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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (422) - Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bomber bottle. Aroma is sweet with coconut and bourbon. Appearance is a dark brown with no head. Taste is bourbon forward. Almost hard to taste past the booze, but I also get tobacco and some Belgian yeast. Palate is oaky. Overall, a good, strong beer that could have been blended better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4243) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2014
22oz bottle in a taster glass. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of some caramel and toffee malts, some oak and alcohol and bourbon, some sweetness, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Smoother texture. A very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1381) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Super nice. Smooth, sublime, complex. The toffee notes are amazing and what’s this beer in my eyes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
19/X/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Beuk’s postponed Firestone Walker and other nice beers allowed as well tasting (Brussels) - BB: IV/18/14 (2014-1230) Thanks to beuk87 for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep purple brown beer, creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bourbon, sugary, caramel, hint of banana, raisins, dried fruits, alcohol. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet banana, sugary, lots of bourbon, sticky stuff yes!, vanilla. Aftertaste: sugary, sweet, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, bit of banana. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours like a whiskey. Tastes a little like one too. Sweet caramel aroma with toffee and brown sugar. The taste is whiskey like with oak, caramel, sugar. This is a sipping beer. On tap at Pinocchio's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Smells of greatness. Vanilla oak.bourbon. Aftertaste of strong vanilla semi awkward but great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, bourbon, coconut, roasted coconut, vanilla and wood, flavor of chocolate, bourbon, coconut, vanilla and wood, full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (1789) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours dark hazy chestnut brown with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is figs, raisins, dark bread, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Taste is lots of sweet dried fruits, bourbon, caramel with a light bitterness and light roasted notes. Finish is sticky caramel with a light bitterness. Smooth medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2014
October 21, 2014 - bottle at Beelow’s. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was dark fruit, sugary sweet, and alcohol / bourbon. Taste was very much like a bourbon barrel aged barleywine mixed with a belgian quad. Started out with some caramel, then moved into the sugary sweetness. The alcohol slowly crept in to balance the sweetness and finished with a slightly spicy tobacco flavor. There was also a nice woody oak component that became noticeable when the alcohol set in. Overall very well done, but just a touch too sweet for me to get into the mid 4s; however, makes perfect sense when used for their anniversary blends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits. I found the alcohol content to be well hidden.

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