Four Horsemen 2017 | Idle Hands Craft Ales

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4.23/5
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16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Idle Hands Craft Ales
Massachusetts, United States
idlehandscraftales.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Abbey Style Quadruple brewed w/ spices

Added by Ian_B on 01-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,604
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
pDev:
6.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robrio89
4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Its incredible how drinkable this beer is at 12.9%. One of the best belgian styles ive had.

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Photo of Dope
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9/16 bottling date. 13% ABV

A: Pours a very dark mahogany. Tall and thick brown head. Excellent head retention but fairly thin-to-nonexistent lacing.

S: Yum. Brown sugar, dark bread and some spices. Molasses and toasted sugars too.

T: More of the same, all sweet flavors. Big brown sugar, molasses, toffee and some caramel/toasted sugars. Belgian spices come out in the finish and aftertaste, a touch of pepper, some earth, some dark fruits. Maybe even allspice and...tobacco I think? Just a hint of alcohol sting in there as well, nothing compared to the 13% ABV though.

M: Heavy, sweet but not syrupy. Feels big and belly-warming but no real harshness. I would have expected 8-9%, not 13%.

O: Damn this is a hidden gem of a quad. Definitely more americanized with the big sweet flavors but DAMN they are good. It's not syrupy or cloying at all, the high ABV and the spices and the breadiness really helps counterbalance it all. Really well done, I'm gonna pick up some more of this.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've been saving this bottle for a good occasion. Opened on 4/7/16.

Poured into a tulip glass. The color was a nice dark caramel color and when in different lighting, a nice dark amber with maroon coloring. The head was a nice two fingers high and foamy.

The first smell gave me a hint of roasted cereals and plums and figs. You also get a bit of spice.

Served at about 55 - 60 degrees. The first few sips give you the malts and slight dark sugar taste. There's also the sweet, dark fruit flavors that hint out like plums and dates. The alcohol is not present. As it warms up you get more spices in the character with the fruit and the alcohol taste comes through. I tasted cloves.

The feel is very little carbonation until it warms up. It's a nice feel, not watery or sticky.

Overall it is a very good beer. You would never guess it was high in alcohol at 11.8%. It was well worth the wait and was thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJoe
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of angelosk
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark caramel brown with a loose foam. The smell only hints at the complexity of what follows when you taste it. Plums, caramel, dates with hints of spice which get better as it warms up. In fact this should be left to warm up a bit to fully reveal its complexity. I am a hophead mostly but this beer intrigued me with how drinkable it is, even at 11.8%. Grab a glass and relax, cause you won't be going anywhere once you start drinking it.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle with a bottling date of December 2014. Sampled on December 19, 2015.Served around 50 degrees.

The pour is an attractive looking, heady medium amber with maroon-red hues glistening in the light. The head hangs on for a while.

This is an evolving beer. When I first pop the cork I get a vibrant cherry, grape, and dark fruit note with moderate Belgian malts, yeast, and a slight sugar note. As it warms the spiciness comes forward.

The body is medium to full.

The taste begins with a sweet malt character coupled with a nice dark fruit taste with a little more of the alcohol here. But as it warms the fruitiness begins to feel a tad spicy with coriander and clove characters leading to a fruity finish. I quite enjoyed it.

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Photo of frekky
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Four Horsemen 2017 from Idle Hands Craft Ales
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 16 ratings