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Four Swords - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: En29356 on 12-20-2013

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: little to no head, some carbonation, pouring a cherry, nutty brown.
S: syrup, earthiness, alcohol sweetness
T: Bitter coffee, dr. pepper syrup, caramel, dark fruits, oak
M: Medium-heavy with some carbonation
O: Sweeter than anticipated but a very drinkable Quad

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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped 750ml bottle which feels unusually heavy, perhaps the bottle walls are thicker than normal. No date visible on the bottle, but as this is local and limited, it probably hasn't been around very long. Served in a tulip.

Appearance is a clear but dark brown, like a Coca-Cola. Lovely shade of lighter brown where it gets thinner. Lots of carbonation is evident, but only a light khaki layer of head arises, then dissipates. Gorgeous lacing and just off-clear coating the sides of the glass.

Smell is not overwhelmingly strong, but very nice with touch of yeast, cotton candy, molasses, and figs.

Taste follows the nose when cold (<45F). Quick pungent hit followed by nice cotton candy sweetness, dried fruits, ending with a little pear, and then finishing with a earthy bitterness. Almost more of a "lack of sweetness" than bitterness - but the beer does profess to have 44 IBUs.

Taste as it warms finishes the same but gets more astringent on first blush. Also more complex in terms of dried fruits, but the raisins and fruits start to dominate.

Mouthfeel is nice and clean, not as sticky as some quads I've had. Carbonation is not overwhelming. You are left with a little bit of the earthy aftertaste, but not a thick coating in your mouth.

Overall, this is a very nice stab at a quad from a local brewer I have not always been blown away by. It's easily the best thing I've had from them, and that is not meant as a backhanded compliment. It may not knock the socks off people weaned on Westy, but IMHO it seems worth trying for any fan of the style.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Four Swords from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.