Lizardking3 (153) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautiful reddish brown. Aroma is massive dark fruit molasses and boozy. Taste is lots of bourbon Barrell booziness and that fruity molasses. Really quality stuff
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Adam! Pours red/brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malt, sugar, red wine, fruit, and some alcohol. Flavor is sugar, malt, fruit, wine, and oak. Medium body.
c1raider (13) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
not being a huge fan of Belgian style beers, this is one of the best I’ve had. Smooth, complex, nice carbonation, hides the high abv dangerously well
RickTStiles (804) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cherry and plum aroma . Taste has notes of black currant, lavender, leather. Finish is sweet.
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
again beautiful...nose is booze and fruit...way tasty quad....again a really nice beer....
arnold931 (662) - Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours ruby brown with no head. Nose is plum and oak. Taste adds vanilla and vineous notes. Alcohol comes through the nose in the aftertaste.
ChrisSc (290) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 10oz pour into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours cloudy brown with slight red hue. Aroma is brown sugar, fig, alcohol, a little woody. Taste is sweet, dry mild bitterness in the finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation, long finish. For a quad this was pretty decent. Sweeter than I was expecting. Something was a little off- could have been the wine barrel aging.
trevor211 (1357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really appreciated the extra oak and whiskey notes in this one; the original needed it. Love that they realized an opportunity to continue refining an already-released beer and went with it. Sweeter and a bit drier, perhaps a tinge of heat. Very tasty; better than the original.
thesherm (1) - BALDWINSVILLE, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a delicious first try of a Deschutes Brewery offering and I wasn’t disappointed. The pomegranate molasses is pleasant on the palate with an almost vanilla fume and gives a nice contrast to the slight maltiness. Essence of funk in there too.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Brown in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of berry, oak, vinous, malt, booze, vanilla. Taste is of oak, vanilla, booze, vinous, caramel, and prune.