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319 - Idle Hands Craft Ales

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian style Quadruple brewed with Cherries. (brewed once exclusively for Redstone Liquors)

(Beer added by: Ganglani on 05-19-2014)
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Reviews by Dope:
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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

No bottling date spotted but this one was just released a few weeks ago.

A: Pours a very dark reddish-brown with an enormous, frothy light brown head. Head retention is top notch, takes easily 10 minutes to clear away. Fluffy little chunks of lacing everywhere.

S: Pretty typical quad aroma. Dark fruits like raisins and cherries - sweet as if they've been candied. Earthy with a little bit of indistinct spice. Heavy bready malt. Maybe a little spicy alcohol?

T: Whoa. Taste takes me by surprising after the fairly generic and subtle aroma. Up front there are a lot of dark fruits, again with the raisins and somewhat with the cherries. Cherries kick in mildly tart. Very mildly. Cocoa in the middle - lots of it. Light caramel and heavy bread from what I assume to be the malt. A little earthy, mainly from the cocoa and maybe a little belgian yeast earthiness and spiciness to compliment it. Lots of lingering cherries in the aftertaste along with that cocoa. Gives it somewhat of a dark chocolate covered cherry sensation. Nice.

M: Fairly heavy but a bit higher carbonation helps air it out a little. Nice soft, velvety mouthfeel.

O: Well, I have to admit that I've never had an Idle Hands brew and I've never really heard any earthshattering reviews so I never had much desire to try them either. However, this is one serious quad and I may have to reassess my previous thought process. This is a quad with cherries but it is not a cherry quad, if that makes any sense. Cherries are fairly subtle and only really stand out in the aftertaste with the chocolate. They add a nice layer of complexity without being overpowering or even at the forefront. That are lots of great quad flavors which I was happy with seeing as this is one of my favorite styles. Topped with a nice soft mouthfeel and this was something quite special in my opinion.

06-01-2014 01:58:48 | More by Dope
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

This beer was brewed as an exclusive for Redstone Liquors. It pours a dark mahogany color with ruby highlights along with a thick chestnut head. Nose is that of chocolate covered cherries. Definitely malt forward with a full bodied and bready mouthfeel. Dark fruits such as raisin, cassis and plum show through in the front with a slightly tart cherry finish.

05-19-2014 20:50:03 | More by Ganglani
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4.54/5  rDev +7.8%

Dark brown with hints of red when held to the light. A huge tan head forms when poured that persists; eventually dies down with a layer of foam remaining on the surface of the beer and lacing on the sides of the glass. Malty, somewhat sweet smell with a scents of chocolate and fruit. The taste blew me away. Rich, sweet, malty with hints of coffee, chocolate, and cherry and a ever so slight dry finish. Slightly heavy, velvety, rich mouth feel. Overall delicious quad.

06-04-2014 01:27:13 | More by sprat1960
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

05-31-2014 17:27:17 | More by Sspeer1
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

07-13-2014 23:39:38 | More by tobelerone
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-19-2014 20:56:52 | More by kaelingirl
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4/5  rDev -5%

06-02-2014 00:47:16 | More by PEIhop
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

06-01-2014 21:16:53 | More by Mlarz2100
319 from Idle Hands Craft Ales
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