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RATINGS: 326   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.


ACHops' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2012
On tap @ Deschutes Portland. Pours a deep clear orange. Nose is tangy sweet berries. Taste is boozy, faint pomegranate, oaky whiskey, with candi sugar and clove spice dominating. This is a huge Belgian. Clearly not a traditional quad, and probably outside of Deschutes comfort zone, but good nonetheless.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (492) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Pomegranate and sweet aroma come from this slightly hazy orange brew. The taste is tartish and pomegranate very full bodied and decent carb. Sweet and balanced decently. Very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (755) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle share. Pours a clear copper color with a small bubbly off-white head. Aromas of banana, clove, caramel, apple, wood, cherry. Flavor followed the nose perfectly and I didn’t get any pomegranate. Medium body, thinner texture, lively carbonation, and a finish on the sweet side.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a hazed, orangey amber color, with a finger’s width of off white head foam that expeditiously diminished to a persistent ring, and a light layer of film. The nose was subtle across the board at first, so a period of warming reaped rewards. Noticed a bit of initial oaky/woodiness, with a hint of smoke? or I merely picked up on Wag’s last cigarette break. Alcohol lurked, with esters as cherry, grape, dried fruit, and pomegranate that showed some expression, along with a blend of citrus & malt sweetness, orange peel, spicy phenols, subtle, barrel induced vanilla, and a light vinous nature. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aroma’s, with some tart astringency, modest earthy bitterness, and booziness that built up a pleasantly lingering warmth. Definite Belgian yeast influences, with the barrel aging positioning this closer to a Barleywine than a Quad for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (4595) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer was a ha y copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma is over the top with boozy character. Strong whiskey notes. Moderate fruit, and lots of wet woody notes. Big body and moderate carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, spices, wood, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste of dried fruits, caramel malts, sherry, spices, tobacco, wood, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1605) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
reddish gold pour. Aroma rye whiskey, cherries. Tastes banana, cloves, tobacco, dates sugar, oak, spicy rye. heat some syrup by also sorta dry creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2283) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Light brown with a pale head. Aroma is pear, caramel, golden raisins. Medium-full bodied, fruity on the palate with a light booziness to finish. Taste is golden raisins, dried pears, honey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
Draught at Darby’s Pub, Vancouver
Cloudy orange color with small compact head. The aroma is a bit fruity and sour, that’s the barrel. Good body, quite sweet; it doesn’t have much malt depth, it has loads of fruity esters given by that American yeast, a bit of character given by the barrels, the wine barrel being the better contributor, with mild sourness, vinous touch, a bit woody and astringent in the final. The alcohol us well managed.
Nice beer, I wouldn’t buy a bottle of it though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebastokrator (25) - - MAR 20, 2016
Pours into a copper, cloudy liquid. It smells heavily of a variety of fruit. Taste is more of the same. The fruit flavor is kind of muddled together but maybe banana is most pronounced. There is also a hint of wine acidity, but otherwise the barrels don’t really come through. Slight carbonation and guess down smoothly. All in all it’s a decent beer but not necessarily worth the price tag.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1311) - CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
Appearance: clear slightly orange-tinged pale amber with a short thin light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: complex, pomegranate, raspberry, caramel, oak, vinous, light whiskey, dark fruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, modoerate-low bitter, light tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate carbonation, malty sweet and warming finish. (3/5) Pretty well-behaved for a double digit boozy beast, but the flavours are complex, perhaps to the point of being a little overwhelming - the blend of different barrel ageings is a bit challenging, and I’m not completely convinced that vinous oak and whiskey work all that well together. Decent Belg-ish style, but not a home run. (15/20)


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