The Prophecies
Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery

The PropheciesThe Prophecies
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Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
Oregon, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #99
Ranked #13,188
3.97 | pDev: 9.07%
Mar 19, 2022
Feb 14, 2014
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Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
this thing is a hazard! lookout, especially if you have been drinking all day, this really put me under, but the flavors here are amazing, and for all the hoppy stuff and wild beer these guys do so well, they are nailing these dark strong types as well, such a solid brewery overall! amazing complexity to this, really cool label art, and a pretty pour, raisin colored with over an inch of airy tannish head, no fade at all, looks awfully authentically belgian to me. the nose here is rich, bourbon and rum, vanilla, toffee, maple, and fruit leather. i get warming alcohol but it isnt hot, and i can appreciate a spicy, old worldy belgian yeast, not running away with this, but uniquely understated in its ester profile, lots going on and it expands as it sits. the flavor is just as good, more raisin, caramel, dark hearth bread, birch and oak although i dont know if this sees wood or not. its sweet but not overly so, and the bottle conditioning is on point, this drinks texturally like a belgian example of the style, hard to do but they have it dialed. the booziness takes over as it warms, but it remains enhancing rather than distracting, cognac at the end, this one keeps on going, and the effervescence keeps it weirdly drinkable. overall a monstrously well done offering in a traditional style, right in every way, super impressive. thanks to my homie for sharing!
Oct 01, 2021
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very thick, high volume head , nose of forest floor ferns and moss. Let it warm in the glass and flavor unfolds for you. Rich taste of the Belgian malt is complemented by just a hint of bitterness. Figs, dark chocolate, expresso. A one time deal, you may find some here and there. Our bottle was produced in Nov '20; reviewed in mid-April '21.
Apr 19, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by VashonGuy from Washington

Jan 15, 2021
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dark and sweet
Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by arini10 from Oregon

Apr 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

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.
Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

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.
Jun 05, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by Noah_Aimar from Oregon

May 29, 2019
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

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.
Apr 07, 2019
Rated: 3.44 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by twelveinches from Washington

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.36 by Tiffanyakers1 from Oregon

Apr 17, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by NWHopinator from Oregon

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

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
Mar 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

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!
Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 16, 2017
The Prophecies from Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 36 ratings