Iron Hill Oak Aged Cherry Quadrupel

 
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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A truly full-bodied beer, quadrupel is rich, malty and very complex. Deep brown in color, this beer uses Belgian abbey yeast, dark candy sugar and a huge assortment of specialty malts, oak aged with cherries providing layers of complex fruity aromas and flavors with a warming alcohol finish.

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3.5
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
5th November 2016
High Wycombe House Warming. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Comparatively light palate, semi dry and with decent fine carbonation. Smooth and sweetish malts. Fluffy cherry, tangy. Oaky sweetness into full vanilla. Airy finish. Hides the abv well but was expecting much more complexity.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (19510) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle at The High WyCum tasting, Chez Bois, thanks to Kenny Kenny 05/11/16. Murky cherry red with a decent enough beige covering. Nose is tarte cherry skins, straw, earthy, funk tones, pissy red berry. Taste comprises light cherry skins, wood must, tangy red berry, funk, light pissoi. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light booze lick. Ok but lacks depth for the ABV.

3.8
mR_fr0g (12119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared at the hi wy cum. Tasting, 5/11/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A hazed reddy amber coloured pour with a fine off white head. Aroma is sour boozy, bourbon, tangy, tangy red berries, . Flavour is composed of boozy woody, fruit cake. Boozy, . Boozy. Plate is medium sweet and sour, highish carbonation, tangy sour, little oak.

3.7
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle shared in High Wycombe - thanks to Jkenny. Pours unclear copper with a slim topping. The tangy berries in the nose, wood, cherry, earth. Medium sweet flavour with moderate acidity, some orange peel, some bread, leaves, citrus, lemon. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with some acidic bite, more tangy berries, alcohol warmth. Good novelty.

3.5
Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Kenny. It pours hazy rich red with a tiny head. The aroma is rich, juicy, cherry, jammy, vanilla, Bakewell tart, tangy and candy. The taste is rich, juicy, tangy, stewed cherry, boozy, kirsch, booze, jammy berry and Bakewell tart with a dry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Fruity and boosty. Fun to sip on.

3.5
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Served on-tap at the Iron Hill Lancaster Sour event.

A - Pours deep red with no head at all leaving no lacing down the glass. If I didn’t know any better I would say it is dead.

S - Smells of cherries, oak, port wine, dark fruits, and booze. This one has a lot going on and it seems to be a bit muddled as a result.

T - Starts off with some cherry sourness, nothing too over the top, quickly giving way to a mix of booze, woody oak, dark fruits, more cherries, and some vinous wine tannin. The yeast comes thru toward the end but it really never gets past the other, much stronger, flavors. Finish is pretty dry. I like the flavors in this one but I think it is still a bit raw.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. Plenty of booze and drying wood tannins in the feel of this one. Finish is more of the same.

O - This one was OK. I think the flavors are fine but it needs a bit more time to mature. If you have a bottle of this one I would sit on it for a little while in hopes it would round out.

3.6
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Ruby brune pour with some head. Body is a little light.. Tart cherry, oak, touch of warmth.

4
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2014
750mL bottle. Poured a lovely shade of reddish-amber with just about no head on top. The aroma was quite potent, with tart cherries, oak, and a bit of raw alcohol leading.. some darker fruits, molasses, and vanilla deeper down.. unabashedly big, but I was looking forward to it. The flavor found juicy dark fruits, berries, and peppery bourbon-like notes at the core with dry white pepper, oak, cloves, and tart cherries around.. spicy and dry on the finish with very tasty cherries and oak above all else.. oxidation rounded it out well right at the end. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. this got better and better with a little time to breathe.

3.8
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Unlabelled 750 ml bottle. Misty garnet brown with edgy beige froth. Nose is sour cherry, raisin, acetone and wood. Medium body with bright carb, slightly sticky. Taste is earthy sour cherry, raisin and wood. Sweetness comes out as it warms. Lots of tasty dregs. More a Flanders Red at this point.

3.9
reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours opaque amber/brown with a touch of ruby...medium tan head. Aroma is boozy and dominated by sour cherry and oak...a bit funky...underlying caramely notes. Flavor has more quad qualities up front...malty, slightly sweet and followed up nicely with great sour cherry and lots of oakiness. Mouthfeel is full and creamy/silky with a dry oaky/lt cherry finish that warms nicely.


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