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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The stoic malt beverage brewed with pomegranate with 16.5% being aged in oak wine barrels and 16.5% being aged in oak rye whiskey barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1787) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
bomber shared poured a dark amber color with smallish white head. aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and some booze elements. the flavor is more of the same I think this one can age for awhile. nice warm sweet malts blended with some dark fruits and a minimal warm alcohol burn on the back end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2015
The beer pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma blends pit fruit, caramel, and treacle. The taste is mildly sweet and slightly umami with not as many dark malt sweetness as I would expect from this style. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium body, and a slick texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1589) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
On tap a Global Brew. Pours a hazy amber/orange with a thin off white head. aroma is treckle sweet with some fruit. Taste is sweet lightly toasted malt, bread dough, alcohol, and assorted light dried fruit (apricots, peaches, pears). A bit cloyingly sweet, but a good Quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2535) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear golden with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit and vinegar. The taste is tart, dark fruit, brown sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3739) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, floral notes, light caramel, malt. Tastes of dark fruit, toffee, plums, malt, caramel, light booze. Medium body with a dry and warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8868) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2015
On tap at Dutch’s. Pours a clear orange amber color, a bit more pale than I remember quads being. Like La Trappe quad -colored (which is coincidentally the last quad I had -- maybe I’m remembering the color of quads wrong). Thin off-white head, leaving some loose ropes of lace. Caramel, pomegranate up front, some sweet bready malt. Get some nice mild tannic and rye whiskey influence. It’s subtle, but there. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, some nice light warmth. Bigger body. Smooth. kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Mildly slick. Solid. Not sickly sweet or anything, easy-drinking enough for this hot/humid day. Just doesn’t match the complexity and body of my favorite quads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle: Poured a copper jello with white head. Big malty and fruity aroma. Very fruit, yeasty esters, spicy and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2365) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Clear pale amber color with a white head. Big Belgian nose and taste, with some nice wine oak and whiskey character. Big with a warm finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle (22oz $15.00): (2015 vintage) Light amber with white head. Definitely a Belgian taste. Can also taste the wine barrel aging but not so much the whiskey barrel aging. Good beer, but preferred the NOT THE STOIC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Glass shared by Eugene. Thanks! A: Orange body, creme color head. N: Toffee, some acetone, biscuit, prune, peppercorn. More of the sweet malts over the top, a touch of fruit. Not much whiskey as is Deschutes’ wont in these blends. T: Sweet; light spiciness. M: Medium body, light alcohol, appropriate level of carbonation. O: Well, I missed my chance to label this an unmitigated disaster. The first batch was just wretched, but this is much better even if it’s still not in the same realm as Quad.

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