The Prophecies
Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Style:
Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #139
ABV:
10.25%
Score:
88
Ranked #16,408
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 9.57%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
31
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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
 
Oregon, United States
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Winter
Wants
  5
Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Photo of Spikester
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed dark cherry with one finger of white head that drops quickly leaving some splotches of lace.
Smell is dark fruit rich malts maybe a bit of black cherry.
Taste is dark fruit malts and some cocoa. Alcohol well hidden.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is lightly dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty mostly sweet strong ale. Easy drinking but watch out this is a big beer. 500ml bottle Bottled in Nov. 2018.

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Spikester from Oregon, Jun 29, 2019
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3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Handsome clear red-brown with fine-grained foam in the Hopleaf goblet. Peculiar smell of passionfruit with something murky from the compost heap. Rather sweet but the Belgian dry finish takes the edge off. Fruity and tangy. Golden raisiny taste with a buttery finish.

Rich but some acidity. Bitter and woody aftertaste. This does taste more like an "Imperial Old Ale" if you let your imagination wander. It's all quite interesting though more of a novelty than a Quad. From the 500 ml bottle. Label says it was bottled in November of 2018.

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mactrail from Washington, Jun 05, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I received a bottle from @woemad in the NBS BIF #9 and it was a "mystery" beer so I reviewed it blind. It pours a deep cola brown with a huge, fluffy, light khaki-colored head and a thick sheen of creamy lacing. The aromatic nose features banana, plum, cherry, clove, coriander, and brown bread. The taste is rich and fairly sweet,; there is plum or fig, black cherry, tobacco ash, and earthy char. It finishes quite bitter. It's really tasty! The mouth feel is rich and creamy with moderate carbonation and you can feel its 10.25% ABV; there is a noticeable alcohol burn. Overall, this is a well-crafted Quad; the initial fruit sweetness is balanced by the char and bitterness. It's not a subtle ale but if you like a good Belgian Quad, then you should enjoy The Prophecies.

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MacMalt from New Jersey, Apr 07, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +1.3%
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 LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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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LiquidAmber from Washington, Jan 27, 2017
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3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
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 John_M
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
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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John_M from Oregon, Feb 14, 2014
The Prophecies from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 31 ratings