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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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise goblet. Edition #002, best consumed by 10.08.13

Big thanks to cfh64 (Brad) for the extra.

A: Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring.

S: There's a ton going on. Fruity yeast, dark fruit, caramelized sugar, and some slight coffee bean.

T: Dark fruits, dark malts, some slight bitterness with a touch of paper. Sweet malts and light caramel.

M: Medium to thin bodied. Was expecting a little more body to this beer. Full flavor, but some prickly carbonation whisks it away pretty quickly.

O: I enjoyed the nose on this immensely, but the mouth feel was lacking. A little too thin and the carb was a little high. Overall it was nicely done though.

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4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This ink-black concoction was intensely amazing. Quads and stouts are two of my favourite beers and this blends them perfectly. Smells of coffee, nuts, old rotted fruit, amazingness. The taste is also like rotted fruit, very malty, smoky, and a little nutty. The yeast flavour is strong, as it should be for a quad, but it's a little overpowering. That's probably the only reason that there is a bad side to this mix. I love all the smoky darkness of dark beers and the yeast covers up some of those flavours. But it adds such a great rotting plum flavour that works so incredibly well, it's totally worth it. Alcohol warmth is near-perfect too. It's a tiny bit more covered up than I prefer, but I know most people are not a fan of alcohol warmth, so I'll take it. It really is great. It's even got a tiny bit of head that sticks around the edges throughout despite the fact that none forms initially. This beer is beautiful.

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4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown/nearly black color. A tiny tan head form, and recedes in a second. Not much lace either.
S: Very aromatic. At first I get a black current kind of aroma, followed by liquorish. Dark fruits of plums and cherries and light chocolate lingering on the nose. Excellent.
S: Follows the nose with the black current and liquorish flavor up front. Reminds me of Unibroue 17th Anniversary. Though not quite as intense as that. Dark fruits of plums and cherries. Some bitter chocolate in the finish. Excellent.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation as well that is pretty smooth. So easy and enjoyable to drink. I will be coming back to this a lot if I can get more bottles.

This is well made. With all the new breweries that are doing so many new things, it is great to see one of the Godfathers of Texas micro brews reminding everyone that they are still one of the best in the Lone Star State.

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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a Ranger Creek Tulip
A: Nearly black, but dark mocha brown up to the light. Has a minimal light tan head that recedes quickly and leaves behind a little lacing.
S: Smells like a quad, plus. Belgian yeast, and the quad type scents you’d expect, but there’s a bit heavier roasty malt to the nose as well.
T: First off is the Belgian yeast, then bittersweet; you get the malt and the hops at the same time, and they balance each other really well. On the aftertaste is the alcohol, this could hide its ABV a little better, but the alcohol is not overpowering either.
M: Very lightly carbonated and a bit thinner than I would like, but just because it looks almost like a stout doesn’t mean it should be.
D: Easily sippable, and while it doesn’t hide its alcohol it would still be easy to tear through a pair pretty quickly. We’ll see in a year how it fares with some time on it.

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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.

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4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a tan head. Retention is moderate as well as lacing. Smells like raisins, figs, plums and candi sugar. Alcohol is noticeable but not overbearing. Lots of sweetness in the taste. Your mainly hit with dark fruits and toasted candi sugar but there is also a slight alcohol warmth. Its toned down quit a bit considering the ABV. Great mouth feel. Semi thick and with moderate carbonation. Sorta creamy. Can't believe this stuff is only 8 dollars a 4 pack. Hope there is still some left tomorrow.

Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.