Hell On High Quad Bock | Rinkuškiai

Hell On High Quad BockHell On High Quad Bock
73 Ratings
Hell On High Quad BockHell On High Quad Bock

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Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Drknight on 10-26-2013

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Photo of Act25
2.52/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

We gotta call it for what it is. This is kind of an over-ABV joke label from Lithuania.
a) Flat dark whiskey body, no head, nothing on top (fail).
s) absolutely fine, with sweet fruit predominant, alcohol laden, fruit cake, cider, b&b.
t) The taste follows nose but more complex, and nuanced with sweetness, whiskey soaked fruit, fruit cake, tempered by smokey malt and grain backbone, again whiskey like. A bit harsh after a few sips. (perhaps a good cooking liquid?)
f) Sharp, cloying, not crisp, on the thicker side w very low amount of carbonation.
o) Sub-par overall. too sweet, too harsh.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
1.72/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Gavage
1.78/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: cloudy orange color with a few surface bubbles as a head.

Smell: over ripe golden apples and alcohol are most notable and unappealing.

Taste: grainy malt base with honey, over ripe apples, pears, and lots of warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish. Long lasting sweet and burning aftertaste.

Overall: this beer is way too sweet with a rancid apple flavor with loads of alcohol burn. Not for me.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This unique brew was enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter. Pouring a very nice
clear and bright amber this beast produces a thin ring and subtle pool with very
light lacing. Nose of heavy apple cider, light brown sugars, and strong grain alcohol.
Flavors follow the nose with brown sugars and golden raisins awash in apple cider
and beaten to death by strong warming grain booze. Decent mouth feel, warming and
lightly coating. Let it warm and be lightly rewarded, yet know that the strength of the
grains and booze increase as well beating you over the head with strong booze.

Decent but a touch over the top without enough depth.


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Photo of Hoagie1973
1.79/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of 0_0
2.98/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If there was a beer equivalent to getting punched in the head this would be it. It tastes extremely grainy smells as dank as it tastes. That being said, I love this ish. For a 14% beer it is still comparatively drinkable.

Give this to your buddy if you want to here him talk about his divorce for two hours.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
2.94/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From the bottle, it pours amber with virtually no head. Somewhat malty aroma - lots of grain? Alcohol and some grainy malt in the mouth. This beer hits you like a freight train!

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stompilator
2.85/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stevoj
2.97/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine. Description says "Alcohol is not prevalent..."..Ha! Straight up in your face boozy burn. Buckle your seat belts, its going to be a bumpy ride. Orange golden body with small creamy head. Musty malty aroma, somewhat funky. Doubting the doppelbock classification here. Malt liquor, strong lager, etc... Taste is also pure sweet malt, corn, cooked vegetables. Slick, slippery body, no finish, just heat.

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Photo of SFC21
2.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jams1220
2.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IPAulJameson
1.63/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.84/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.51/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
2.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas candied apples and caramel are present in the nose along with hints of fusel alcohol.
T: The taste is quite sweet and malty, having lots of flavors of apples, brown bread, caramel, and raisins along hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No stickiness is perceptible.
O: For a 14% abv beer, this does a good job at hiding most of the alcohol from the taste, although the flavors can seem more like fruits that were soaked in alcohol. The taste also seems to be somewhat rancid, which impacts the drinkability more than the alcohol does.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.56/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kelseyr713
3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cliff1066
2.31/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HabaJohn
3.35/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

too sweet

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Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.3/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a odd ball for sure. Taste is all over the board every time I try it. I do love it though. When I'm in the mood for something weird and crazy this is the beer for me.

Drink some water after drinking this 14% beast of a beer

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Photo of RexBanner
1.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

This thing was awful! Initial aromas of apple, corn syrup and alcohol. It was mostly yeast and sugar as it reached room temperature. Taste was too sweet with a nasty metallic aftertaste. Highly carbonated. Nasty! Only fans of fourloko would enjoy this nasty liquid. Don't be swayed by the $2.19 price tag and 14% abv. No bueno!

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Photo of matjack85
1.42/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I found this single 16.9oz bottle at Springbrook Liquors in Bloomingdal, ILe for $2.69. Cool name and nice looking label, but that's the only cool thing about this beer.

The beer poured a cloudy honey gold color with a 2½-finger dish soap looking white head that lasted a little over a minute but left no lacing whatsoever.

The beer had only one smell - that of mild caramel.

Yuk! This is total drain pour. It tastes like hard rock candy dipped in caramel and then re-dipped and soaked in alcohol. Absolutely horrid.

Disgustingly sweet and alcoholic with zero carbonation.

I'd like to meet the brew master of this stuff so I could tear up his brewing license and punch him in the mouth for passing this vile stuff off as beer.

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Photo of StoutHunter
2.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Rinkuskiai's Hell On High Quad Bock a couple weeks ago for $4.69 at The Beer Depot. This beer really caught my eye and It's been a while since I've tried one of these crazy Lithuanian beers, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle poured into a teku.

A- The label is awesome, it goes great with name and it's really eye catching. It poured a nice orange color that took on more of an amber color with just a small ring of head that quickly faded away and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This beer looks ok, but it would be nice if it had some head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a high amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart lots of sweet malts, caramel malts, apple juice and raisin like aromas with a little bit of a brown bread aromas also showing up. Up next comes the alcohol which is pretty noticeable and it's followed by a little more sweetness. The aroma is ok, but it's very sweet.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a high amount of sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in aroma with the all the aspects seeming to show up pretty evenly. Up next comes the alcohol which is pretty noticeable, but it's not as boozy and warming as I was expecting. On the finish there's more sweetness with a candied aftertaste. This taste was Ok, I was expecting a little more flavor, but at least it's not super boozy.

M- Not smooth, cloying, not crisp, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel isn't that great and I wish it had some more carbonation.

Overall I thought this beer was ok and I thought it was an average example of the style, it had most of the aspects that I expect from these high alcohol bocks, but in the end it seemed to be lacking on the flavor. This beer didn't have great drinkability, one glass is more than enough for me. What I like the most about this beer was the label it was awesome. What I like the least about this beer was the high sweetness and the lack of carbonation. I don't think I would buy this beer again, it was nice to try, but it isn't something I feel the need to revisit. It's worth a try if you like these strong bocks, but I can't say I recommend it. All in all it's not bad and it's not as boozy as I was expecting, but I wish it had some flavor to it. It made for an ok first impression for this brewery and it's average for the style. Nice job guys, but a little more carbonation and less sweetness wouldn't hurt.

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Photo of LennyBound
1.75/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like malt liquor. I've had others from the same brewery and they're pretty much the same.

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