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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. dark caramel with an off white head. Dark fruit aromas. Dark fruit and cocoa nibs....and then terrible. If you could sip this and then immediately spit it out before the aftertaste kicks in then maybe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a light brown. Abbey type of aroma. Fig, dates and a little cherry note. The taste is kind of thin. Not many other complexities pop out. Mostly raisiny with some dry sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Derek881 (1268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
Poured from the bottle into a small glass at a beer tasting. The beer had a complex aroma featuring a mix of bubble gum, apricot, cherry, and date, along with some more basic floral and fruity hops, and a wet barley malt effect too. It was a hazy, rusty copper color and somewhat cloudy, with an average-sized foamy white head with shorter retention, but good lacing and average cling. The beer had a very sweet crisp taste with strong sweet fruity flavors, bits of molasses and cherry, and a light sour finish. It was a pretty lively beer, with a thinner but good mouthfeel, and was a touch on the dry side with a strange coffee-like after-effect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
tap at Dash In - Pours lightly hazy amber with a small lingering head. The aroma is of yeast and dark fruit. It has a sweet flavor with some obvious alcohol presence. Dark fruit and caramel are apparent. Its medium to full bodied and very good though as a fan of quads I was hoping for a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Soft orange copper pour with one finger of khaki tan had. Lots of candy in the nose with some capsiacin and rusty/grainy notes. Light malty sweetness and almost peppery character. Touch of coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Beautiful in the glass with a rich, creamy head, the beer pours an opaque red mahogany. Nose is rich and slightly tart and hints of the depth of this brew. Pleasing on the mouth, on hinting at a more traditional quad as the deep cherries and tobacco linger. The depth is exquisite and begs for a second sip. Hints of vanilla and bourbon round out an immense profile, leaving a warm sensation in their place. Drink in the winter or a cool fall/spring night beside the fire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Deep amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is cocoa, spice, cardboard. Taste is spiced, herbal, medicinal, woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
The look is clear, amber in color, off white head. The smell is coffee, yeast, fruit, alcohol, malt, cleaner, and lime. The taste is fruit, spiced, yeast, fruit, veggies, alcohol, and ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2867) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours murky amber-brown with an off-white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, toffee, nuts, tobacco, and leather. The taste is sweet malts and fruit and a bit of booze with some nuttiness. Its actually a little rough. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (2173) - Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy orangeish ruby red with a one finger creamy cream colored head. Aroma is mildly fruity, chocolate, plums and cherries. The taste is the same, with a strong alcohol burn, chocolate covered cherries, dates, not getting much of the coffee, other berries. I liked this, it could have hidden the alcohol burn a little better, would have been better in a smaller bottle, now I have to finish this whole 22 oz bottle.

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