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What the brewers say
“This full-bodied quadruple has malt-forward aromas with dark fruit notes. A dry, balanced finish makes this strong but quaffable beer the perfect way to end a long day! Notes of toffee, chocolate, raisins, and plums.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Good caramel and toffee notes from the crystal malts with red apple and pear and a hint of raisin and prune. Slight hint of tartness with notes of cherry and lemon. No hops or alcohol.”
Flavor: “Rich, dark caramel-malt sweetness up front with a slight chewy note. Dark-fruit notes of cherry, plum, prune, and raisin, as well as apple and pear. Medium hops spicy note in the middle. A bit sweet, but otherwise the finish is relatively dry. Moderately carbonated. Well-balanced fruit, spice, and body.”
Overall: “A good, well-executed quad, with moderate fruitiness—very enjoyable rich and strong flavor. Well-placed fruit notes and malt character. It finishes slightly sweet but not over the top. Well-blended fruit esters and bready malt characters.”
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