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Eschaton - Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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Eschaton
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 20
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Wild Heaven Craft Beers visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Paincane on 10-05-2011)
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whinton

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer on tap at Kaleidoscope in Brookhaven.

A - Dark brown with very little head.

S - Raisons and currents along with Pinot Noir. Can definitely tell this is a big beer from the smell.

T - Incredible complexity. Dark fruit flavors up front followed quickly by oak and Pinot Noir. I expected this to be more boozy but the alcohol is masked very well. The smooth finish made me want more.

M - Very good viscosity without much carbonation.

O - This is the best American-made quad I have had. Wild Heaven hit the nail on the head with this Belgian-style quad with an American twist. I'd recommend ordering this any chance you get.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2012 13:57:27 | More by whinton
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npurdy

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-17-2011 15:09:52 | More by npurdy
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awalk1227

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

02-28-2012 17:42:26 | More by awalk1227
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RogerDeRok


5/5  rDev +20.2%

07-10-2014 14:44:10 | More by RogerDeRok
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DKter

Georgia

4.95/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 14:21:11 | More by DKter
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ndepriest

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a reddish brown with little to no head.

S - Dark fruits, wine and a whole lot of oak.

T - Dark fruit up front, but the Pinot Noir chips quickly come in to sweeten it up even more. Oak and vanilla are noticeable throughout. It finishes with a bit of heat from the alcohol, but it's incredibly smooth for the amount of alcohol.

M - Full bodied and very little carbonation.

O - One of the best quads I've ever had. It rivals the big name Belgiums that it models. It's sweet and dangerously smooth for the alcohol. This is one I'll go out of my way to find.

Serving type: growler

02-21-2012 20:47:06 | More by ndepriest
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kjc111

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-04-2014 00:24:46 | More by kjc111
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2012 03:52:15 | More by Keith_R
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rrski198

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-07-2014 16:39:14 | More by rrski198
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random846

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-11-2013 02:39:56 | More by random846
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BelgiumsFinest

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

04-10-2012 04:53:18 | More by BelgiumsFinest
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Zach136

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2012 03:50:14 | More by Zach136
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-03-2014 03:24:18 | More by psoriasaurus
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Taco Mac Decatur. 11 Ounce Pour. Reviewed from Notes.

(Apprarance) appears dark brown with a round ring of cream lacing and light surface cover. Nice appearance. 4.5

(Smell) Dark candied sugars, vanilla maple sugar, bourbon, oak and cinnamon. Lots of flavor, fantastic. Potency medium. 4.5

(Taste) sweet maple syrup, dates, deep honey, touch of vanilla and minor spices like cinnamon and cloves. This is fantastic, offering a variety of wonderful flavors that mesh perfectly. Highly recommended. 5

(Mouthfeel) smooth with a touch of crispnesss. Heavy mouthfeel, minor alcohol presence. Great pairing. 4.5

(Overall) Fantastic beer by Wild Heaven, I foresee this brew going places and recommend it amongst Georgia's finest beers available. A must try. 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2012 00:47:11 | More by Jadjunk
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Mavajo

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: growler

07-25-2012 21:27:14 | More by Mavajo
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FATC1TY

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler.

A: Dark murky reddish brown color. 1 finger head to it after an aggressive pour to it. Slight bubbles, low carbonation to it.

S: Red wine, oak, sweet fruits. Woodsy fruit smell, figs, and apricots.

T: Wow, this shit is good. Smooth taste to it. Fruits and the red wine flavors come in, sweet malts. The oak flavor comes in, but it's not over powering, support role. The Pinot nior chips did a really great job of flavoring it. Berries and figs, sweet vanilla to it as well from the oak. Warm alcohol finish to it, that isn't too much, but lets you know it's not a wimp of a beer.

M: Full body to this one. It's not chewy, but the low carbonation makes it feel a bit heavy.

Overall: This is a damn good beer. Complex with alot going on for it, and some great taste to it. Not sessionable, but worth trying in my book!!!!

Serving type: growler

02-19-2012 21:09:27 | More by FATC1TY
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From swing top growler into snifter...

A- Looks like a quad with no carbonation. An incredibly vigorous pour gives a few sparse bubbles. Dark amber color.

S- Has a ton of dark fruits, and a fruity vinous presence from the pinot noir oak chips. Very very slight tart aroma, but mostly woody, figgy, carmelly, awesome...

