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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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How about a big, malty beer that evokes a good red wine and with a drier finish than you’d expect at 10.5% ABV?

Eschaton is a one-of-a-kind oaked all-malt Quadrupel (or “Belgian Strong Dark” if you prefer) that abounds with dark fruit and pit fruit flavors as well as earthy spiciness. Vanilla oak and warm viniferous notes assert themselves as the beer warms to reveal additional layers of delicious complexity. 22SRM

Suggested food pairings: Lamb, rabbit, duck, Stilton cheese, Belgian chocolate, tart fruit desserts.

Note: Formerly brewed at Thomas Creek.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Taste from a 32oz growler. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Thin ring of minimal white head. Couple fine dots of lace. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Light warmth. Caramel malt, some butterscotch. Bigger dark fruit. Nice aroma to this. Good longer dark fruit aftertaste. Solid, american style quad. Kind of smooth and creamy, texture is way different from american examples. But I like this. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG Fart Share. Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a brown head. Powder cocoa, dark fruity, caramel aroma. Some bubblegum. Fairly heavy banana. A bit strong on booze and banana but I guess it does taste like a banana split.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours an opaque reddish brown on tap with big fluffy tan head that leaves good lace. Aroma of Belgian yeast up front, hints of dark fruit and musky grape, banana esters. Taste follows, heavy on the Belgian not on the wood, no hint of the booze. Thicker mouth and soft carbonation, pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pretty good local quad. Dark brown pour. Fruity, candied sugar almost wine like. There is a malt and booze base, but not super huge like some quads. Raisins, baked bread, vanilla. Heavyish mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10319) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Growler fill from Hop City. Reddish brown pour, light tan head. Flavors of red wine, dates, brown sugar, raisins, oak, some vanilla peeks through. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1087) - USA - JUN 26, 2013
Dark, reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is deeply fruity, almost like a red wine with some notes of vanilla. Flavor is big malt with dark fruit and a touch of sweetness. Finishes sweet and a little thick on the tongue. A little oak underneath everything else. Deep and complex, very tasty. Wife: 4.75

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35937) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
From tap at Brick Store. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small, creamy and off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, caramelish, fruityand light yeasty. Overrupe fruity, toasted malty and light wooden. Spiced, herbal and phenolic. Dry and herbalfrom back of the nose nto the far finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3968) - - FEB 16, 2013
growler. attractive clear deep reddish beer with a small head. robust, sweet, dark fruity aroma. the flavors are dark fruist, toasted marshmallow. freshly charred oak must be bringing the toasted(almost smoky) notes to the flavor. drinks almost light bodied for the style and easily palatable with a dry finish. my favorite from WH.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tucktuck (2) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
Malt - Chocolate, smoked leather. chocolate finish. Very balanced for a 10.5 %

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
16oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 50F.

Pours dark reddish brown with a very small head, recedes to just a tiny ring and leaves a few spots of lacing.

Aroma is oaky, vinous, bready, a lot of dark fruit, figs, plums. Good to very good strength.

Flavor features tons of really rich dark fruits, oak, vinous notes, bready & yeasty, rather sweet, alcohol is REALLY well hidden for 10.5% ABV. Very rich, tons of flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, a bit sticky, low carbonation.

Nice, complex Quad. The Pinot Noir oak adds a nice dimension. Only real faults are the lack of carbonation and a sometimes high level of sweetness.


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