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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber-brown beer with a tan head. Sweet malt and dried fruit aroma with light yeast. Rich malt and dried fruit flavor with light yest and light red fruit. Fuller bodied. Caramel and dried fruit linger with light yeast and light plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown with moderate beige head. Molasses, toffee, dark fruit, spices. Bit syrupy. Complex and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Dradt at Good Dog. Very dark brown pour with a lasting white ring. Sugary burnt caramel. Strong bourbon top notes. Rich dark red stone fruit. Mulling spices. Thick syrupy molasses. Dark vegetation. Plum pudding. Black cherry cordials. Bittersweet and strong. Similar to Belgium Noels but much more powerful. Wonderful stuff!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Santa! Pours a clear really deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and molasses with a touch of toffee bourbon and booze. Flavor has more toffee with some dark grain, coconut, a touch of caramel and bourbon backing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with beige froth. Nose is raisin, caramel and porcinis. Big and chewy almost full body with a buzz. Taste is dates, caramel, smoky banana and raisin with hints of spiced rum. Needs some aging to soften the sharp edges but still an impressive American quad. Fat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish mahogany, small diminishing brown head, some lacing.aroma is bourbon forward, dark sugars, vanilla, oak, cocoa, raisin. Flavor is medium sweet, little bitterness, lots of bourbon and vanilla over toffee, raisin and a bit of quad spiciness. Bourbon is clearly forward here, but not too overpowering. A bit of zesty bitterness on the finish. Medium body, tongue coating. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1245) - Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Draft. Clear dark mahogany. Small wispy beige head and ring around glass that dissipates. Big sugary caramely sweet sticky aroma bursts from glass. Flavor does the same. Rich sugar and caramel, molasses. Vanilla, tobacco and oak. Bourbon. Some dark fruit. Rich. Decadent. Bigger medium body. Kinda slick. Not that sticky. Light roasty bitterness. Alcohol is there but doesn’t detract or get in the way. Delicious barrel character. Excellent dessert sipper but also quite easy to drink. Everything here works so well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (788) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours a deep reddish black color with a tan head.Bourbon, oak, molasses, vanilla, soy sauce, roasted malt, caramel, tobacco and dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit, oak, molasses, bourbon, coconut, vanilla, tobacco, caramel and chocolate flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet taste and a dark fruit and molasses finish with some bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (369) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Dark ruby brown color, thin beige head. Loads of brown sugar, candied fruits, bourbon soaked oak, sticky caramel, a little leather, and hints of vanilla. Very sweet and viscous. Smooth, full-bodied, and lively with a long bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Fad: Taster på taproom. Dyb ravfarvet øl med stort skumhoved. Duften er fadlagret men med tydelige gærnoter fra den belgiske gær. Smagen er sød, men lækker og balanceret fra spritten og fadlagringen. Lækker øl.

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