RATINGS: 1108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
"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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   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.

Pershing (595) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Amber color poured into a stemmed chalice. Lots of yeast "floaties". Fair amount of carbonation. Aroma of plum and dark dried fruits. Medium body with a little hop bitterness. The alcohol is hidden well. Finishes a little sweet.

wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber-brown, with a foamy light beige head. Aroma of stone fruits, yeast, and spice. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, spice, yeast. Nice.

Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Old bittkevtl glass. Aroma of wet cardboard and must. Meh. A watery flat kind of taste. Well. This doesn’t hold up well. Decent enough.

sinfull (1846) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2017 Deep , mahogany color. Big , off white head. Aroma of malt , raisins, dark fruits and Belgian yeasts. Rich , complex, malty taste with mild bitterness at the end.

HopsTamer57 (23) - - DEC 21, 2017
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JyroBip (29) - - DEC 19, 2017
A heavy carmel sugar bomb... enjoyable, but perhaps a bit too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Benzai (16922) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2017
Bottle @ home. A tad unclear amber-ish color, medium sized off-white to beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, caramel, raisins. Taste malts, raisins, some alcohol, somewhat sweet and somewhat [alcoholic] bitter. Meh, overall I could drink this yeah for sure, but I think it's quite a bad "abt/quadrupel" stylewise.

mjmoen (626) - - OCT 27, 2017
B. Pours a rusty orange color with white head. Has a Full body and Rich flavors.

gringo332 (649) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2017
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!

chadski (173) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Malty alcohol aroma. Light, airy head that dissipates quickly. Sweet, balanced flavor of red fruits. Light-bodied.

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