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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glennmastrange (2897) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Heavy dark bread, nutty and caramel for the malt, moderate herbs, cooked orange and orange peel for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast with notes of date, dried cherry, brown sugar and alcohol. Head is tiny, fizzy, tan with fair lacing and ggod legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and has a moderately alcoholic and slightly sticky finish. Nice drinking Quadrupel. Of course its heavy body and texture, and its alcohol is fairly noticable, but there’s not a bad aspect to it.

bpreo (2886) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
Only $3 a glass at Black Forest, Eugene, OR, on Fat Tire Friday’s. That’s a good deal for a 10% alcohol beer. Very strong alcohol flavor. Was very hard to drink, but worth it.

hopscotch (11177) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy, dark caramel pour with a small, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is both fruity and malty - dates, overripe banana, coffee cherries, vanilla and caramel. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Flavors of caramel and dark fruit lean a hint toward the bitter and boozy side of balance, but not by much. Lengthy, medium-bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

Crash26 (17) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Thought I should avoid this one, but I am up for trying anything once. Probably should've stuck with my initial thought. Smell is of small hint of fig, cherry, and caramel, but alcohol is the dominate aroma. Taste mirrors almost exactly. Boozy and not much else to save this beer. I even tried aging it a year before trying... Do not recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Overtly boozy bordering on one dimensional. Some fig and prune in the flavor, but nothing memorable. Was not enjoyable, finished one glass pour and sent it on its way into my new garbage disposal. Lacking in complexity for a quad and overpriced for the flavor. Pay another dollar or two and get a nice quad.

ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle at the Bulldog. Hazy brown with white head. Aroma of dates and cherries. Taste of malts, cherries and sweet fruit. Nice finish with almost no aftertaste. Pretty good beer.

Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3/1/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Pours hazy medium brown with an offwhite head. Nice lacing. Aromas are sweet, malty and nutty. Flavors have dried fruit, nuts, spices, sugars and a bit of alcohol burn on the finish.

hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Dark fruits, dates, toffee, and somewhat nutty.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2014
It pours a rustic brown color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head that died within a half minute. Some lacing ends up trying to stick to the sides. The smell has a tart cherry with a slight coffee-ness trying to come through but honestly kind of comes through in an "ashy" sort of way - hmmmm... The taste has some tart cherry and some other dark fruits try to balance the coffee and ash. The ftertaste is somewhat a bland yet kind of tart cherry. It has a dry ashy and somewhat coffee finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium on the mouth and tongue, not really sessionable - though it seems like this one tries to be as the carbonation runs fairly smooth. Overall, I say this is a decent quad, because I have become more engaged in this style within the past year, I think I can honestly say that this is a mostly ok quad that I don’t think I’d have at my Easter meal.

DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap. Medium clear dark yellow pour, minimal carbonation and an aroma of strong boozy malt and raisins. Flavor is also boozy malt, Belgian yeast, and finished with a sweet sugary finish. Decent.

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