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Swinging Harry Tropical Quad - Mikkeller ApS

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Swinging Harry Tropical QuadSwinging Harry Tropical Quad

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 31
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A collaboration between Mikkeller and Cigar City, bottled by Mikkeller. This is described as a Belgian style ale brewed with Papaya and Mango and aged in Grand Marnier barrels. It's ingredients include water, malts, brewing sugar, Citra and Simcoe hops, papaya, mango, and brettanomyces claussii yeast.

(Beer added by: Jsenay on 07-31-2012)
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beernads

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-25-2013 10:06:41 | More by beernads
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-26-2013 05:55:02 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2013 18:12:10 | More by Gonzoillini
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass, much thanks Ed, at Churchkey DC.

A real nice wonderful chestnut body, with a creamy tan head. Some see through character but still quite dark off the pour with barely any lacing at all. Real nice color.

Nose is big large, but in control. Expressive notes of dark fruit plum and raisin at first. Woody like tannic heat and very soft mild brett. Round oak character, with everything balanced. Extremely impressive.

Taste is a big kapow of flavor. First is a large mix of licorice, not so much fennel as the thickness brings out more power, then melding to large sticky butterscotch toffee. Rolling salty caramel in the mid palate with a large sweetness, and the finish goes down velvety with tropical mush notes of fruit of real varied character.

This is a very impressive beer, for a style I usually don't care for, with taste profiles that aren't always are my favorite. But this is some seriously well crafted beer here.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 00:22:12 | More by smakawhat
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-21-2014 04:16:08 | More by afsdan
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 4/12/12

A dark brown with red highlights when held to the light, nice large tan head starts off three fingers high and slowly falls to an island leaving lots of soapy lace, pretty sexy looking brew

S lots going on in this department, the tropical fruits work well, more papaya then mango and a little some caramel apple and faint citrus, loads of caramel, brown sugar and not the funk I was expecting after reading Brett on the bottle but there's some faint funky fruity notes. There's some woody notes from the barrel that mingle with all the other aspects, my only complaint is the booze needs too mellow

T more fruit and the caramel comes out heavy, a little more barrel and the booze that comes with it, fairly sweet and the booze is holding this one back

M thick and syrupy with good carbonation and its pretty sticky on the lips, the booze goes right to my chest, shes a little hot

O perhaps a little high here but I really liked this beer its really only the booze holding this one back, its an original concept and the fruit and barrel just compliment each other so well this was a good idea

I'm pretty pissed at myself for opening this one young, I could really see this becoming something absolutely amazing down the road. Oh well I enjoyed it today but I had my chance to stock up but at 30$ a bottle I only had the balls to buy one blind, oh well.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:15:40 | More by wordemupg
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-04-2013 01:02:12 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from wordemupg, thanks Chris! 750ml into a tulip, best before April 18, 2015.

Dark brown, deep red.mahogany highlights. Voluminous tan head, great lace and retention. Nose of baked apple pie innards, chocolate, sweet syrupy quad character. Tropical qualities are quite mild I thought. Taste of tropical fruits, syrup, dark candi sugar interrupted by alcohol. Oak then appears with more tropical and cognac spirit barrel character into the finish. Full sticky feel, lower carbonation. Sweetness is a bit much for me. An interesting beer in all regards, not spectacular but a crazy offshoot of a style that I appreciate. A big sipper though...

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 03:41:38 | More by liamt07
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-14-2012 00:43:36 | More by AgentZero
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Gobzilla

California

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown in color with burgundy highlights and a finger of brown head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: very tropical fruity aroma upfront with citrus orange notes, not really too much bretty funk to speak of but did have the grand marnier liquer barrel character, the booze was really coming through with brown sugar, toffee, and molasses sweetness.

T: sweetness consisting of brown sugar, molasses, toffee with a touch of vanilla was more apparent on the palate alongside papaya mango fruit accents, good grand marmier barrel character which added some good cognac dimension but was quite boozy and slight pear notes. The bretty funk was really muted in the flavor as well.

M: the brew was medium to full in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, booozy, tropical fruity, marnier barrel, citrusy and silky finish.

