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Four Swords - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: En29356 on 12-20-2013

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

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

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 1 pint 9.4 oz capped bomber to tulip glass.

A: Opaque mahogany color, high brown foam with good retention. Very nice lacing coats the glass throughout.

S: Caramel and malt, dissipates quickly.

T: Plenty of dark fruit and spices. Malt and bitterness linger for a long time.

M: Creamy, with medium-low carbonation, some heat from the alcohol.

O: The high IBU makes this an atypical quad

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells meaty, and a little like butter. The meaty smell is reminiscent of raw hamburger. This is going to be unlike any other quad I've ever tasted.
Wow. Definitely different taste-wise too. That meaty flavor is still there. Reminds me a little of a beer Shiner used to make called Smokehaus, but less smoky, more meaty. Tastes pretty awesome. Like a mildly sweet, medium-rare hamburger with just a few drops of mesquite barbecue sauce. Seriously. Try it if you don't believe me. Not sure how they do it, but this thing is packed with umami flavour, but with none of that soy sauce flavour that a lot of high-alcohol, dark, umami-esque beers tend to have. This, is a definite win for those dark, umami beers if you like them. As you get used to that raw meat flavour, a sweeter molasses and mildly roasted malt flavour comes through. This is the only part reminiscent of any quad I've had before, but still it's unusual. There's a little bit of bitterness, but not much. Tastes like if you mixed a rauchbier with a quad that had an especially malty, dark backbone. Weird brew, but worth a try.

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Four Swords from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.