Swinging Harry Tropical Quad - Mikkeller ApS
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3/5 rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The pour is a hazed mahogany color with a tan head. Kind of a harsh nose to this. Alcohol, green apple, and perfume dominate the front end. Some mild tropical/pineapple aromas, a hint of acetone, and some overripe mango. Just a bit of caramel and toffee sweetness. The flavor is intensely sweet and sugary. Tons of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee. Some vanilla, mango, and quite a bit of papaya. Really heavy on the booze and green apple, tool.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2012 20:53:41 | More by womencantsail
2.48/5 rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Served in a tumbler.
There's so much smoked mozzarella pasta salad...oh yeah! Maybe later, though, 'cause now is the time for a balleyhoo'd brew (self-balleyhoo'd, really). It pours a mostly clear sunrise amber-garnet topped by a minor finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises orange liqueur (more like Cointreau than Marnier, if you ask me), slightly overripe tropical fruit salad, powdered sugar, yams, clove, and a kiss of booze. However odd that may have sounded, it comes across mostly pleasantly to mine nose. Things go off the tracks, though, when the liquid hits the 'buds. The booze has transmogrified to straight acetone, which receives an assassination attempt from some metal-plated pineapples, guavas, and mangos. Not a pretty sight to begin with. Then some rowdy sweet bits join in the fracas, now resembling the inter-channel rumble from Anchorman, armed with clove and black pepper mills. I believe some overly-toasted wheat got caught in the crossfire, innocent blood spilled by the senseless anarchy surrounding it. Suffice it to say, my opinions on the proceedings were decidedly negative. The body is a weight-lifting medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I think too much was going on here for the beer's own good. Another example of something sounding great on paper and in theory but failing pretty miserably in practice.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2012 15:17:45 | More by TMoney2591
Swinging Harry Tropical Quad from Mikkeller ApS
91 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.