#quadfather (Red Cap / Cherry Quadfather)
Voodoo Brewery

#quadfather (Red Cap / Cherry Quadfather)#quadfather (Red Cap / Cherry Quadfather)
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Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
11.4%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.32%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
39
From:
Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  2
SCORE
88
Very Good
#quadfather (Red Cap / Cherry Quadfather)#quadfather (Red Cap / Cherry Quadfather)
Notes: Next up in the #hashtag series is ‪#‎quadfather‬ aged on Michigan tart cherries. Since introducing The Quadfather a few months back, this delectable Belgian Quadruple has quickly become a pub favorite. One particular cask treatment with cherries garnered rave reviews from our pub faithful so we've decided to bring it to you in bottle form. This particular cherry addition was designed to be a thoughtful and most importantly, complimentary addition to a beer already rich in dark fruit and caramel notes.
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Stevem68 from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an Amber color with a prune/ plum haze. Aroma is on the boozy side with dark fruits. Flavor is big a rich, dark fruit flavor of cherries. Has some of that classic Belgian yeast notes and overall a really nice taste. It's a little thinner on the mouthfeel and overall I enjoyed this a lot.

Mar 30, 2016
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maximum12 from Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to thebouch01 for this bottle; Voodoo is always welcome in my house. 12 oz. bottle with stark black & white label straight out of 1985.

The pour is dark red, with sediment, looks thick, like one could paint with it. The nose knows no quad: it’s minty & herbal & sweet. Smells like Robitussin without the stink & alcohol, which seems odd.

#quadfather is almost more cherry than a bowl full of cherries. The first taste is cherries, the second is more cherries, & there’s a cherry finish, too. Malt? Sweetness? Yes. The herbal nose does carry over into the taste & is the only other strong component. Syrupy; six ounces was enough.

Not up to the usual high standards that I hold this fine brewery to, this one is just too much, too sweet, too simple. Almost average.

Nov 28, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Tommyguz for sending some 4-packs of this out east to us so promptly. 12oz bottle poured into a matching voodoo teku. The brew appears a clear chestnut color with ruby clarity and khaki head that fades leaving patchy lace.

The smell includes toasty malt, somewhat bready to biscuit-like character with an herbal feel and mild mineral element. At times this has a sort of medicinal feel that blends into some mild yeasty phenolics.

The taste is slightly herbal to bitter with some belgian phenolics, bready to toasty grain and slightly mineral-like with a mild medicinal aspect. The cherry character is very mild and natural feeling in the aftertaste with some sips. I strongly believe if the cherry addition wasnt advertised, you would skip right by it without even knowing it was there.

This is full bodied and moderately carbonated. A pleasant and warming sipper with enjoyable nuance. The alcohol is integrated really well in this and I appreciate how the residual sweetness tastes like layers of toasted grain instead of sticky sweet candy like some quads. I love seeing Voodoo flex a little and try some styles outside their comfort zone and still nail it. Worth checking out for sure.

Aug 14, 2015
#quadfather (Red Cap / Cherry Quadfather) from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 39 ratings