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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap @ Uber. Pours dark opaque reddish brown with thin lacy cream-colored head. Aroma is huge thick sticky sweet malt... strong notes of hazelnuts, plums, port-soaked raisins, oak, barrel-aged rum... wow. Taste is syrupy sweet oaky malt... solid flavors of fig, oatmeal, toasted caramel. Super boozy, although the big flavors really balance it out. Love that Firestone is bringing the constituent beers of their outstanding anniversary blends to market - this can only be good news.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
A- pours a slightly viscous opaque mahogany cola with a medium beige head. Light lacing. S- very rich vanilla, toasted coconut, brown sugar, figs, prunes, raisin bread, rhubarb pie, cherry cordial, ripe apples and light tobacco. And the alcohol....oh the alcohol. M- full and heavy oily, viscous body with a heavy sweet palate. Light carb. T- very sweet and sugary to start. Vanilla once again leads the way with the coconut, rhubarb, molasses and cola. Memories of German chocolate cake. Mid palate is slightly vegetal with tobacco, as well as heavy on the dried fruits, apples and cherries plus bready notes. Ending has a lingering sweetness mixed with sharper hop and mineral flavors. Efficient and relatively clean as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Sample at Falling Rock. The beer is a murky reddish-brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of plums, caramel malt, earthy yeast and oaky vanilla. The finish is slightly syrupy with a dark fruit and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
On tap at Belmont Station. Good thing; I couldn’t take one of these down by myself. #600. A: Brown with purple hints. No head, and it’s hard to see carbonation in the mire. N: Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, coconut, toffee, malt, tobacco, cola, leather, buttery shortbread cookie. T: Very, very sweet. Holy crap sweet. Yet, not totally cloying. M: A monkey with a good grip on the palate. Sticky fingers, in other words. Heavy body. O: A very tasty beer. It does better as part of the Anniversary blend series, given its intensity, but even on its own, it represents a great beer to share. I wouldn’t drink more than a quarter of a bottle by myself, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (349) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Bottle. Black. Sweet and light sticky roasted malt with a perfect sugary barrel presence. The alcohol is completely hidden. Overall excellent, top notch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1300) - - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Red wine color with almost no head. Aroma is heavy on barrel, dark fruit, syrup and wood. Taste follows pretty closely. Mouthfeel is slightly thin and buttery but doesn't feel lacking. Like a barrel aged port wine. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (145) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Sticky body with quickly receding off-white head. No lacing, but some serious legs. Aroma and flavor of toasted coconut, toffee, tobacco, leather, and brown fruits. Very sweet, but not nearly as cloying as the very comparable Bruery Bois. The perfect companion for a beautifully aged cigar like this Dunhill Esplendido.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2014
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...deep amber-brown with a thin tan head. Nose...steeped brown sugar, turbinado and dark scottish toffee. Palate...ultra sweet and cloying! Like a diabetic coma in a glass!! After the sugared assault, the flavours of treacle, light bodied molasses and butterscotch come through mid palate. The mouthfeel is dry, as well as sweet and there’s some burnt sugar bitterness too. The finish is long and sweet and brimming with cinnamon buns and Sugar Babies.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fcjack1 (117) - Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
On tap at the Red Hot. Dark brown color. Light tan head. Scent is a little boozy and sweet. Taste is molasses, booze and caramel. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1191) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On draught at Saraveza during Luncheon with the Lion for the final day of PDX Beer Week. Deep dark brown color. Aroma is sticky toffee, molasses, roasted malt, banana and maple. Taste is prune, banana bread pudding, molasses, maple, and dark cocoa nibs. Quite sweet with many dimensions of flavor. Great for a long session of sipping.


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