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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2011
of the few reviews on those other sites, this has well above average, but not amazing reviews so far. i think it is getting pigeonholed because as soon as you pour it, itís hard to think of it as a quad. pours a golden ornage color with small tight white head. fragrant and fruity, with lots of yeastapice on the nose. i am used to darker brews for the quad style (usually) with a different fruit profile. despite being 11% and sweet, this is a decent summer beer. other than that, decent goes out the window. the aroma and flavor as as "stiringly deep and contemplative as advertised". i honestly canít understand a couple of the reviews that think of this as a one trick pony. the belgian yeast seems to be complemented by the rye barreling, and the fruity aspects (and the fruit itself) conplemented by the wine oak. LOTS of little nuances to pick up on here. And at the end of a 22 (solo) i wanted more, which is quite rare for me. started at 45 and got warmer. awesome beer...this is why Deschutes is among my favorites


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (205) - - AUG 9, 2016
Very nice Belgian beer. A nice balanced taste with a great lingering pallet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1373) - - JUL 12, 2016
Bomber, 2015 vintage. Belgian yeast aroma with notes of dark fruit, pomegranate, white wine and light whiskey notes. Pours golden amber colored with a thin white head that has some retention and lacing. Starts with dark fruit, pomegranate and white wine vinous notes. Finishes smooth with spicy Belgian yeast, clove and very light whiskey and oak flavors. Fantastic, flavorful quad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 On tap at BierCraft with Jamey and Brad. Pours slightly hazy golden with a weak white head. Aroma and taste are lots of pomegranate, tart, very fruity, some veeery weak barrels notes. Very good and rich flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of fruitiness, cookie, yeast, vinous notes, vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of cookie, straw, fruitiness, light vanilla, light vinous notes, light yeast and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2016
22oz bottle pours out a copper color topped with a small head. Nose is big whisky barrel some grape notes pit fruit sweetness vanilla and spice. Taste is more of the heavy booze barrel notes grape touch pit fruit sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (505) - 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 (838) - 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 didnít 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 (3695) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a hazed, orangey amber color, with a fingerís 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 Wagís 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 aromaís, 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 (5199) - 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 (6100) - 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.


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