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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel - Real Ale Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: genitempo on 10-12-2012)
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Reviews by JMad:
Photo of JMad
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a thin filmy light brown head. Smells of dark fruit and maple with some alcohol bite. The taste is strong with plum, red grape and boysenberry, some alcohol too. It's nice and thick with lots of carbonation and a satisfying finish. Real Ale did good with this one, they consistently put out solid brews.

JMad, Nov 03, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev 0%

Tiernan, May 07, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and dark fruit. The fruit notes come through very strongly. I get some cherries and raisins. The flavor is very similar. There is a good dose of caramel and roasted malt, as well as some chocolate and a hint of coffee. I also get some cherry notes, as well as a good amount of alcohol. The beer is very sweet and has some brown sugar character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

hsus0225, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev 0%

Sammy, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of kaidasz
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rarely have i had a beer which tasted like the description on the bottle or can. In this case Real Ale nailed it. To paraphrase, a malty quad and indeed this is the case. Pours a blackish hue with 1/4 head quickly dissipating and left little lacing round my chimay chalice.

Onto the good/great;

First taste was, oh yes this is a nice quad and then the malt backbone hits and you definitely are onto something slightly new and excitingly different.

Upfront tastes are the traditional fig, raisins, then belgian sugars and carmels, and finely turns to the malt.

The alcohol was higher than i thought, figured closer to 9% so pretty hidden burn.

Now to the kicker!; $8/4 pack, i will be returning to this again and again over the next 3 months. Great work Real Ale, I would rank this solidly above the Edition #1 (APA-nice but not great).

kaidasz, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

jheezee, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -75%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

dumptruck81, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JamLand, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of brandoneast
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

brandoneast, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Hopmodium, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a nice dark brown, almost black, body with a thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing.

S: A lot of delicious funk, some candy style sweetness and a little bit of fruit and yeast.

T: Has the typical "QUAD" taste with the funk and sweetness. There is also a nice sweet grain flavor as the beer lingers. The fruit flavor also reminds me a lot of coconut.

M: The beer is super smooth and has a nice thin body. There is a nice crisp feel on the back of the throat as it goes down.

O: This is by far the best beer that Real Ale has produced in my opinion. Everything about this beer just blows me away. Absolutely delicious.

gtermi, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of FlyingKelly
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

FlyingKelly, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Big_Dave, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Mish
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Mish, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of genitempo
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Real Ale always catches your eye on the shelf. They always bring about top-notch continuity with their logo, typeface, and visual style, that any Texas beer buff will always spot it on a shelf. The brew pours nice and thick, with a rich, dark chocolatey-caramel color in it's body that lightens up at the bottom of the pint glass. Tawny head that leaves little lace.

S - A good musty (if that makes any sense). With indications of figs in the background. Not overbearing.

T - Without dispute, this beer glosses to the back of the palate without any resistance. With such a high ETOH, one would expect some resistance from the taste buds. However, this beer is enjoyable from start to finish. It opens and closes with dark fruits, but its never upfront and never overbearing. A solid clean finish.

MF - Rich and lathering. Maybe a little alcohol on the exhale, but who doesn't mind that?

O - Proud to be the first to review such a well-crafted beer. I was upset not have a sip of this at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. Nonetheless, Real Ale has truly created a great piece here. Looking forward to enjoying another soon...maybe on draft.

genitempo, Oct 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

atoulouk, Dec 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Xzfgiimtsath, Apr 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

cestlavie, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

WritersBlock, Oct 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

bbcd, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

melissajtai, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Kips, Nov 26, 2012
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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.