M82 (220) - Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, the components seemed to be there, big wine barrel aged beer with a unique added ingredient from a legit brewery. Unfortunately the product seemed raw and obvious. Huge, dense candied sugar that can barely be made aromatic sits way under nice vinous notes overshadowed by juicy red fruits with baked apples. Definitely unique, but carbonation or something else to carry or cut the sweetness just isnít there. Mouth was also unique, but just too elastic memory foam when savored. Weird stuff. Maybe a 5 year old bottle would be more nuanced. Wouldnít buy again - way too sweet.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial smell is pear and peach. Taste is tart pomegranate and cherry bourbon. Best by my @ss. This beer is still developing.
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured a clear copper/orange color with a fizzy tan head. The aroma was of heavy tart fruit, tobacco, wood and small alcohol aroma. The taste was of soft carbonation with small particles and a medium to heavy fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very nice.
cards04 (1458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the more interesting quads Iíve ever had...looks and tastes more like a trippel. Pours a vibrant orange with sediment. Very nice. Aromas run the gammet, sweet candy and yeast, vinous, lemon, very nice. Sweet bubblegum and candy. Sour, white wine qualities as well. Yeasty, bready, fruity, lots of citrus. Very interesting, in a very good way. Age might do some nice things with this beer. Excellent.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well blow me down, a blonde quad. Honey colored pour, very well carbonated and tons of sticky lacing. Nice nose indeed, with wine barrel and white raisins coming through initially along with sweet toffee. With some age, Iíd imagine the mouthfeel could become fairly slick; but in its youth things are fairly frothy, and thereís some spice and heat on the palate too. As the beer warms, the fruit flavors emerge with some more complexity, adding just a hint of tartness that tends to evoke more quad character. Rye spice emerges ever so slightly too. Pretty damn tasty.
madmitch76 (13362) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16th December 2011
Hazy amber beer, big pale cream coloured head. Light palate, crispy and fairly dry. Little lactose sweetness quickly stamped on by mild spice. Sweet fruits in the mid and tinned peach and mildly tart orange - but itís mostly peach. Finishes crisp and dry. Bit dry and peachy!
Reynolds314 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly light blonde/pink pour with no head. Aroma is fruit and flowers with some spicy ester qualities. Taste is a bit potporri and sweet with a syrupy mouthfeel thats not real pleasant. Kind of a miss but interesting to try.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very red berries and cherries flavors, light and oaky, decent but a little sweet
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich orange color with a slight haze, very little head. Strong, sweet booze aromas along with dried apricots. Lemon and lighter dried fruit flavors. Lingering sweet finish but not cloying. Medium body.
Definitely some unique fruit aromas and flavors, assumingly contributed from the pomegranate.
gregwilsonstl (959) - Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark straw. Some fizzy head. Smells like malt. Banana and pomegranate. Medium body. Long lasting flavor. Pretty dynamic.