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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cladinshadows (49) - USA - APR 4, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Ruby colored beer with a light tan head. Great clarity. Aroma is very spicy with overwhelming acetone component. Slight fruitiness. Dryness is right for the style, but alcohol aroma and flavor is harsh, overpowering and numbs the palate immediately. A very poor attempt at a style of beer typically characterized by rich, complex fruit esters and a "smooth and dangerous" alcohol component - this beer offers neither. Could have been my 4-pack, but I will not seek this one out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (732) - SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
caramel, earthy, dough, citrus, herbs, brown, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2017
12oz bottle from total wine with commonmac. Light mahogany with thick white head. Sweet dark fruit and booze aroma. Sugary, smooth, well balanced. Medium body. Im not sure if there is such a thing as a go to quad, but this might be it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (238) - - JAN 6, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy, dirty penny colored copper with a bubbly white head. Aromas of yeast, florals, spices, and heavy syrup. Caramel, spiciness, molasses, cake, raisins. Significant carbonation, medium body. Hoppy alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1419) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Amber Brown in colour. Good off-white head. Excellent lacing. Very Malty; lots of caramel, candy sugar. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums. Spicy. Yeasty; lots of floaties. Hoppy; slight balancing hop bitterness. Some warming alcohol. Smooth. Sweet malty, fruity, spicy and yeasty throughout. Nice beer! (2014-09-13)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (515) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours amber honey golden with offwhite head. Aroma is sweet cherry fruity. Taste is sweet fruity cherry maltiness with a fruity sweet finish. Pretty good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2426) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Amber in colour, small white head. Aroma of berries, caramel, candi sugar. In taste sweet, fruity, round. Medium body, quite dry, moderate carbonation. Abv completely hidden. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1531) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Aroma is dark fruit, raisins, yeasty, bubblegum, dry, dusty. Appearance is brownish red, hazy, spritz. Taste is fruity, raisins, yeast, dry, barrel, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, yeast wood and booze aftertaste. Overall, better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (584) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2016
malty, raison, and stone fruit aromas. red in color with huge VERY long lasting head. seriously, this head will not collapse. taste is very malty with some hop bitterness. flavors of dark caramel malts, cherry, raison, and plum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (975) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with sediment floating around and a large, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, prune, raisin, spice, alcohol and yeast. Sweet flavour of overripe fruit, caramel malt, spice and warming alcohol in a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1149) - POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2016 Piana żłta, sycząca, gruba i nietrwałaa. Barwa miedziano bursztynowa, mętna, z pływającymi kawałkami drożdży. Aromat zdecydowanie zdominowany brązowym cukrem i kandyzowanym owocami, do tego tradycyjnie rodzynki, daktyle, figi, jakiś likier morelowy, landrynki, zioła... W smaku jest fajna słodycz, faktycznie taka kandyzowana, jest całe spektrum suszu, karmelu, melasy, jest rozgrzewający alkohol w likierowej postaci i nieco przypraw na finiszu. Goryczka nieduża, lekko migdałowo głogowa. Wysycenie drobne, niskie do średniego (możliwe, że jeśli się piwa nie odgazuje przed otwarciem to jest średnie lub wysokie), bardzo przyjemne w odczuciu - trochę oleiste, trochę "mięsiste", przede wszystkim aksamitne.
Przyjemny quad, dość grzeczny, nieskomplikowany, nieco "cukrowy", dość słodki, ale to ostatnie akurat mi odpowiada, bo wytrawność w tym stylu to zło.

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