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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. It pours a dark brown body and a small, beige head. A bit alcoholic on the nose, with dried fruits and some bourbon. Chocolate notes too. The flavor is sweet and with a solid dose of dried fruits and chocolate. Decent bitterness too, and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation. Lasting finish. Overall, too warming, but sure lovely. 130809

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. 2014 vintage. Pours dark cola color with a few bubbles. Aroma is sort of stewed dark fruits with dark malts. Full bodied, at least. Flavor is like plums and dates and dark fruits with a little alcohol and smooth, smooth, treacly dark malt. This is not an ASE, IMHO. FW says Quad, undt auch Ich! Damn delicious quad. Finishes with a bit of heat to cut down the malt. Did I say delicious? Understatement.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color, perhaps leaning towards brown, with a tan head. S: The usual sweet, sugar notes of a barleywine are here. I get brown sugar, caramel, and toffee, but there’s a weird nuttiness to this beer that seems out of place. T: This tastes like almost like a really creamy nut brittle with extra nuts. There’s a fair amount of alcohol presence as well, a touch of oak, and some good vanilla notes. M: The body is medium with a nice creaminess and a low to moderate level of carbonation. D: This was a weird beer. In fact, several of the blending components for FW14 aren’t all that great, but somehow they make a delicious final product.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar, dates, figs and prunes with cookie malt and spicy alcohol. Flavor is sweet, nearly cloying, malt with dark candied fruits, brown sugar, molasses, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Tap at APEX. Deep brown pour, light brown head. And HOLY HELL this is badass. So rich and decadent. Sweet but not cloying. Toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, rich barrel notes, oak, tobacco. Fucking awesome

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle with friends, thanks to arminjewell for sharing. Pours a deep orangish brown appearance with a thin tan head. Thick brown sugar, caramel, toffee, rich bourbon, coconut aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet but not over the top. German chocolate cake flavor. Caramel, coconut, and a bit of chocolate. Really reminds me of the most recent anniversary beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7971) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
On tap. Pours with a hazed deep copper to brown hued body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are deep and boozy, chewy, molasses, rich maple, oak, mild english esters, plums. Flavors are pretty dry for its size, boozy, but no fusel aggressiveness. Barrel character is much different than the nose: spicy, nutty, alcohol, almost some agave. Fuller bodied with livelier carbonation than expected. Lingering tannin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Draught @ Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
Pours slightly hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, boozy, caramel, vanilla and oalk finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - 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.


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