Unmapped Brewing Company
Quadruplication Belgian Quad
Unmapped Brewing Company Quadruplication is a Belgian Quad (aka Belgian Strong Dark Ale) and at 10% alcohol by volume (25 International bittering Units) is mid-range for the style. It offers moderately rich malt aromas of dark dried fruit, light fruit, rich sweet malt, some mild toasty notes, moderate fruity fermentation esters, raisin and plum with a big dose of alcohol. It smells like a spicy alcoholic fruit cake. It pours deep opaque dark brown with some brilliant ruby highlights when held up to the sun. A moderate light tan cap slowly reduces to a thick film. A rich dried fruit bomb on the tongue leads with figs, raisins, prunes, and dates with lesser levels of stone fruit support. the beer is moderately sweet and spicy. It dries a little on the finish with a mild bitter, alcohol providing some balance. This beer is very rich with dominate malt flavors seasoned with a medium low hop bitterness and smooth, clean alcohol flavors. It is not syrupy and dries a little on the finish. The carbonation is creamy, medium to medium high, the body full to chewy, and the smooth alcohol is not hot or harsh with a pleasant warmth slowly sneaks over your body. This is a delightful, full bodied, lusty beer packed with flavor perfect for sipping on those evenings when you do not have to drive and you can let the beer's gentle glow flow over you. Try it with a sharp English Cheddar by a warm fire. I rate it 90 and will buy a bottle or two whenever I can find it.