RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cascara Quad is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. Channeling the Trappist tradition, its brewed with an ethereal malt bill, and spiced with the fruit of the coffee bean (cascara). The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. Once on the palate, Cascara Quad starts swinging clove, fig and molasses. Each sip offers sweet warmth, deep complexity and fleeting dryness.

Hops: Hallertauer Hersbrucker-Nobel, Styrian-Golding-Nobel
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Biscuit, Black
Fruits/Spice: Belgium Amber Candy Sugar, Date Sugar, Cascara Tea
Body: Medium-Heavy
Aroma: Ripe figs, raisins, plums, black cherries, toffee, chocolate, pipe tobacco, rich Corinthian leather and leather bound books.
Mouthfeel: Starts big and smooth, finishes still smooth yet the cascara tea and higher ABV will bring a nice dry warm end to this epic novel.
Flavor: Sweet and rich, huge complex overall taste.
Visual: Brooding, dark, cloudy berry brown with tan head.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Appearance: Dark amber
Aroma: Dark fruits
Taste: Mash up of earthy bitterness, sweet dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body, earthy bitterness sticks in the aftertaste and doesnt go away.
Overall: Instead of being a really complex walk through all these different flavors, ends up being not all that drinkable nor enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16619) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dried fruits and spices - not very quad like at all. Flavour brings out a weird mix of notes - none of which seem to be the added ingredients stipulated on the bottle. Theres some cloyingly sweet maraschino cherries, barely any dates or any coffee at all. Weird stuff. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2363) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Ruddy brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy beige head. aroma of dark fruit, bready yeast, sharp fruity esters, sweet chocolate, toast and floral coffee. Flavor is sweet malt, brown sugar, sweet, dark fruit, hot booziness, clove and bready yeast. Medium to heavy body with an oily to boozy, dry feel and moderate, but quit sharp carbonation. Decent overall, but lacking complexity for a quad, and with an increasing astringent booziness as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (6131) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Hazed brown/orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar, yeast, and abv. Flavor is brown sugar, abv, yeast, Medium bodied with good carbonation. A beer as you drink it becomes a little harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (6009) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
22 ounce bottle pour. Somewhat murky copper appearance. Thin beige head. Aroma has some chocolate covered cherries and just the bitterness of coffee comes through lightly. Not much else coffeeish about this beer unfortunately. Fairly sweet and a little estery on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7519) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Not so much a dark quad color as I expected. Sweet. Some mollasses and brown sugar. Little cherry. Raisin and fig. But not hitting all the notes Id want.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Medium brown pour, tan head. Aroma is dried fruits, bourbon, earth. Flavour is the same. Sweet and boozy. Not into it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23620) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Draft. Clear amber orange color, medium white head. Aroma of figs, dates, cherries. Taste is sweet caramel, Christmas fruitcake, boozy finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of dates, toffee, figs, chocolate, cookie dough, leather, and cherries. Flavor of cherries, dates, raisins, caramel, and earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Sweet sugary date, cherry, raisin, earthy/spicy, and alcohol aroma. Deep, slightly hazed amber with a small off-white head. Sugary date, vinous cherry, earthy spice, light molasses and alcohol flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

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