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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3624) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22692) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (909) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4507) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3368) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4751) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at Meridian Pint’s 6th Anniversary pours a murky, sticky brown with some clumpy, white head. Nose is cool, plenty of spice, clove and anise, booze, vanilla, caramel, heavy malt, nougat. Flavor is all the same, chewy nougat and brown sugar, caramel, malt, vanilla, whiskey, wood pulp, clove, anise, some pepper too. Sticky finish. Solid.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gattullo (12) - - JUL 4, 2016
Caramel, toffee, bourbon and chocolate notes all over this. Strong aromas. Sweet tasting, very little head when poured. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebastokrator (57) - - JUL 2, 2016
2016 batch. Pours dark brown with a fair bit of a quickly evaporating tan head. Smells sweet, with notes of molasses, fig, raisin, plum, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is sweet, with lots of chocolate, dates, fig, toffee, and leather. Feels very smooth, lightly carbonated. This is far more reminiscent of a barleywine than a quad but it’s still really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robfohl1 (12) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Purchased at Bevmo, Sunnyvale, Ca. It’s good.. The sugar is there definitely ... But it’s not overbearing.. A little molasses , alcohol well hidden, a tasteful treat, well done.

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