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Quadrupel - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
89
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich, dark, malty and very complex. Belgian Abbey yeast, dark candi sugar and a huge assortment of specialty malts create layers of complex fruity aromas and a warming finish.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-17-2009)
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Photo of Sean9689
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Alex! Poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a copper color, white head, thin collar, thin cap.

S - Burnt sugar, toffee, oak, light alcohol booze. A lot of sweetness coming from the nose with well-hidden alcohol. If you like 'em sweet, this is your beer.

T - Dark fruit, burnt sugars, oak. Very sweet, rich, and drinks like a Port. Like I said with the nose, if you like a big level of sweetness, then you'll like this beer. The alcohol is almost nonexistent for 12.5%...impressive.

M - Full, light carbonation, syrupy, sweet candy finish.

O - I really liked this beer, some did not. I enjoyed the sweetness, and it's a sipper for sure. I really enjoy Ports and this kind of reminded me of that. Would def drink again....thanks Alex!

Sean9689, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Rare tick shared by Alex. Thanks!

A - Reddish brown colored beer with a bit of a white head that left some random stick on the sides and a decent ring.

S - There is a lot of candy going on in this one. Sweeter smelling than I would have expected from a quad with focus less on dark fruits and more on cidery ones. Intersting, but not sure how I feel about it.

T - I'm not really a fan of this. Somehow it tastes like chocolate and candy canes to me. That's great if you like sweets like that, but I was hoping for more of a traditional quad taste with the dark fruits, etc. Not that it tastes bad, just not my thing.

M - Soft carbonation, full bodied, little bit of alcohol burn.

O - An alright beer. Alcohol is well hidden, but strange taste and overly sweetness makes it not one of my favorites.

AgentZero, Oct 19, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tanger for this one. Someone wrote '07? in the upper right corner of the label - so I guess it's from 2007? Labels lists the Wilmington, DE location. Served in a Glunz taster glass.

A - Thin white foam settles to a partial cap, thin collar, a few spots of lace - good retention even with the lower volume. Transparent dark red-brown-orange color.

S - Candi sugar, molasses, caramel, some apple. It's slightly medicinal, with faint oxidation, and a touch of milled grain. Well-hidden alcohol is appreciated.

T - Slightly medicinal, with a hint of cherry cough syrup. Otherwise it's your typical quad flavors - candi sugar, molasses, dark fruits, candied cherries, slightly phenolic yeast.

M - Low carboantion, full-bodied, sticky texture, and mild alcohol warmth. Pretty much on point for the style.

D - There's a bit too much of the cherry cough syrup flavor than I prefer in my quads, but otherwise this is a very good American attempt on the style. I'd have this again, and I'd be curious to see what a fresh batch tastes like.

MasterSki, Oct 17, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had 8/8/2011. Purchased from the West Chester, PA location. 750 ml cork and cage bottle poured into a Delerium Noel Snifter...

A - Nice dark, murky burgandy-brown color. Nice carbonation visible. Creamy eggshell white head forms, about a finger thick, with nice retention.

S - Classic Belgian spice with nice dark fruits. Plums, dates, raisins come through nicely. A lot of cherry coming through in the nose adding nicely.

T - Very nicely balanced with all the aforementioned scents coming through in the flavor. Smooth and creamy with a nice sweetness from the fruit flavors and a bit of brown sugar coming through on the back end. Really nicely done.

M - Heavy bodied beer that is thick and slightly chewey. Sweeter beer, but nothing cloying or that takes away from anything.

O - Really a very nice beer. I was not expecting this level of balance in the flavors. Definitely one that I will look forward to trying again sometime.

KAP1356, Sep 03, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wilmington, DE location. Jan. 2011.

Darn good beer. The abv was well hidden, especially behind a somewhat sticky facade. Significant malt profile, and slightly (but not cloyingly so) sweet. Lots of dark fruit in the nose and taste, yet also distinctive grassy malts. Not quite true Belgian as there was mild bitterness, but desipte that, I still enjoyed it! I'd have sampled it all night, in fact, if I wasn't keen to it's destructive power. Worth checking out.

jwjon1, Jan 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down, this is the best beer I have ever had. Every sip (yes, this is a sipping beer) felt like a neatly wrapped present. It had a wonderfully heavy, yet sweet taste that left a nice warmth in your throat. I wish I could have had a gallon of it, but I think that would have precluded me writing this review. If you have the chance to partake of this seasonal, do so without hesitation.

MrChonks, May 17, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a murky, dark brown with a 1 finger, off white head that slowly fades out into a gentle cap and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of rich, caramel syrup, sugary vanilla, ripe fruit, plums, raisins, and a touch of spice.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a deep raisin flavor and spicy Belgian yeast dominating the flavors.
Mouthfeel is of a thick, chewy, yeasty, sugary, borderline vinous, port-like flavor lingering on the palate.

weeare138, Apr 17, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle. Dark burgundy color with ample creamy foam. Excellent purity in the nose with authentic Belgian aromas of dried cherry, prune and raisins. Flavor is very well balanced, very sweet and complex. Notes of brown sugar, raisins and cherries. Really a terrific beer. Love both the Quad and Oak Aged Quad.

Crosling, Oct 18, 2008
Quadrupel from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.