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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Massively big and delicious, QUAD is an elegant and dark ale. Rich with complexity and flavor, try savoring it after a long day or during a fine dinner. You also might enjoy it as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to a dessert, but QUAD stands alone quite well. We recommend enjoying QUAD in a brandy snifter or wineglass so you can drink in the aroma of this fine elixir.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1427) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Dark fruits, sweet, raisons, strong alcohol, strong, strong flavors, all go pretty well together. Sweetness is really the limiting factor in the drink. Can be somewhat overwhelming. Some spices. Pretty well done.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1804) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a murky garnet color with a small creamy beige head. Rich stone fruit aroma is sweet and complex. Sweet dark dried fruit leads off this intensely flavored Quad. Notes of apricot, raisins, plums and sweet cherries. Big warming alcohol and medicinal notes. Complex, yet unrefined. Finish has notes of cough syrup, lemon peel and bittersweet malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1763) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Aroma is banana, raisin, clove, spices, booze, wood, dark fruit. Appearance is red brown, light tan head, bubbly, hazy. Taste is banana crazy, clove, raisins, dark fruit, woody, booze, harsh. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, banana and wood aftertaste. Overall, I find this to be pretty unpleasant for a style Ive come around to liking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (247) - - FEB 10, 2017
Pours a nice plum shade with thin tan head that disappears immediately leaving just a bit of lace and skim. Aroma is dark fruit, figs, raisins, cherries. Palate follows suit with the addition of malt, caramel, toast, cereal. Serious stuff, though the body is not as fort as I expected. That actually helps the drinkability, but given the complexity, especially as this warms, Quad is one for sipping. I noticed the 11.9 percent ABV, though the alcohol did not overpower the flavors. A well-done American approximation of a Belgian quad, this is one to savor on a cold evening.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Pours a murky bourbon with a short, antique white head. Subtle tartness on the nose with aromas banana, bubble gum, and very faint clove. Moderately aggressive on the palate. Bubble gum flavor triumphs. Moderately dry throughout, but becomes even drier at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
lownote (582) - Austin, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with no head. Cherry/stone fruit, spices dominate aroma. Sharp taste up front of spices. Fair bit of bitterness fades into sweetness. Rich toffee malts, a bit candy like. Has a slight medical aftertaste. Good body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2800) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine, Gainesville. Pours murky reddish-brown with a small, soft beige head. Aroma of bubblegum, dark fruit, yeast. Flavor is plum, bubblegum, alcohol, black cherry, caramel. Good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (1592) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Muddy, brown color with little to no head. Rich aroma of malt , molasses, dark fruits and yeasts. Taste follows the aroma. Moderate sweetness, warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2016
bottle at home ... dark coppeer .. thick tan head ... dark rich fruity malt nose .. soft sweet fruity malts .. soft toffee fruit .. rich sweet malts .. soft toffee fruit .. juicy fruit .. long soft berries .. light spice malt

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (627) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Served on tap at Weyerbacher. Hazy plum red color with an off white head. Sweet plum raisin aroma. Plum raisin spice flavor. Heavy body. Nice balance and complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonshawn (1174) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Tap at brewery in easton with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. 12oz tulip pour. Really nice light plum color reminiscent of this style, small off white head. Dark fruit nose. Fruity plum taste with Belgian funk, very smooth. This is what this style is supposed to taste like. Excellent.


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