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RATINGS: 363   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 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 (70) - - 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 itís 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. Itís good.. The sugar is there definitely ... But itís not overbearing.. A little molasses , alcohol well hidden, a tasteful treat, well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (354) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2016
22oz bottle to a snifter. Pour is a nice dark brown color, think khaki head. Nose is huge banana, resin, more light fruit, malt. Taste is medium-heavy body, sweet with some tartness as well. Finished so clean. Amazing beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2016
2016 vintage. Dark reddish brown, with a thick, but rapidly dissipating head, and no lace.
Lots of things going on in the aroma; dark fruits, raisin, molasses, oak, leather, brown sugar. Flavor was not quite as complex, but still tasty. Oak up front, then sweet rum soaked raisin, candi sugar, molasses, leather. A little boozy heat. Sweet and sticky, but has some oaky dryness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2435) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Very dark pour from a bottle at a friends house while playing poker. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma and the flavor. Good quad. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2014. Dark red brown. Big aroma brown sugar, whiskey. Super sweet. Toffee insane caramel. Slight milky caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deeper reddish-brown, very light reddish head. Toffee, honey. Light tobacco. Quite sweet. Lighter bitterness. Lots of alcohol, quite heavy, oily. Quite long finish. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BucannonXC5 (1423) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass From: Trader Joeís in Santa Barbara, Calif. Price: $13.99 Purchased: May 23, 2014 Consumed: March 26, 2016 Misc.: 2014 vintage To say Iím excited to review this one might be the understatement of the millennium. Picked this up awhile back with Rachel at Trader Joeís. It was the last one available and I had never heard of it. I tried a taster of it on June 11, 2015 at Blind Lady Ale House and gave it a 4.5 on Untappd and just wrote: Taste. Wow. I donít have any recollections of flavor and anything else, so this will be from scratch. Poured a mahogany color with two fingers of khaki-tan, rocky head, which dissipated rather quickly. Average spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. (Sight - 3.75) Smelled big whiff of boozy bourbon right away, followed by oaky wood, Belgian candied sugar, coconut flakes, vanilla, dried tobacco and toasted brown sugar. Hidden behind the booziness is some fig, dates and raisins, more leathery tobacco and sugary caramel. (Smell - 4.25) Tasted just amazing. Instantly remember how good this thing was. Got smoother bourbon than the nose, but still boozy, warming all the way down to my legs. Also Belgian candied sugar, sugar cane, oaky wood, leathery tobacco, toasted brown sugar, maple syrup, sweet caramel, boozy chocolate syrup, vanilla, coconut flakes, plum, fig, dates, dried raisins and cocoa. (Taste - 4.75) Full body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Long, boozy, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75) Loved this one. Havenít put together the overall ratings, but might be the best Firestone beer Iíve ever had. Battling neck-and-neck with Sucaba. (Overall - 4.75) 4.57 100 A+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2016
(bottle) slightly hazy deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of heavy coconut and dill, good quality marzipan, some milk chocolate, dark toffee, fudge and cherry schnaps. flavour is mostly caramel and milk chocolate, very sweet, with lots of earth, some notes of treacle and a light ethanol numbness on the gums in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

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