slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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, it’s 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 can’t 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
seehaferb23 (201) - - AUG 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice Belgian beer. A nice balanced taste with a great lingering pallet.
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zoucrew102 (1340) - - JUL 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beerplace (704) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BierCraft. 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.
gramity (1601) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (5830) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bigda83 (816) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tmoreau (3628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JStax (5054) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.