319 - Idle Hands Craft Ales
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dope:
4.36/5 rDev +3.6%
No bottling date spotted but this one was just released a few weeks ago.
A: Pours a very dark reddish-brown with an enormous, frothy light brown head. Head retention is top notch, takes easily 10 minutes to clear away. Fluffy little chunks of lacing everywhere.
S: Pretty typical quad aroma. Dark fruits like raisins and cherries - sweet as if they've been candied. Earthy with a little bit of indistinct spice. Heavy bready malt. Maybe a little spicy alcohol?
T: Whoa. Taste takes me by surprising after the fairly generic and subtle aroma. Up front there are a lot of dark fruits, again with the raisins and somewhat with the cherries. Cherries kick in mildly tart. Very mildly. Cocoa in the middle - lots of it. Light caramel and heavy bread from what I assume to be the malt. A little earthy, mainly from the cocoa and maybe a little belgian yeast earthiness and spiciness to compliment it. Lots of lingering cherries in the aftertaste along with that cocoa. Gives it somewhat of a dark chocolate covered cherry sensation. Nice.
M: Fairly heavy but a bit higher carbonation helps air it out a little. Nice soft, velvety mouthfeel.
O: Well, I have to admit that I've never had an Idle Hands brew and I've never really heard any earthshattering reviews so I never had much desire to try them either. However, this is one serious quad and I may have to reassess my previous thought process. This is a quad with cherries but it is not a cherry quad, if that makes any sense. Cherries are fairly subtle and only really stand out in the aftertaste with the chocolate. They add a nice layer of complexity without being overpowering or even at the forefront. That are lots of great quad flavors which I was happy with seeing as this is one of my favorite styles. Topped with a nice soft mouthfeel and this was something quite special in my opinion.
06-01-2014 01:58:48 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +18.8%
This beer was brewed as an exclusive for Redstone Liquors. It pours a dark mahogany color with ruby highlights along with a thick chestnut head. Nose is that of chocolate covered cherries. Definitely malt forward with a full bodied and bready mouthfeel. Dark fruits such as raisin, cassis and plum show through in the front with a slightly tart cherry finish.
05-19-2014 20:50:03 | More by Ganglani
4.54/5 rDev +7.8%
Dark brown with hints of red when held to the light. A huge tan head forms when poured that persists; eventually dies down with a layer of foam remaining on the surface of the beer and lacing on the sides of the glass. Malty, somewhat sweet smell with a scents of chocolate and fruit. The taste blew me away. Rich, sweet, malty with hints of coffee, chocolate, and cherry and a ever so slight dry finish. Slightly heavy, velvety, rich mouth feel. Overall delicious quad.
06-04-2014 01:27:13 | More by sprat1960
319 from Idle Hands Craft Ales
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.