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Eschaton | Wild Heaven Craft Beers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wild Heaven Craft Beers
Georgia, United States
wildheavencraftbeers.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Paincane on 10-05-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
122
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 122
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
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 +1.9%

Photo of Mavajo
4.67/5  rDev +12%
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 ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is a clear reddish brown color with a thick medium sized off-white head. The aroma is full of fruit and spices. The taste is rather sweet, made up of fruit and vanilla. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bisonfort
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of poopsmitherson
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kjc111
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Keith_R
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Photo of Levin0013
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jsanford
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
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 shadyside
3.31/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DKter
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
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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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roland
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rrski198
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Eschaton from Wild Heaven Craft Beers
4.17 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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