses, yeast, spice, malt and slight alcohol flavors. Full body and tons of carbonation. Slightly sweet with a biscuit, dark fruit, malt and warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juks (360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
750ml bottle, thanks Harri. Pours caramely amber colour, medium sized beige head stays and leaves lacing. Molasses, toffee, honey, tomato juice, spices in aroma. Spices, bittersweet, malt, bitters, booze, molasses, raisins in taste. Tannin aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, below average carbo. Agressive booze. Good quad, bit too agressive, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1906) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small white head. Aroma: caramel, some candy sugar, berries, sweet. Taste: sweet, dry, caramel, slightly alcoholic warmness, candy sugar, some balancing tastes also-sour-weak bitter. Nice sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (7504) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
750ml bottle (thanks Harri). Hazy chestnut color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Sweet, yeasty, caramel, nutty, honey in aroma. Sweet, honey, caramel, dusty, kama, alcohol in taste. Sweet, kama, yeasty in taste. Alcohol is there, but not disturbing. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (1002) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 1/6/09. A deep murky amber body with small yeast floaters were tossed about by the plentiful carbonation, the massive head left decent lace. Aromas of apple, plum, bready yeasts, earth and some spices. Flavor had all of those attributes with a slight alcohol burn in the finish, that warms up the belly. Overall it was a fairly good beer, thats worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxs place. Thanks Stas & Max. Hazy amber. Malt, caramel, banana, plum, toffeee, sweet, kinda boozy. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevinReddirt (141) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Purchased this 750 ml bottle while on a trip to Dallas. Poured into my favorite snifter it yields an attractive dark red-amber body, active carbonation and an eggshell white foam going as tall as you want. The scent gives red plum, currant and a whiff of spice. A sip gives a yeasty malt, cloves, ripe dark fruit, banana. Strong and gracious. A nice mouthfeel with the plentiful effervescence. Yowza. This is fine. I am late to the quadrupel game but I am enjoying the catch up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3705) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours deep orange, small yellowish head. Sweet, caramel, honey, yeast, bit spicy. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (2058) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle, many years after bottling. Pours clear mahogany, with a finger thick, creamy, off white head. Aroma is fruity yeast and roasted malts, with kandi, raisins and berries Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is malts with burned caramel, kandi, brown sugar and leather, as well as some alcohol and herbal notes. Ok beer, but a bit raw even after all these years...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (3155) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 butla, warka do 02/09/19 (po hameryaknsku piszac), czyli nie jakis bardzo mlody. Leciutki gushing po otwarciu (faktycznie taki belgijski!), piana niezbyt trwala acz ladna, puchata, ecru, zamglone bursztynowe piwo.
Aromat intensywny, glownie suszone i kandyzowaane owoce (figi, rodzynki, daktyle), troche dojrzalych jasnych owocow (gruszka?), sporo jakichs melasowych klimatow, troche chleba... powiedzialbym, ze w kierunku quada z la trappe albo urthel samaranth a nie ciemniejszych pobratymcow.
w ustach nie jest az tak slodki jak po aromacie mogloby sie wydawac, choc slodki i owszem, jest, tyle, ze pod kontrola ta slodycz. Jest nieco syropowy, wysycenie fajnie drobne, belgijskie wlasnie takie. alko ladnie schowane.

klasa piwo, jesli komus smakowala podstawka la trappe quada (czyli poniekad pierwowzor gatunku w jakimstam sensie), to znajdzie tu podobne klimaty. Pierwszy amerykanski quad w tym kierunku zrobiony ktory pije.

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2050) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Grape, funk, earth, oak, and dark fruit Adjunct: Orange rind, calvados, cedar; translucent, reddish amber with a thick, but short lasting creamy, off white, head; thick and oily

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