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Batchelors Delight - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 61
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 4.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThisWangsChung on 07-09-2014

Aged in Nicaraguan Flora de Cana Rum Barrels for over 12 weeks, the Batchelors Delight is a unique and delicious Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale.

Like all great legends the facts are in dispute. Batchelors Delight is named for one of the most notorious and important pirate ships in history. Captained by the infamous buccaneers Davis, Wafer and Hingson, who won the ship in a card game. After years of pirating in the Caribbean the trio were set on retiring in Virginia. They were arrested near Hampton Roads and spent nearly 3 years in prison. They were able to negotiate their freedom by giving up a large portion of their booty, which King William used for the “Charitable Purpose” of founding the College of William and Mary.
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 61
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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A: This Dark beer be murky brown, with a head the color of an island girls legs! Looks as thick as the first mate and mean as a bull shark!

S: Rich sweet malty goodness, ARR! You can smell the thickness in this beer. There be oak and vanilla aroma in the finish. Dark fruits and raisins come out with the Belgian yeast aroma, and if ye disagree, I'll keel haul ya 'till Davy Jones takes ya for his!

T: The first sip is rum barrel: Oak, vanilla, and the blood of my enemies. There be a taste of rich plums fresh from port, mixed with MORE RUM! and sugar cane.

M: ARR! It feels great! Thick, and sturdy as a freshly swabbed deck, with carbonation that tingles like me bum leg!

O: Overall? I'm ALL OVER this beer! This be one hell of a fantastic brew, to share with your mates or to treasure as your own! Good work, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning! (887 characters)

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Had the chance to try this at the National Beer expo. (53 characters)

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

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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud.

Light fizzy fluffy smaller head fades at a med pace, light lacing, dark murky muddy chestnut mahogany brown color.

Nose rummy sweet candy, molasses and candy sugar, grainy big malts, chewy and thick fruit cake, lots of it, lots of dried dark fruits, light rummy booze, and touch of vanilla barrel, big raisin.

Taste rich thick malts, molasses and candy all over but not to syrupy or sweet. Decent rum, not a ton but mild rum, with dark fruits, dried candied fruit, sugar cane candy stalk like the starch from the cane. Light booze almost nothing, lots of dark fruits, plum, raisin, maybe touch of dark cherry, candied, etc. Fair phenol presence despite lack of alcohol. Mild vanilla and toasted oak. Finish is a bit sweet and sticky, mild phenols, mild rum and molasses, dark fruits lingering.

Mouth is fuller bod but not thick, little syrupy but not sweet, chewy like, decent but lighter carb.

Overall quite nice, nice fruity and candy, nice quad flavours, nice phenols, good sweetness level and booze hidden well. Quite enjoyable and rounded well. (1,076 characters)

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Caramel, toffee, Belgian candi sugar sweetness and yeast. Some earthiness. Pretty dry and oaky. Not getting much rum flavor, maybe just some molasses. slightly under carbed. Wish this had a touch more rum barrel presence. (222 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft into a snifter. Pours a reddish purple brown. Not datk. Light does filter through it. Little to no head. Some lacing though. Smells of rum, toffee and candied sugars. Smells SWEET. Taste is rum and sugar along with traditional quad. Thin like a quad. Goes great with spicy Thai or Asian food. Also a good desert beer by the fire. Little chewy for a quad. Sailors would enjoy this. Tropical. Would love to try the coconut delight. This is very good by itself. Well done (486 characters)

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4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to olavzisper for yet another fine hookup from va. Enjoyed from a Lickinghole creek craft brewery snifter.

a - brew pours a sludgy brown that settles purple/black in the glass. A small fkoamy head doesn't hang out long but leaves some creamy lace on the glass.

s - wow. The rum barrel is a perfect match for this plum grape quad. Smells sweet, but really has my mouth watering. Almost sangria like in the nose, a bit boozy, but that is the sweetness too.

t/m - picks up where the nose left off and adds in an element of nuttiness. Dark fruit, big plum and grape. The rum is there too rounding out the fruitiness. The finish is a bit dry, but the body is fairly creamy for an American made quad. Most American quads really fall to pieces in the body but this one has a classic body. Really nice.

o - overall a very impressive beer. I would love to try the base quad, but the barrel really seems to compliment the beer highlighting sangria like fruit notes over a classic quad. A hint on the sweet side, but I will have no problem taking this bottle down on my own. One of the best beers to come from lccb so far and I have been fairly impressed with most. (1,169 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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Batchelors Delight from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
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