These beers are amber to dark brown in color. Caramel, dark sugar and malty sweet flavors dominate, with medium-low to medium-high hop bitterness. Quads have a relatively light body compared to their alcoholic strength. If aged, oxidative qualities should be mild and not distracting. Sometimes referred to as Belgian strong dark.
- Roasted Duck
- Aged Gouda
- Bread Pudding
Amber to Dark Brown
Medium Rising Bubbles
Noticeable to Hot
Hop aroma and flavor are not perceived to very low. Hop bitterness is low to medium-low.
Caramel, dark sugar and malty sweet flavors and aromas can be intense, not cloying, while complementing fruitiness.
Complex fruity flavors reminiscent of raisins, dates, figs, grapes and/or plums emerge, often accompanied with a hint of wine-like character. Perception of alcohol can be extreme.
Clove-like phenolic flavor and aroma should not be evident.
Medium to Long