RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
Aromas of dark fruits, vanilla, and Bourbon seep off of False Summit from a milk chocolate head. The palate hits with notes of plums, dark cherries, bourbon, oak, and vanilla with a medium body to heavy body. As the beer warms notes of caramel, oak, and dark candi sugar become more prevalent. False Summit is a beer to drink while mapping out your next adventure and should help motivate you to always keep moving to the top. Aged in Breckenridge Distillery Bourbon Barrels.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (9188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Deep dark amber/mahogany with a very thin off white head. Stupid aroma of raisins and bourbon and brown sugar and vanilla and plums. Smooth flavor with a huge palate of boozy raisin/plum tones with some Belgian dark malts, bourbon, vanilla and oak, Finishing with some sweet dark fruitiness and a little more bourbon. Amaze balls.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a medium brown with garnet highlights and a shallow, off-white, creamy fine-grained head. Nose is vanilla, caramel, bourbon, toffee, chocolate, and fig -- incredibly appetizing if youre into the sweet stuff. Smooth and sweet on the palate; theres more fruit (I definitely get the black cherry), toffee, vanilla, and a decent amount of bourbon booziness. Its not too heavy, but its definitely got some heft to it. Finish is a little hot; I also just want more body on the mouthfeel, its a little thin. That said, its pretty damned good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Draft at Big Wood 2014. Amazingly dry for a quad. Coconut and sunscreen (Hawaiian tropic). Dark fruit and dry oak. Pretty fall ruby pour. Boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Brouwers Cafe for Big Wood 2014, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is huge on the bourbon barrels, with loads of booze, followed by brown sugar and dark fruits. Flavour is very rich and complex, with bourbon barrels, vanilla, brown sugar, dark fruits, green apple and caramel. Very elegant and balanced - the barrels, though overtaking on the nose - dont dominate too much, but rather accentuate the base beer. Excellent quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (6046) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft at Big Wood 2014 at Brouwers. Heavy black-brown ruby, small ring. Slight alc aroma, dark cherry. Full round fruit, some coconut, alc. Barrel fruit, odd somehow but no big flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (14834) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft - Sweet sugars and lots of plum. Deep maroon with a small beige head. Green apple and plum, slight wood and sweet barrel notes. Nice and light for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (954) - - DEC 3, 2014
Deep maroon with surprising clarity and ruby highlights below a fuzzy brown sugar head. Aroma is decadent and sweet -- grape, raisin, maple, vanilla, booze. In the flavor things are more dry and complex, balancing raisin, fig and grape with crusty raisin bread, vanilla, oak and, finally, brown sugar-soaked bourbon. Taken together, this is one of the best bourbon-barrel quads Ive had. The vanilla of the wood comes through in a beautiful way and the bourbon flavor is kept to a minimum, just an accent for the dark fruits. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jared1843 (1) - Ponchatoula, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014 does not count
This beer just does it for me. Ive been a beer lover for many years and enjoy all different types. This is a strong brew but isnt over bearing. Something about it just makes me happy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3651) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Multiple tastings. Pours a thin beige head, over dark amber (SRM 15) body......nose is light Bourbon, cocoa, chocolate, light vanilla, dried fruit tones, minimal hops.....tastes of Bourbon, raisin, plum, light vanilla, brown sugar, hints of allspice, finishes with moderate bitterness.....mouth feel, light of medium body, alcohol warmth present, minimal acidity. This is an American Abt/Quad, but is delicately balanced, with the whiskey barrel adding nuances without dominating, but layering in where often various spice tones occur. BJCP 8/3/15/4/8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. Dark brown with a creamy beige head that does not fall. This beer is fruity and pleasant, especially for the ABV. Creamy and malty with all kinds of fruit. Dark fruit, plums. Interesting wood. A little heat but just a little. Amazingly easy to drink.

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