ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cigar City / Mikkeller Swinging Harry Tropical Quad featuring papaya, mango, simcoe and citra hops and aged in grand marnier barrels with brett C. This sounds like a totally insane beer that is all over the place but in reality the fruit and crazy hops and weird barrel end up being really subtle and complimentary. A touch of tropical character here, a hint of orange there, but mostly all delicious brown sugar quad.
The base quad style is a little on the less dark and rich side of say Gulden Draak which was somehow the right place for all the other fruit and hops to come in, all in all it was actually really enjoyable. The old school Pitfall! video game inspired label is sweet.
Tmoney99 (10475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop and tropical fruit aroma. Medium to abundant body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.
DrSilverworm (6045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Kinda hazy amber brown color. Pours with a bigger khaki head. Leaves good, thicker sheets of lace. Hazy dark caramel, slight brown color. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, creamy, lighter carbonation. More drying finish. Cool dark fruit, and tropical fruit aroma, and a light spicy bite at the end. Some caramel malt. Alcohol is otherwise well-hidden for the ABV. Moderate sweet, light to moderate bitter. Just a very light bit of heat. Dark fruit, light spice, hint of some kind of liquor barrel influence. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Cool, tasty interesting stuff. Interesting quad, very unique. I enjoyed this.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a hazy deep amber/brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malt, candied fruits, tropical notes, the Grand Marnier character works pretty well with the fruitiness, mild spice, yeast, does get sweet but not over the top, warming alcohol.
b3shine (5218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks good for the style; a loudy copperish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, and spice. Tastes like it smells with a solid, full-bodied mouthfeel. A fair amount of fruity sweetness, but not quite cloying. Good, not great.
Enjoyit (3450) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear brown of color with an off white head. An aroma of fruits, spice, sweets and old appels. A flavor of sweers, dried fruits, a dry mouthfeeling and candy.
TXBadger (1272) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Notes of caramel, dark fruits, and some hop on the nose, weird combos; follows onto the palate. Not really digging this one.
thewolf (11132) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, grass, light milky, oak. Medium to low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, caramel, vinious, toasted, sugar, exotic fruits. Light mango.
dresden (814) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of died fruity aromas of fig and raisin, surprised to read this has Brett. Very rich and not really tropical in any way. Alcohol very present but still pretty decent.
angel77 (801) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 75 cl. En León durante buena parte de una noche de agosto de 2013. Aroma muy afrutado y floral, sobre todo al principio. Color ámbar-miel turbio con espuma blanca persistente. Sabor muy afrutado al principio (melón, mango, melocotón, piña… ) muy bien combinado con la malta. Amargor poco acentuado acabando con cierta acidez de la levadura brettanomices muy bien combinado con la madera de envejecimiento de Grand Marnier. Cuerpo medio fuerte con 11.4 vol maravillosos que hacen durar y durar a la cerveza. Muy Muy recomendable volver a tomar esta maravilla de cerveza, genial colaboración Mikkeller y Cigar City.
rxeight (1235) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at faux-bab. This thing is a wave of tropical fruit. Orange, mango, pineapple, etc. Interesting to taste all of these flavors without the bitterness of an ipa. Very sweet, the orange cognac give it some booze but it mixes well with the fruit. Interesting concept and pulled it off quite well.