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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad. A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico and Belgian candi sugar add wonderful molasses flavors. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over this beer: toasted oak, coconut, leather and cigar tobacco.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (1319) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bomber. Dark brown pour, almost opaque, thin off-white head. Nose is malty and sweet (it smells like a chocolate malt more than a beer). Mouth is medium-full, oily and sweet, malted milk balls, chocolate, brown sugar, a touch of barrel and ABV warmth. It was hot and muggy so I shared this (was more of a cheap watery lager night weather wise), but I had a hard time finishing this. I’ve had several of these limited BA editions from FW and while I’ve really enjoyed a few of them, this one was a serious disappointment. They claim this was suppose to be a Quad, instead they made a milkshake. Wayyy too sweet and wayyy overpriced. Don’t believe the star-struck hype.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2848) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Clear ruby pour with a thin beige head .... Aroma of brown sugar, candi sugar, dark fruity yeast think plum .... Taste is of coconut, brown sugar, candi sugar, dark fruity yeast, tobacco and molasses.... Has some boozy spirit flavors .... roasted and caramel malts .... Finish is malty with mixed coconut and booze .... Dark fruity yeast lingers as well .... Has smooth qualities and a nice malty mouthfeel ... Considering the abv it’s hidden well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (1141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Bomber. Clear ruby brown with a small tan head that lasts in a ring and laces. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, coconut, wood, plum, raisin. Flavor is bourbon, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, plum, raisin, light coconut, and wood. Medium plus bodied, smooth and oily with a slightly dry and hot end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Malt Sweet complex smoking maple syrup Carmel barrel complexity sweet whiskey notes

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3571) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. as part of the 2014 batch, viscously dispensed to a snifter showing a black/brown hue that exposed a hint of ruby highlighting as the liquid diminished, a modest layer of tan head foam that expeditiously reduced to a ring, with some dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was malty & sweet, with esters as prune & concord grape, hints of cocoa, and barrel induced vanilla & coconut. Full bodied, with a syrupy texture, and low carbonation that contributed a little spritz to the palate, the taste expressed an even sweeter presence of caramel, dark brown, almost burnt sugar, and molasses, along with some earthy bitterness, and alcoholic warmth. As a rich, after dinner sipper, but a little too close to cloying for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty toffee aroma. Sweetish malty spicy oaky toffee caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy toffee caramel finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (867) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Drank at the BBQ in Waalwijk 10-7-16. Awesome quad. Very thick and rich. Lots of bourbon in the taste, very rich sweetness. Love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4470) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Picked up this bomber a year ago. Split 2 ways at fridge temp.

A - Pour is a dark brown but looks pretty much like molasses in the glass. 2 finger tan head that faded to a thin line.

S - The aroma is really nice. Vanilla, molasses, syrup, ginger, honey, coconut and spices.

T - Well Firestone Walker’s barrel program continues to impress. It’s thin at first but then this bouquet of flavors erupt. Vanilla, coconut, woody undertones with sweet toffee, chocolate, tootsie roll and pie crust. it’s sweet, not cloying and the ABV is so well hidden. No way this is a 13% beer.

M - Thin up front, dense finish with a very mild carbonation

O - Exceptional beer. Wish I had enough to age for a few years.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3354) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle, 2015 vintage. Very dark brown pour with a slight ring of tan head. Wonderful aroma of sweet Belgian quad, fruity yeast and brown sugar... complimented by the barrel treatment. Lots of bourbon barrel taste, but very mellow and smooth. Only faint quad elements remain... super smooth and rich sweet bourbon and molasses flavors. Decadent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4636) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
(Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee) Bottle 650 ml at home, vintage 2015. Served into a snifter, ABV 12.5% Dark brown colour on the body, one full finger of thin, beige head on top, with average retention. Nice aroma with lots of dark fruits and malts, a hint of caramel, toffee, some spices even, plums, molasses. Very sweet taste, almost cloying, with caramel, toffee, red and dark fruits, plums, notable alcohol, hints of chocolate, toasted malts, wood, dates. Thick body with good carbonation. Great beer.


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