RATINGS: 285   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, it’s 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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AirForceHops (7676) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Hazy burnt orange color with out much head. Bottle says best before 14 Aug 2014... Just in time!! Aroma is sugar, dates and caramel syrup.

The body is medium with a solid quad base. Dates upfront of the flavor with a sweet syrupy texture throughout the sip. Lingering dark fruit after the sip. Candi sugar and raisins here as well. Very sugary. No coffee to be found here which is problematic after a lot of time. Perhaps it was better a year ago? Two years ago?

Tstamba (775) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft at White Oak Tavern in a snifter. Amber with fading off white head. Nice aroma of spices, coffee and chocolate. A bit light and thin for the style. Fruit and spice with sweet dry finish.

jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark chocolate, some nibs, cherries, sugar and booze. The taste was of dark chocolate, cherries, orange, cocoa nibs and booze. Nice.

nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The aroma is sweet and malty with fruit and alcohol. The appearance is orange copper. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall good.

Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This is a rich flavorful beer, this beer has a lot of flavor with rich Belgian sugar and dark malts. Fruits like cherries and dates ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gschrade (1094) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste sweet, Carmel, fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Quite light and low on palate for the style. Amber with ok head and lacing. Finishes musky, with too much wood. Only faint hints of dark fruits in this. Tap at takeover even at Monk’s Cafe.

DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium amber with orange highlights and a big fluffy off white head. Very sweet profile, lots of dates, soft banana, barley candy, vague fruit acids. Not a bad sipper, but I would never peg this as a quad-- where are the phenols, the yeast character?

BadAprilia1000 (437) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fairly good head. Aroma is cherry, coffee, malt, candy, spice, date, figs, plum, toffee, and tobacco. Taste is cherry and candied coffee beans, plum, fig sweetness, warm spices. Very interesting beer, fantastic one timer.

Oakes (18517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
The name is a reference to coffee cherries. Hazy dull amber-brown with a fairly rich head for a high test beer. A little phenolic, tons of sugars, very sweet taste, big blast of alcohol late. Estery, but this seems rather unfocused.

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