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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Meet the Four Headed Wooly Mammoth, our big, bad Belgian Style Quad Ale. It’s the first in our new Cellar Vault Series, which will feature unique & experimental draught-only brews that will pique your senses. Four Headed Wooly Mammoth, a massive 11% ABV Belgian Quad, is brewed with Dark Belgian Candi Syrup (Kandijstroop Donker) in the boil, which provides notes of anise, dark chocolate, caramel & toasted bread. Candi Syrup, a traditional brewing ingredient in Belgium, also adds a dark hue and a complex Belgian character to the brew, which is fermented with Belgian Abbey Yeast. Having taken more than a dozen trips to Belgium, Sean Lavery, VP of Operations, yearned to brew one of the “treat” beers that he enjoys during his travels. This brilliant garnet-red beer is true to style with its warming 11% ABV, which is balanced perfectly with caramel, dark sugar & malty sweet flavors.

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3.8
Drake (14110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville, 2/24/16. Clear bronze, medium creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of cherries, lemon, orange, bready malt, caramel, lime. The taste is brown sugar, bready malt, cherries, anise, spice. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild booze.

3.8
j12601 (13205) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at Schatzi’s. Pours a lightly hazed ruby with a thin white to tan head. Big plum and fruit on the nose, a bit of isopropyl, warm candy. Medium bodied, big and warm, loads of stone fruit, big, boozy, esters coming through. Long malt and candy, esters, easy going fruit. A small amount of this is lovely.

5
Tobyrando (41) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2016
Sweet and malty with nose of banana bread and chocolate. Beautiful deep red color.

3.9
VincentAnthony (44) - Massapequa, New York, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours a deep, dark reddish brown. Aromas of dark fruits, banana, caramel and sweet malts. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, licorice, candy sugar, smoke, hints of licorice and vanilla. Moderate carbonation. Big body. Full flavor. Smooth finish.Impressive American quad.


3.3
Emeister84 (2601) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of banana, plum, cherry. Hazy dark red with a mostly lasting off-white head. Somewhat sweet, some booze. Full bodied.

3.9
jb (3427) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Finally got a glass of this. Been chasing it a bit. McGregors Greece NY has had it off and on ahd came through today. Delightful. Very fruity, full of body, complexity, esters. Murky, orange, not a lot of head, served in a goblet. This is a style I like and this came through.

4.3
jflopsu (1842) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2016 Pours a dark red-amber. Has a yeast/wheat, fruit, caramel, and sweet malt aroma. The taste is quite strong with a mix of fruits, caramel, dark alcohol, wheat, yeast, and sweet malts. A great aftertaste with sweet caramel malts and sugar.

3.7
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
On tap at Columbus Winter Beerfest. Hazy amber red color. Thin bubbly ring of head, and film. Few loose bits of lace. Up front, some dark fruit, richer caramel, spiciness, touch of mustiness, bit of rasin. Bigger body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Mild slick. Very full, almost chewy body. Moderate bitter, moderate to bigger sweet. Mild alcohol warmth, but not 11%. Solid quad, but I don’t think it compares to the best examples.

3.9
Dogbrick (14027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
On draught at the "Hunt the MAMMOTH" event at Giant Eagle Market District Kingsdale on 02/12/2016. The beer pours a clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of red fruits, malt and yeast. Full-bodied with flavors of ripe fruits, earthy yeast and caramel malt. The finish is fruity yeast and sweet malt. Pretty good overall.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10981) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft to taster at Cincinnati beerfest 16. I had to get 2 samples to get a decent amount to rate because they were doing smaller pours. Pours a clear deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel and toffee malt, Belgian candi sugar, ripe fruits, lightly toasted bread, a mild spice character, warming alcohol, decent American quad.


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