A4
Transmitter Brewing

A4A4
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Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #154
ABV:
10.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #51,127
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.77%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
From:
Transmitter Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
88
Very Good
A4A4
Notes: Lush mouthfeel and deep rich flavors of banana, dried plums, raisin and figs with layers of spice and round maltiness. Pair with Roasts, wild game and stew.

IBU – 18
OG – PLATO – 21.5°
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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VoxRationis from New York

4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decanted from an 16.9 oz (500 ml) bottle into a snifter glass; no production information.
A: Pours a cloudy, dark copper to brown color with lively head formation leaving one finger, tan head, solid rim retention and parameniscal lacing.
S: Tangy/tart. Initial aromas of molasses and orange zest with raisin and date, as well as a cocoa note emergent.
T: Semisweet with caramel/molasses, orange zest, raisin, and pecan, as well as a bit of banana, licorice, cocoa, and leather, almost tobacco. Strong peppery bitterness, almost too strong: suspect it would have balanced if I had let it sit for longer.
M: Medium to full bodied with solid carbonation. Tingling and playful on the palate.
O: Delicious and fun. Will obtain more for special occasions.

Oct 25, 2020
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justme from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was a pleasant surprise. A truly amazing quad with a boat load of flavor. Lots of dark fruit added only a part of the complex flavor of this one. A true sipping beer. Enjoy it.

Sep 09, 2020
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to bstoos for this one, from NBS BIF #9. Cork and Caged 750 poured into 12oz goblet. poured a lightly cloudy dark brown color, with just a thin cap of tan head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma had some dark fruit over the strong base grains. There was a noticeable alcohol scent, with some pepper notes behind it. i didn't pick up any of the star anise the label mentioned.

On the tongue, it was pretty similar, with the pepper being a bit more notable.The body was a bit thin for the style, but did manage a semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was pretty good. I wouldn't want to tackle a full bottle alone, but I'd like to have it again.

Overall, a pretty good take on the style. Worth a shot if you see it.

May 27, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany red body topped with a thin yet dense, creamy head; sheets of sticky foam coating the glass. Powerful anise presence in the aroma; some malt sweetness in the background. Rich caramel flavors; spicy with anise and pepper. Heavy body; velvety and lush on the palate; lots of residual sugar presence, leaving a nice combination of dry sweetness to linger long into the finish.

This is one excellent quadruple! The aroma, taste and body come together and deliver one exceptional sensory experience. Rich and lush across the board, this beer is a true delight!

Jul 15, 2018
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Gajo74 from New York

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Mugs Alehouse, NYC.
It pours a dark brown, nearly black color, with a lovely red hue. The creamy head dissapates into a silky film, and recedes entirely towards the end. Nice looking brew.
The aroma and taste mostly align in that there are lots of dark fruit; dried prunes and raisin, red grape and figs. The taste is initially medicinal, alcoholic and sweet. The fruit flavor comes out and has the feel of grape must that is still in the process of fermenting. It provides an odd tartness. Unfortunately this detracts from the taste. The mouthfeel is full, somewhat smooth, but also a bit flat towards the end. A bit hard to get through in that it doesn't have that fluffy mouthfeel characteristic of the great quads.
A nice attempt at a quad but ultimately misses the mark.

Feb 23, 2017
A4 from Transmitter Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings