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Quadrophenia - Black Market Brewing Co.

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mactrail on 08-26-2012)
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev -29%

03-30-2013 23:00:36 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2012 04:31:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

2.05/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I use primarily "Hads" and I'm only reviewing this one only because of my stong feelings.

Pours a medium orange with a very light/feint light khaki head. Clear and bright in the glass.

Nose has gigantic and hugely assertive esters. Full of very sweet ripe peaches, ripe bananas and big sweet ripe fruit. Almost too sweet in the nose, if that's possible.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated and relatively "clean," IF you can overcome the weirdest flavor profile I may have seen in a beer. Respectfully, I'm not convinced that this beer is not a mistake that was bottled for some reason, financial or otherwise.

Flavor profile is camphor, mint and pine, mixed with sweet carmel and malt. Perhaps most importantly, it is not integrated or balanced. In other words, they don't match well together. There is a medicine character with the underlying malt profile. There is peppermint and there is burned fruit. I can think of no reason whatsoever to drink this beer. The finish is all mint and camphor that, unfortunately, is very long lasting. A bitter mint/pine character (and not an attractive one) stays with you forever. It tastes like you ate one of those "Fisherman Mints," the kind that no one likes but tries when they have a sore throat.

There are also hints of sage and rosemary, furthering the weird flavors and "undrinkability" of this beer.

All in all, the flavor profile simply does not work on any level for me. I don't see drinking this by itself for any reason and it does not appear to pair with any food profile about which I'm aware.

One of the very few beers that I would say "don't try," and I'm for trying them all!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 07:20:55 | More by GRG1313
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mactrail

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reddish dark amber color poured in the big Brigand chalice. Slight chill haze. Thin head melts away, though plenty bubbly on the tongue, at least to start. Tropical aroma is actually pretty swoony-- like some kind of Trader Vic's cocktail with bananas and pineapple.

Overall impression is a kind of bitter candy flavor. Peppermint and burnt raisin toast. Surprisingly thin body what comes through as a lot of sweetness. Not as hot as most beers at this ABV level. Brewer says they use Trappist ale yeast and coconut palm sugar. It certainly has an unusual sugary flavor, so maybe that's the secret. Surprisingly bitter for what they claim is 29 IBU, so the yeast must be working overtime. Tart aftertaste that leaves a tingly tongue, exactly like fresh pineapple.

Totally weird, if you're looking for a new taste thrill. If Black Market isn't pleasing your palate, at least it's confusing it. From the 22 oz bottle. Bought this at Krisp in downtown San Diego (formerly Best Damn Beer Store and Super Junior Market before that).

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 06:51:07 | More by mactrail
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-15-2013 06:05:03 | More by drewone
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind a touch of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel and dark malts with candi sugar, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and dark malts, with some dark fruits and spices. Through the middle, some candi sugars come through with some more Belgian yeast flavors and spices. The finish is a mix of caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Quad. Good overall balance with good Belgian flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 02:38:48 | More by ngeunit1
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

08-13-2013 05:37:28 | More by ste5venla
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-17-2014 13:41:50 | More by JohnnieNepal
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very big floral and citrus nose. And the taste was very powerful. You could tell it was 11%. A couple of these and I was gonna have to sneak behind the bar and take a siesta.

I liked the overall nose and flavor, but it may have been a little too potent for my liking, even though its a quad.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 21:33:23 | More by dvmin98
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RickS95

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours quite a bit clearer than I thought 11% ABV would be. Regardless, I haven't seen this color before. A ruby copper color. Decent head of a finger or so. Contrasting bright white color and foamy. Less than average retention and barely any lace.

Smells the part with a nice combination of dark fruit and white pepper. It smells a bit like a hefe with some banana and clove rising from the yeasty goodness.

In typical Belgian fashion, the spicy fruity yeast dominates with an explosion of fruit and pepper. After a few sips, it takes on a medicinal taste with the alcohol coming to life.

It's certainly a quad. My lips are burning after a minute or so. Feeling some heat in my throat as well. Fruity, spicy and hot. Medium bodied. Hops are completely overwhelmed and throw in the towel. Plenty of sweet.

Overall, it's a really good beer. Very strong, but very good. If you can handle the heat, it's fairly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 03:11:56 | More by RickS95
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dwagner003

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-09-2014 22:27:35 | More by dwagner003
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Braz

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-10-2014 04:39:55 | More by Braz
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moonknight31

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-16-2013 17:03:11 | More by moonknight31
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-14-2014 14:07:39 | More by DavidHume
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-17-2014 00:46:16 | More by sblanton83
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hickmancase

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-09-2014 09:26:39 | More by hickmancase
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DeezGunz14

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

09-27-2012 03:05:12 | More by DeezGunz14
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mroberts1204

California

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

04-21-2013 00:39:57 | More by mroberts1204
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-05-2014 23:45:49 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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jdmandel

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-04-2012 07:44:06 | More by jdmandel
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Bcarson7287

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-20-2014 05:17:04 | More by Bcarson7287
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07Bigben01

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-05-2014 03:06:31 | More by 07Bigben01
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ThinkRedEsq

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-14-2013 16:31:27 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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gare8ear

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-01-2013 11:53:10 | More by gare8ear
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redfalconx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-27-2014 18:45:01 | More by redfalconx
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Quadrophenia from Black Market Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.