Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewers' Cut Black QuadrupelBrewers' Cut Black Quadrupel

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by genitempo on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of genitempo
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Real Ale always catches your eye on the shelf. They always bring about top-notch continuity with their logo, typeface, and visual style, that any Texas beer buff will always spot it on a shelf. The brew pours nice and thick, with a rich, dark chocolatey-caramel color in it's body that lightens up at the bottom of the pint glass. Tawny head that leaves little lace.

S - A good musty (if that makes any sense). With indications of figs in the background. Not overbearing.

T - Without dispute, this beer glosses to the back of the palate without any resistance. With such a high ETOH, one would expect some resistance from the taste buds. However, this beer is enjoyable from start to finish. It opens and closes with dark fruits, but its never upfront and never overbearing. A solid clean finish.

MF - Rich and lathering. Maybe a little alcohol on the exhale, but who doesn't mind that?

O - Proud to be the first to review such a well-crafted beer. I was upset not have a sip of this at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival. Nonetheless, Real Ale has truly created a great piece here. Looking forward to enjoying another soon...maybe on draft.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This ink-black concoction was intensely amazing. Quads and stouts are two of my favourite beers and this blends them perfectly. Smells of coffee, nuts, old rotted fruit, amazingness. The taste is also like rotted fruit, very malty, smoky, and a little nutty. The yeast flavour is strong, as it should be for a quad, but it's a little overpowering. That's probably the only reason that there is a bad side to this mix. I love all the smoky darkness of dark beers and the yeast covers up some of those flavours. But it adds such a great rotting plum flavour that works so incredibly well, it's totally worth it. Alcohol warmth is near-perfect too. It's a tiny bit more covered up than I prefer, but I know most people are not a fan of alcohol warmth, so I'll take it. It really is great. It's even got a tiny bit of head that sticks around the edges throughout despite the fact that none forms initially. This beer is beautiful.

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4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aroma. Taste of cardoman. Nice all around.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of champ103
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown/nearly black color. A tiny tan head form, and recedes in a second. Not much lace either.
S: Very aromatic. At first I get a black current kind of aroma, followed by liquorish. Dark fruits of plums and cherries and light chocolate lingering on the nose. Excellent.
S: Follows the nose with the black current and liquorish flavor up front. Reminds me of Unibroue 17th Anniversary. Though not quite as intense as that. Dark fruits of plums and cherries. Some bitter chocolate in the finish. Excellent.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation as well that is pretty smooth. So easy and enjoyable to drink. I will be coming back to this a lot if I can get more bottles.

This is well made. With all the new breweries that are doing so many new things, it is great to see one of the Godfathers of Texas micro brews reminding everyone that they are still one of the best in the Lone Star State.

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4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours a nice dark brown, almost black, body with a thin tan head that quickly fades to nothing.

S: A lot of delicious funk, some candy style sweetness and a little bit of fruit and yeast.

T: Has the typical "QUAD" taste with the funk and sweetness. There is also a nice sweet grain flavor as the beer lingers. The fruit flavor also reminds me a lot of coconut.

M: The beer is super smooth and has a nice thin body. There is a nice crisp feel on the back of the throat as it goes down.

O: This is by far the best beer that Real Ale has produced in my opinion. Everything about this beer just blows me away. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of dumptruck81
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
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