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RATINGS: 366   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Deep amber pour. Small head. Aroma is pretty rich and toasty. Generous caramel. Molasses. Charred grains. Full, fat body. A bit of oaky booziness. Hot, but not difficult to drink. Generally sweet. Oily. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoGosmer (3) - - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
One of the best beers I've ever had. The balance between sweetness, complexity and barrel aging is exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Deep brown with off white head. Super sweet syrup and walnut with a touch of alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elbernays (1255) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle shared from McHughs. Pours strong tea brown. Leather, toffee, Apple, molasses, oak, chocolate, caramel, rum, tannin, spice. Flavour is sticky toffee, caramel, wood, oak. Alcohol warmth on finish. Sticky dessert raisin rum finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5598) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, oak and sweet caramel toffee. Taste has dark fruits, plums, raisins, bourbon, dark sugar, vanilla, wood and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2502) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Tap at barrelworks, buellton. Dark brown color, smooth head. Rich sweet and roasty nose, chocolate and coffee. Some toffee notes. Sweet body, licorice, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Balanced and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle, little head faded completely, dark brown beer. Aroma raisin, molasses, dark malts, cookies, spice, vanilla. Taste is sweet raisin, brown sugar, dried tart cherries, vanilla, hint of oak, touch of whiskey. Palate is quite rich, but not syrupy, carbonation moderate. Overall this is a big, sweetish beer, but nice on a winter holiday night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2015
From notes at the Earth Eagle Members’ Party (10/20/2015). A beautiful mixture of full-bodied malt flavor and a lot of bourbon oak from the barrel. It tastes closer to a barleywine than a Quad, but the flavor is complex with sweet notes of toffee and dark fruits mixing with leather, wood, and whiskey. Lots of barrel aged flavor on this one, but it is nearly perfectly executed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (999) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2015
2015 bottle poured into a tulip glass..burgundy with a medium off-white head..aroma of dark fruits,brown sugar,bourbon,vanilla,oak,toffee..tastes of plums,raisins,bourbon,brown sugar,vanilla,wood..more of an American Strong Ale/Barleywine even though technically a quad..little on the sweet side but real good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flanfl (627) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 12, 2015
Deep borwn body, tiny brownish head. Marvelous aroma, lots of dried fruits, mainly plum, candy sugar, gingerbread, spicies, liquorice, alcohol... Tast is grat too. Dried plum, alcohol, liquorie, candy sugar, woody notes, dried plum in brandy. Long sweet and warm finish with dried plum... Full body, medium carbo.Great beer.

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