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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear orange gold with an off white head. Caramel nose. Flavors of butterscotch and toffee. Smooth, rich finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Pomegranate, sweet dark fruit, Belgian sugars and a touch of oak aromas. Light fruit, most likely pomegranate, other sweet dark fruits, Belgian spice and yeast Flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a finger of head that quickly disappeared on a hazy straw body. The aroma is lots of ripe fruit: plum, apricot and spices. The taste is malt background with lots of fruit sweetness to the end. The texture is softer. It’s really nice and fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft. Poured lighter orange with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up tart vinous notes and pomegranate over a fruit and light bready base.. some peppery warmth amplified it. The flavor found similar, picking up a little honey at the core.. tart around with vinous notes, oak, black pepper, cloves, and a touch of whiskey around.. belly-warming finish with a hefty dose of barrel and tasty fruits. Heavier-bodied and warm on the palate, with nice tartness cutting through.. good balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Draft at Broken Spoke. Pours mostly clear copper with small white head. Nose and taste is grape, apple, peach, pomegranate. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle pour light copper with moderate white head. Nose apple, peach, pear, Belgian ester, spice. Taste sweet fruit up front, banana, peach, pear, some cherry. Mid palate ester and spice. No harsh flavors from the barrels. Spicy long lasting finish. Hides the 10.9% well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CardsFan25 (85) - - SEP 5, 2015
Clear orange pour with little head. Cherry, banana, bread on the nose. Dark fruit and slight banana up front with a mild cherry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4480) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2015
22 ounce bottle into chalice, best before 5/8/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a small dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, apricot, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, light banana, clove, pepper, vanilla, oak, light whiskey, honey, caramel, light toffee, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate candi sugar malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, apricot, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, light banana, clove, pepper, vanilla, oak, light whiskey, honey, caramel, light toffee, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, apricot, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, clove, pepper, oak, honey, caramel, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate candi sugar malt flavors; with a great malt/oak/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome partial barrel aged pale quadrupel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast. oak barrel, and moderate candi sugar malt flavors; and vary smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Tap at the chance, aroma of oak, banana, and sweat fruits, taste is almost like a quad meets a barley wine. Taste has a ton of fruit hints of citrus, vanilla, and oak. taste holds wonderfully. Very nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (638) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From bomber. Pours a not-quite clear orange with a minimal white head and hardly any lacing as well. Fruity aroma and taste of stone fruits with some apple, white raisins, and a hint of funk on the nose. Taste is quite sweet - too sweet. I’m only halfway through the glass but I’m tired of it. Otherwise nice complex flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation.


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