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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Robust Belgian-Style quad aged in American Brandy barrels. The Belgian nose meshes with the sweet character to create a experience entirely unique.

2016 Great American Beer Festival – Silver Medal Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel

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3.3
JDTerry1 (16) - - OCT 28, 2017
Can't drink too much of this but the brady does come out quite a bit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
douglas88 (9699) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a mostly clear ruddy brown color with a small white head. A big boozy fruity nose. Rich dusty earthy notes, heat, sweet vinous barrel, sugary sweet base. Pretty good. Enjoyable.

3.5
AirForceHops (7910) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Color is deep dark amber brown pour that opened with barely a hiss. A aggressive pour resulted in light head. The aroma is not bold, weak oak, cherry tannins, caramel candy hints. Some very mild yeast and rock candy. Still shows some booze. Pretty decent but I guess it needed some more age. The booze really stands out

3.6
AdamChandler (5183) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle from AFH via Adrien? reddish brown. great clarity. 2 finger of-white head. sweet brown sugar and cherry aroma. very sweet flavor. needs more age? brown sugar, cherry, candy sugar, apple?. finish is sweet and woody.

3.8
Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle shared in NH - big thanks to Airforcehops. Pours clear copper with a creamy topping. The nose has lots of jammy berries, caramel, a little vanilla. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with a bit of booze, creamy toffee, golden raisins, oily vanilla. Full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with more ripe dried berries, toffee, some booze, cake. Fun stuff.

3.9
drfabulous (8683) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours a nice looking medium orange color with some notes of caramel and booze. Slight stickiness. Big nose. Some citrus and tangerine. Nice.

3.6
Dorwart (2610) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2017
Thin almost non-existent head of fine bubbles with low carbonation. Big, rich, malty aroma with lots of butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and roasted malts. Color is a hazy dark mahagony. More lively in the mouth with a bit of effervescence. Rich malts again with lots of bourbon, roasted grains, vanilla, toffee and some apricot. Rather hot with the high alcohol content. Body is thinner than expected and thinner than it should be. This brew could be world class with more of a malt bill to give it some body. Finishes slightly sweet but pretty clean. A brew with all of this flavor should leave more of a lingering impression than just a hangover.

4
tmoreau (4679) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Shared bomber poured to snifters showing a fairly clear, deep amber color, with a presentable layer of off white foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was fruity with esters as a mixture of dark & light varieties of dried fruit, pit fruit skins, a touch of ripeness, subtle spice, caramel sweetness, slight barrel /oak, and noticeable brandy influence that came off well incorporated, and thus, mellowed. The taste was basically the same notes, medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation, a little tartness & tanginess, modest earthy & tannic bitterness, and just a little more booziness than in the aroma. One of my favorite styles, and this ranks up there. The choice of brandy barrels for aging was definitely an upgrade.

4
oobawa (1804) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Lovely booze-bomb of a Quad, hot and heavy and oozing with Belgian soul and Brandy swagger. Pours a gorgeous hazed red-brown, thick and foreboding, offering up a solid beige head that leaves ample lace as it dies away. Nose is brandy, brandy, brandy, caramel sweet with a slight fruity tang, maybe a hint of oak on the backside. But man, what a delicious Quad, sweet as a hug from a drunken monk, starting out with a blast of candi sugar and dried apricots, then developing a heavy caramel middle with a nutty undertone, biding its time until the brandy nails you in the shins with a oak bat. Finishes warm and boozy, a noticeable oak-hop bitterness offsetting the massive liquor back end. Very nice, very potent, very cheekily named. I don’t feel drinking the whole bottle is behaving responsibly. Guess I’m in trouble.

4
MetalNHopHead (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Did Nebraska coin the name just so they could say drink Responsibly? If so, it’s kind of a dumb joke, but the beer itself is anything but stupid. At 13%, this massive amber-ruby shaded Belgian Ale should be intense. Instead, it’s remarkably approachable. Fat malts and candied fruits on the nose. Flavors of brown sugar, oak, vanilla, dark fruits (plum, raisin, prune, red apple), and just a little alcoholic molasses. Full-bodied yet smooth texture. The 13% makes this a beer to drink with care and to savor. Drink Responsibly indeed.


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