Swinging Harry Tropical Quad - Mikkeller ApS
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4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass
A: pours a very nice slightly murky ruby brown with two finger of tan head, head dissapates nicley leaving a ton of sticky lacing, this is a really move lookig beer.
S: brown sugar coates rasin, oak, booze, caramel, the booze is not overwhelimg, and blend very nicley into the aroma, tropical fruit notes are evident too, very inticing nose.
T: beautiful blend of tropical fruit and quad character, loads of caramel and a bit of oak and raisin, some deffinat brown sugar notes on there as well, the oak plays a very nice role, combined with the delicious hops choices here of rounding out the sweetness... But not crushing the malt complexities or other flavors going on... Deffinatly a tropical quad.... Very nice.
M: creamy with a medium to heavy body and medium carbonation, this brew is beautful rounded and very drinkable for the abv.
O: this is a really great brew, the barrel aging is done spectacularly, again deffinatly a tropical fruit quad which IMO. Works very very well, really impressed with this one.
08-08-2012 02:33:06 | More by PeterIngemi
4.6/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
08-01-2012 00:22:12 | More by smakawhat
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
Served from the bottle into Duvel tulip
A - Deep brown with loads of carbonation and a heavy creamy lacing.
S - Smells of mangoes, raisins, warming alcohol, sweet dark stone fruits. Very enticing smell.
T - The alcohol comes through very strongly. Loads of flavor. Sweet fruit, thick molasses, plums.
M - Smooth with a dry fruity finish. The carbonation really helps to bring out all of the fruit flavors on this one.
O - A very nice collaboration between Mikkeller and Cigar City. One of the coolest labels I have seen as well. Reminds me of Atari's pitfall. The only thing throwing off the balance is that it's a bit high on the alcohol flavor which really drys the mouth out but, overall really nice.
07-31-2012 04:12:23 | More by Jsenay
Swinging Harry Tropical Quad from Mikkeller ApS
92 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.