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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.4
yespr (48915) - 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.

3.4
Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft at the source. Cloudy maroon brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of boozy brownies. Taste is boozy butterscotch, caramel.

3.9
Leighton (22777) - 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.

3.7
Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Hazy dull light brown, aroma is malty lightly fruity, good hop balance, a light fruity tartness, spicy...I like this. The unfiltererd character is quality.

2.8
Drake (14332) - 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.

2.9
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Draft. Damrk brown pour. This is boozy and raisiny a bit thin and fuselly quite strong.

3.1
slowrunner77 (13205) - 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.

3.7
deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at ATL taco Mac. Pours a hazy deep dark orangish amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark fruit with spices, a bit of dark grain and a hint of backing alcohol. Flavor has dark fruits and grains with a hint of spice and a good amount of alcohol in the finish.

3.3
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Murky deep amber pour with a small light cream head. Aroma is dark fruit, red wine - but not terribly strong. Taste is boozy right away, then kind of a blend (borderline muddled) of dark fruit, vanilla, more sweetness probably coming from the booze). This isn’t bad, but it just doesn’t seem to pull together all that well either.


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