Eschaton - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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Reviews: 35
Hads: 108
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 22.65%
Wants: 25
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Paincane on 10-05-2011

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 108
Reviews by QuentinCall:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Porter in the ATL.
This beer arrives with a tumescent bloom of head that immediately fizzles into oblivion leaving meager lacing atop a strikingly garnet and opaque body. Appearance-wise, this beer is not markedly impressive - with its stillness and particular redness it could easily be mistaken for a glass of Pinot or Cabernet. Accordingly, the nose (what little manages to announce itself) is wholly dominated by obvious wine-like grape notes and supple/elegant esters; there might be a spicy undertone (nutmeg? cinnamon? oak?) but I'd be hard pressed to effectively parse it and it might just be a cerebral concoction. However, once we have moved beyond these categories, this beer is radiant. The upfront taste is, primarily, a subtle grape sweetness that works cooperatively with a rather pleasant alcohol burn which is, in turn, ideally ballasted by a dense malt profile and an arresting clove note. The finish is faintly sour and wine-like with some hop bitterness, more pungent clove and a dream moment of graham cracker presence - of course, all of this is beautifully balanced. The feel is gently carbonated, extremely dense and somewhat ideal. Ultimately, this beer is a stunner, a lovely Quad possessive of a masterfully executed tangle of flavors, a rich, sweet and perilously complex beer that shouldn't be ignored.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter the beer was a dark brown color. It had a thick, sticky tan head.

Sweet fruit aroma. Light toasted malt.

Very nice taste. Plums, raisins, peaches. Some late earthiness.

Chewy in the mouth.

Nice beer.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a bottled on date of 12/2014 (revised and revised in July 2015).

Poured with a good sized, somewhat creamy tan head over a clear, dark, reddish brown body. Fine lacing.

Aroma: over ripe fruits including banana, wet wood, and some clove and other spices.

Flavor: too sweet with a strong sense of artificial vanilla, over-ripe soft fruits, dark dried fruits and mild bitterness [earlier review]. Dark fruit and light vanilla-oak notes. OK bitter-sweet balance.

Feel: full bodied with soft medium carbonation. High ABV a bit too apparent

O: I’ve had this beer several times and am always disappointed given how much I like many other beers of this style. Not bad, certainly, and will probably be much more appealing to some others.

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Photo of ltdantheman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Mavajo
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown body; nearly opaque, with mahogany highlights when the light hits it. Thin light cream colored head.

Aroma is vinuous red wine, apple, caramel, brown sugar. The vinuous notes really hit it big. Taste follows the nose -- sweet, vinuous, dark fruits. I also pick up some of the "winter spices" -- can't quite pick out which one. Nutmeg, cinnamon? A slight warming from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is good. Medium bodied, smooth with brisk yet tame carbonation.

This is excellent. Absolutely the best domestic quad I've ever had.

A prior reviewer said he felt that Eschaton was getting overrated a bit and that it couldn't even compare to its progenitors in Belgium. I completely disagree. It lacks some of the typical Belgian quad characteristics, but this isn't a Belgian quad -- it's an American quad. The typical Belgian yeast notes are replaced by the vinuous notes, and I feel like it's a wonderful twist on the style. If this had a Trappist label smacked on the front of it, no one would be the wiser and they'd be praising it for its ingenuity.

Oh, and it's a whole hell of a lot better than Weyerbacher's quad. And BSP, which is a nostalgic favorite of mine which I still hold onto a couple bottles of, can't even hold a candle to Eschaton.

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Photo of bisonfort
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of poopsmitherson
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kjc111
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Keith_R
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of wrecknut
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Levin0013
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy mahogany-red with a thin bone-colored head. Big aromas of raisin and fig with oak and red wine. Taste is quite close to the nose, big malt flavors backed up with raisin, baked bread, oak barrels, and red wine. Very smooth. Nice mouthfeel, perhaps a bit sticky, with a medium-full body and good carbonation. Overall a solid Quad, I applaud the use of wine barrel-aging!

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Photo of DKter
4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown with a beautiful creamy head. It's malty and robust without being too candy sweet. And it has that lovely, spicy Belgian complexity. This is the first American quad that rises to the level of my favorite Belgian quads like St. Bernardus, Rochefort 10 or even Westy 12.

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Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32oz growler from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 13.99. Served in a Terrapin snifter. 

Pours a deep ruby hued brown with a half finger beige head that occasionally leaves small patches of lacing. 

Smells of sweet grapes, caramel, cherries, and oak. 

Tastes of dark fruits, white grapes, candy sugar, woodsy vanilla, apples, wet leaves and some Belgian funk. Layer upon layer of flavor that opens up nicely as it warms. Goes down dangerously easy for over 10% alcohol. 

Medium full feel with light carbonation. Slightly creamy. A long sweet dry aftertaste. 

Probably my favorite quad. Wild Heaven has been teasing for close to a year about bottling this and it can't happen soon enough for my liking. The combination of dark fruits and smooth oaky wine is delightful. Highly reccomended. 

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Photo of GTJayG
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roland
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rrski198
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Bluecup
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of julian89
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium brown orange body with a white 1.5 inch head and tiny bubbles, medium clarity.

S: Dark fruit mainly grape and raisin are most present coated in light caramel. There is a light flowery hops smell that is masked by a stronger alcohol scent.

T: This is one strong beer with big grape, plum, and raisin flavors. It's not as sweet as other quads. There is some honeylike, light caramel sweetness. They balance this beer brilliantly. Kudos.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Very good quad, I read somewhere that Wild Heaven used pinot noir grapes in this one, all the more awesome.

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Photo of AmandaRae
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Eschaton from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
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