T/M- Smell comes through full force to the taste almost exactly the same. Dark fruits, toffee, caramel, bubblegum, raisins, fig.. The oak is there, but in a supporting fashion. Almost like a fruit cake beer- complex and fucking awesome. Heavyish and almost full on the palate. Carbonation is fleeting, but perfect for the body and taste.

O- Best quad I have ever had... No I haven't had a Westy, but damn this was agreed by 3 of us to be the beer of the night and we had some good shit. The pinot noir oak blended impeccably with the profile of the beer.

Serving type: growler

10-14-2011 23:01:11 | More by TheGordianKnot
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shivtim

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had Eschaton a few times before; finally sitting down with a growlette to review.

Picked this up at Hop City.

Poured into a chalice. Murky but translucent brown with orange tints. Small off-white lacing.

Nose is earthy malts, grapes, oak, brown sugar, peat and almond. Spicy notes.

Taste is bready malts, Belgian sugars, oak and wine. Slight lingering sweet ethanol. Stronger pinot and plum flavors emerge on warming. Terrific example of the style, with the slight wine twist.

Mouthfeel is solid.

Probably the best Atlanta-area beer.

Serving type: growler

03-30-2012 16:51:49 | More by shivtim
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EtOHMD

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Distillery in Savannah. Poured into sniffer. Really dark brown to black. opaque. Tan head only at the edges. Intense aroma with taste following. Oak, lots of bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate covered cherries. definitely sweet but seriously good. Dry warming mouthfeel. Couldn't drink more than 1 or 2 at 10.5% but still more drinkable than most quads. One of other reviewers said Wild Heaven has even better brews - would love to try em because this one is pretty damn good!

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 19:53:14 | More by EtOHMD
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argock

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz brown mini-growler into a clear glass goblet. Purchased from Hop City (Decatur, GA) by my good friend Erinn.

A: Dark brown with orangish edges and a short cap of light beige head with a few reandom spots of lace.

S: Dark fruit dominated by grape and raisin are most present coated in light carmael and earthy hops.

T: This is one hefty and wonderful brew with big grape, date, and raisin flavors, but without being overly sweet. It is broad in its maltiness. There is some honeylike, light caramel sweetness. The alcohol is enhancing and not overly prominent. The earthy hoppiness is minor. The complex play of maltiness, light sweetness, and heavy body is masterfully accomplished. The grape from the pinot noir barrels are virtually free of tannins and prevents the tangy sourness that I dislike. Still they manage to prevent it from being an overbearing maltbomb. Amazing.

M: The body is full with low carbonation and dark fruit and rumlike aftertaste.

O: Eschaton is a superb beer with superior body and exceptional flavor. The pinot noir barrel treatment enhances the dark fruitiness without pushing tannins whcih leaves it with just the right amount of dryness.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2012 04:17:12 | More by argock
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Mjmoon15

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-11-2012 16:15:18 | More by Mjmoon15
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rolive

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-27-2012 19:58:28 | More by rolive
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-27-2012 21:29:52 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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Heischman

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer/Brewery - Eschaton/Wild Heaven Craft Beers
City/State- Decatur, Georgia
STYLE – Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV – 10.5%
IBU – 20
DATE – 19 OCT
SERVING TYPE – Growler
GLASSWARE – Beer Snifter
First, let me say thank you to the guys at “The Beer Growler” in Athens GA. Such a cool store!
APPEARANCE – A murky reddish brown, with almost no head
AROMA- Oak and bourbon with some roasted malts and hints of the unique Belgium smell
TASTE – Bitter sweet, more sweet than bitter. The bourbon slowly creeps up but it is defiantly there. The Belgium taste really stands out.
MOUTHFEEL – crisp, lacking in the carbonation but it works for this brew
CONCLUSION – A good brew, I really enjoy this one. I cannot wait to try it once bottled. It is a great brew, however not Wild Heaves best.
-JH-

Serving type: growler

10-19-2011 21:09:44 | More by Heischman
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a growlerette I purchased from Taps in Atlanta. I've been wanting to try this for some time, and I have to say, it didn't disappoint. To me, this an excellent example of wood treatment for a beer. The marriage of the classic quad style with the wood and especially the Pinot Noir is beautiful. Fairly robust, but a bit less sweet and heavy than a traditional quad, you still get the bready dried winter fruits and the bit of spicebox combined with the bright cherry, forest floor, and vinous notes of the Pinot, as well as some vanilla and wood notes from the oak chip itself. Perfectly balanced and truly enjoyable. I found the carbonation level just right, and certainly wouldn't review it from a growler unless that was true. A great beer.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2013 00:01:49 | More by Georgiabeer
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