The Prophecies | Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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3.99/5
Very Good
25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States
block15.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.25%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,439
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
25
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of jason_nwx
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiffanyakers1
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWHopinator
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark brew reminiscent of iced tea without the ice. Very rich looking and effervescent. A small head dissipates quickly. Has a sweet and malty aroma with a light raisin smell. The raisin comes through for the taste with light molasses. Has a wine taste or flavor to it. The carbonation is strong in the tasting like a cola product almost. Overall it's fine drinker but lacks the sweetness of Belgian Quads I'm used to. I can imagine this improving while it warms. I would buy this one when I was in the mood and I could have aged this one but It's a new taste and experience so what the heck! A SPECIAL Thanks to @Lingenbrau

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Prophecies fills the chalice a deep walnut brown, but when held to light, it shows off a beautiful dark cherry skin tone. A khaki colored and creamy head rests above, one finger thick, and surprisingly stays afloat for a while before descending into a light surface coverage of large bubbles and smooth foam.

Fig and cherry cola are the first impressions. Sweet brown sugar and a toasted nuttiness I can't quite put my finger on follow along. As this warms, mild traces of cinnamon and clove are hesitant to reveal themselves.

Wow. This didn't make me believe it was going to taste like a quad from it's aroma, but it does not disappoint in the taste. Fig and cherry both dominate once again with a dry cider like flavor closely on their footsteps. A chocolate, caramel, and sugary blend of flavors come in strongly afterwards, which makes me imagine a Rolo covered in crushed rock candy. No surprise and true to style, a light alcohol flavor finishes this off.

The feel, as I mentioned a dry cider impression previously, is just that. Surprisingly thin, very dry finish with a tingly carbonation, and an alcohol warming sensation.

I'd say this is a good Quadrupel. Perhaps no Westvleteren XII or St. Bernardus Abt. 12, but a hell of a good shot. And at $4.99 for a 500ml, you bet your ass I'll be picking up a few more. Would love to see how this one ages. Cheers!

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMC73
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.84/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, hazy reddish brown, almost the color of unfiltered, mixed cherry juice with a fine two finger khaki head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of bready malt with light biscuit notes, dark fruit, dates and grape juice. Flavor is bready candi malt, plums, figs and dates, cocoa with a malty, dried fruit finish. Medium bodied with good creaminess. An unusual and flavorful dark Belgian. It doesn't really adhere to the quadrupel style, being more malty and dried fruit forward than fresh dark fruit I'd expect. Somewhat like an old ale meets a Belgian barleywine. In this case, not adhering to style is irrelevent because this tastes great and has a very nice malty finish. The ABV is a bit noticeable in the aroma, but hidden well in the taste. I liked this a lot, and am going to go back tomorrow for another bottle. Hope it shows up again in the future.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miller9410
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TynaciousT
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The smell is mellow and underwhelming. Pours nicely. Color is a very opaque brown. The taste is something like figs or maple syrup, but not quite either. In general, the flavor is sweet and complex. Very smooth for its impressive 10+ abv. This isn't my favorite beer, but for less than $5 (1 pint and 9 fl. oz. in bottles, Corvallis, OR) I would have this one again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of seanthornton152
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of John_M
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tpa at 16 tons the other day. Not much info about this beer on the internet, or on the Block 15 site. I'm assuming it's a "one off," which is unfortunate, as it's a pretty tasty beer.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with good head retention and light lacing. The nose is attractive, right off the back, offering up dark fruits, chocolate and something of a cola aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but is even better, as I also pick up considerable brown sugar and toffee as well on the palate. The beer is fairly sweet, but there's enough hoppy bitterness in the finish (giving the beer something of a peppery finish) to more than balance that sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the finish is long with a slight hoppy finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty good. You can tell the abv. is up therre, but the beer is not the least bit heavy or hot on the finish.

Very nice beer from Block 15... would definitely order it again if I ever see it.

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The Prophecies from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 25 ratings