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OMMEGANG THREE PHILOSOPHERS BLUEBERRY COFFEE QUAD

On tap at Ambulance, opulent Three Philosophers spinoff provides hop-charred black coffee roast and pureed blueberry tartness to original cherry jubilee/ Lambic blend. But its bustling flavor profile never fully integrates since its boldly impulsive dark chocolate-ravaged black coffee richness diminishes the dark cherry and blueberry tartness as well as its tertiary cocoa, toffee, plum and apricot illusions.

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BRIX CITY POCO FUERTE

On tap at Poor Henry’s, lusciously caramelized barleywine/quadrupel blend aged for a year in bourbon barrels proves immediately profound. Lovely bourbon vanilla sweetness gains chocolate-spiced frisk at dried fruited midst. Chocolate-covered cherry, pureed raisin and sugared fig illusions synch with rummy quad intensity to elevate barleywinish toffee-candied caramel finish. Resilient!

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OFF COLOR GROWL

Dissipating dark candi syruping bedevils sweet beet-sugared aspect, veering enigmatic quadruple-styled Belgian ale in different direction as dewy peat soiling and mildly soured dried fruiting come to the fore above its frail pilsner-oats spine. Soured fig-raisin conflux marginalizes pecan-buttered banana-plantain stint and wispy vanilla jaunt. Needs better and broader quad-like flavor profile.

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LOST ABBEY EX CATHEDRA BARREL-AGED QUAD WITH GINGER & ORANGE

On tap at Morris Tap & Grill, perplexingly elaborate bourbon-barreled candi sugaring sweetens ripe dried fruiting as well as ginger, star anise and orange peel adjuncts (of cathedral-sized 12.5% ABV elixir). A polite molasses-sapped bourbon whiskey whir penetrates stewed prune, sugarplum, fig, date and black cherry serenity above brown chocolate-spiced malts. All tangible complexities line up rightly.

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HIJINX BARREL AGED DOLLE STREKEN BELGIAN STYLE ALE

Profound Belgian quadrupel aged two years in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels retains creamy mocha sweetness and dried fruited intensity. Rich brown chocolate-spiced dry bourbon entry gains subtle Scotch whiskey boozing as raisin-prune-date conflux, candi-sugared caramel malting, sweetly soured red wine esters and musty cellar funk deepen bold complexity of bourbon-barreled (10.5% ABV) Belgian dark strong ale.

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KASTEEL BARISTA CHOCOLATE QUAD

“Elegant” dried-fruited mocha entry gains molasses-smoked toffee sweetness and vanilla-spiced caramel malting to contrast recessive black chocolate-roasted milked coffee bittering. Sugared fig, raisin and date nuances abound. Wispy bourbon vanilla licks gain peaty tobacco roast beneath the surface. Gentle on the tongue despite heady 11% alcohol warmth. 2017 re-tasting: Sweet-spiced chocolate liqueur entry gains bourbon, molasses, vanilla, toffee,  caramel and Turkish taffy tones and an herbal nip.

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DUNCAN’S ABBEY QUAD

On tap at The Oath, local Tarrytown brewer utilizes all New York grown organic ingredients to develop rich Belgian quad. Local wildflower honeyed caramel malting gains sweet ‘n sour burgundy, black grape, bruised black cherry and blueberry influence as well as slight lemon tartness above dewy peat soiling. Funky Belgian yeast strain brings cellar-like fungi musk to musty dried fruiting.

Duncan's Abbey Belgian Style Tripel Beer