O: very good beer all around except it was a little too boozy for my liking. maybe a little time might do some justice to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 20:17:08 | More by Gobzilla
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-24-2012 01:20:21 | More by bsuedekum
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aasher

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a must try based on the description on the label alone.

This beer pours a really soft and full bodied dark hazelnut brown in color with a very creamy, two finger light beige head. It looks fantastic. The nose has to be the most complex nose imaginable for a quad. It features candied sugar, raisins, Belgian yeast, figs, orange peel, cognac, mango, papaya, kiwi, and plum. The flavors are complex as well. There is plent of bready dark malts with the nice fruity mix of papaya, mango, orange peel, kiwi, and slight cherries. Again, the Grand Marnier complements everything very nicely. It drinks exceptionally smooth and has great flavor throughout. For being 11.4% you'd never know it. Overall this was an outstanding beer. I wasn't expecting this to be such a well polished final product so am very happy that the description could match the drinking experience. This is a must try if you have the opportunity. Great collaboration.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 04:41:01 | More by aasher
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-01-2013 23:57:46 | More by Lare453
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle of this with JLindros at his last whale tasting. Picked up at Hunger Mountain Co-op in VT. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a slightly hazy deep brownish chestnut hue with a one finger mocha head that just doesnt really go away. Leaves absurdly thick side lacing. Never before have I seen lacing like this. The glass is awash with it. Absolutely incredible.

S - Lots of cognac, sweet malts, light belgian notes, faint papaya, no mango though.

T - Hot cognac, barrel wood, sweet malts, molasses. Those are all strong and potent, after though citra hops try to come through along with dried fruits (papaya and mango) which linger heavily. No brett though....yet! Overpowered by alcohol heat.

M - Mouthfeel is not too hot surprisingly. 11%+ is pretty crazy. Drinks awesome for an 11.4% ABV beer, mild cognac heat, good carbonation.

O - Overall this was an absolutely delicious beer. Wanted to try this one since I first saw the label. Glad I have two more bottles.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 01:19:48 | More by rudzud
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-07-2013 12:13:48 | More by Holland
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-15-2014 19:01:05 | More by ShemRahBoo
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish dark brown, cloudy and complex, big brownish head.

Smells super sweet, cognac barrel is very noticeable, lots of complex sweet fruit, sugar. Smells awesome.

Taste is pretty similar! Complex blend of very sweet flavors, lots of tropical fruit, grape and lovely cognac character, this is extremely sweet but damn tasty.

Booze is pretty noticeable, but nice creamy and very rich mouthfeel, good carbonation, really nice overall.

I love this beer!

8.8/10

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:11:53 | More by AlexFields
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy red-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruit, candi sugar, grapefruit and citrus hops, oak, grand marnier Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, Brett, papaya, mango, and booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruits, candi sugars, papaya, mango, grapefruit and citrus hops, some hop bitterness, oak, grand marnier, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, other spices, some lightly funky Brett, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Excellent balance. Lots of interesting and different flavors that mix together very well.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 07:55:43 | More by ngeunit1
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-23-2013 14:06:02 | More by tom10101
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-09-2013 03:40:44 | More by Zbeetleman
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-22-2013 18:12:29 | More by DaPan
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.5%

06-11-2014 20:41:03 | More by TX-Badger
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-10-2013 01:24:28 | More by GrindFatherBob
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 02:38:41 | More by lupercmda
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into CCB snifter.

A: A rich brown in color, almost mahogany. A thin tan head forms, with a good amount of bubbles slowly rising to the top. Very hazy, though not quite opaque.

S: Candied fruit, molasses, brown sugar. Sweet and boozy.

T: Follows the nose – sweet maltiness, boozy, and tropical fruit, mango. But this is a weird fruitiness - while it's there it's not a bright fruity flavor. There's some apple as well, and a little yeasty esters. Finish is sweet & dry at the same time – the dryness lingers as an almost bitter sensation on the tongue.

M: Medium body, a slick mouthfeel. Boozy but not overly hot.

O: Pretty darn tasty, and it grows on me more as it warms. I'm not sure it would be worth the price, but I would drink another if it were offered.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 17:47:15 | More by macrosmatic
Swinging Harry Tropical Quad from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.