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RATINGS: 814   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 (1481) - 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.


4.2
beern (126) - Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Pours a hazy whiskey, amber color with a rich aroma of caramel & malt. Tastes of moderately bitter alcohol and malt, whiskey-like, with a semi-sweet finish of banana and a hint of clove. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.8
MarkSachon (1030) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2017
12 oz bottle from Liberty Beer in Pittsburgh. Strong and sweet, way too high on the perfume. I think the alcohol level was too high on purpose.

3.8
Bebum (1018) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2017
Dark amber, clear, lasting tan head Sweet but refreshing nose. Full body, dense flavor, silky, sticky texture, hot mouthfeel, average length. Very sweet but nicely balanced by bitterness and alcohol. Caramel sauce, hoppy in the background. Massive, great way to finish a meal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
gripweed57 (2600) - 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
ebone1988 (1974) - 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 I’ve come around to liking.

4
Pumpkin87 (248) - - 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
DocJitsu (2004) - 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
lownote (585) - 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
hershiser2 (3480) - 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
sinfull (1682) - 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.


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