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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel | Real Ale Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 29
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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this bottle a few weeks ago in a parcel from my good beerbuddy T0rin0. Thanks Robert for this one.

Poured in my small Struise glass this beer has some difficultie to produce some head and carbonation. That's a pity. Nice dark fluid with almost no lacing in the glass.

Good and easy to drink, i thought the abv was 8 percent and no more but i was wrong...well hidden my friend in Texas. Enjoyable beer but nog very spectacular...

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4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a Real Ale snifter.

A: Deep brown color. Mostly clear as I can tell but it's very dark. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger pure tan head. Lacing is spotty but present.

S: Dark fruit and caramel dominate the nose. Raisins and figs are present in the nose as well. Alcohol is hidden well.

T: Subtle, smooth flavors with the dark fruit leading the way followed by the toasted malts.

M: Creamy, smooth, big bodied beer.

O: A nice beer, a bit off from the typical quad but it's not in a bad way. Solid beer. Well done.

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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, BBefore/Date10/08/13
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Deep reddish brown. Layer of light tan. Forms a ring ram round edges. Alcohol feet.

S: Dark candied sugar. Dark fruits. Molasses. Smells like a quad, with slightly more roast character coming through from the malts used I assume.

T: Flavor follows the nose. Dark fruits. Candied sugar. Typical flavors, but also you get more of that roast character that you smelled. The carbonation is prickly and leads to a fairly dry finish. Alcohol is masked nicely.

M: Big medium bodied. Good carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Glass is black but shows some murky brown light through at the edges. Holds a cream coffee halo of foam. Very thin cover.

Smell: Flinty, odd mixture of earth and banana peels. Esters are dark fruit with a splash of tonic water.

Taste: Belgian yeast drives most of the profile, comes across as European with a mineral water element. Some cherry skin tannin gives a little bite to the fruit.

Mouthfeel: Very prickly carbonation keeps the body somewhat suspended but seems a little overdone. Body is a medium heavy with a slick texture.

Overall: Where the normal road is Singel, Dubbel, Quad, this beer seems to have gone, Belgian Pale Ale, Double BPA, Quad BPA. Some great ester driven fruit notes going on, little peach, little tangerine skin, little plum, all with a heavy malt bill quietly holding it all up. A great little sipper, I'll grab more if I see it. Another interesting twist on a style: keep up the good work Real Ale!

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4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very little activity, no head, no lacing. Looks black from a distance, but at certain angles and distances there is some translucence.

I feel the boozy heat more than I smell it, but it is the strongest component. It will likely mellow some if aged. But I thankfully get some mild roast, a hint of dark fruit Belgian yeast, and a slightly stronger amount of caramel. Pretty good.

Mild roast, some caramel, and a nip each of sour cherry fruity flavor and Belgian yeast. Much like the nose, but without the dominant boozy heat. There is also some modest bitterness. It's all quite well balanced, and fairly complex.

Low carbonation, full body, and a moderately drying and bitter finish.

Until I had the Mysterium barrel aged stout the other night, I had never had a Real Ale beer that impressed me favorably. This one has been on deck longer, and I am glad to have purchased and consumed it. It's very good. The Belgian character flies under the radar, but it is noticeable. And the black element of the quad is unique.

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Brewers' Cut Black Quadrupel from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 134 ratings
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