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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

AtlAggie's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Growler from The Beer Growler. Pours dark brown, little to no head. Full-bodied, good mouth feel. Lots of dark fruit (raisin, prune, etc) gives the beer a lot of sweetness, also molasses, brown sugar. Slight vinous quality. Just a tad boozy, but not bad for such a big beer. Finish is a little bready. Very tasty, if not something that I could drink lots of in one sitting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12 oz bottle pours deep Amber with a off white head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit and earthy. Taste is fruit, spice and very malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle shared at the MDBG tasting 4/4/16. Rating 11.7k! Dark brown, large foamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of tart cherries and bandaid. The taste is cherries and toffee. Thin bodied, very highly carbonated. Something strange is afoot here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Quite the foamer right out of the bottle. Had to wait some time to finish pouring gently and let sit. Still very gassy after swirling to try and knock out some of the prickly carbonation, but it was never totally right. Had nice notes of dark pitted fruits in the nose and flavor. The back end of the flavor had a slight astringency holding it back. Could be very good, but it seems I got an off one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Dark amber pour from a 32oz growler. Clear with a slight tan head. Boozy malty raisin nose. Sweet dark fruit, malty, some belgian spice, a bit of bitterness and oak tannin in the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7412) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Savannah, Ga. - Whole Foods Market - 11.2 oz bottle. Chestnut brown pour, long lasting, silky off-white head that sticks around a while. Pleasant, but not overly omnipresent aroma with some light dates, a hint of molasses. Solid flavor that leans to the sweet side with some hints of dates, a brief taste of sweet cherries, some subtle chocolate notes and a wee bit of alcohol. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid, expect just a tad more from a quad though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle shared downtown during RBWG 2014 - Asheville Late-Nite. Cheers! Pours clear amber with a bubbly, off-white head. Rich malts in the nose, figs, ripe fruits. Big sweet flavor with robust bready malt character, dates, moderate toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with sticky sugars, ripe fruits, brown sugar, toffee, plums. Ticks all the quad boxes. Solid overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1692) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma of malt with hints of prunes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin short lasting tan head with some lacing. Sweet malt taste with hints of fruit and cheese. Relatively flat with a medium body feel and a sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2015
8/11/15. On tap at Craft on Draft. Light amber pour, copper maybe, under a nice thick khaki head, good lacing. Nice aroma, some brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel, light Belgian yeast aspect, not getting much of the oak aspect. Nice flavor, sweet entry with dark fruits, brown sugar, candi sugar, caramel, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, light oak bite. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote. Notes of sweet raisin and banana with cloves on cloves on cloves! Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8183) - Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of raisin, plum, and mild notes of Belgian yeast. Some caramel too. Tastes like it smells with a smooth medium full-bodied mouthfeel that drinks easier than 10.5%. Enjoyable.

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