BartOwl wrote:I picked this beer up at Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke. It has a dark brown colour between a triple and a typical quad, so it is lighter than usual. There is almost no head to this one. Aroma of rum, orange candy, and chocolate. I can taste rum, brown sugar, molasses, with some earthiness in the finish. Also, there is a light spiciness to it, probably due to the yeast strain. At 11.5% the alcohol is hidden well. I was hoping for some more richness and dark malts complexity, when I bought it for ten bucks. It's not quite as impressive as a Trappist quad. However, this is a good beer, and I am glad I tried it. In addition, there was a Tetrahedron Belgian Quad aged in wine barrels, but I did not get that one. I'm glad to see this brewer experimenting with Belgian styles, and they have done a good job of balancing the rum barrel aging tastes against the underlying beer. The rum taste is not too overpower and not too subtle.
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