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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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.


Lectvay's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lectvay (182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark brown, medium head, aroma is pretty intense, cinnamon, cloves, molasses. Taste is bright up front, then extremely rich and sweet, with a bitter and boozy aftertaste. It’s like an Abbey quad that is coated in a gooey, bourbony gel. Really terrific.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Pours amber with an off white head . Aroma of malt, caramel, some bread, alcohol and bourbon. Flavor is sweet an malty with some warming alcohol, caramel, grains and vanilla. Full body, soft carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
M82 (393) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2015
A deep mahogany body with ruby highlights sits beneath a slowly fading light khaki, creamy smooth head falling slowly to a thick solid ring

Well integrated and very complimentary with flowing transitions, rich dark fruit, pie crust, fig newton framed in oak and draped in bourbon, underlying complexities of coffee, chocolate cake, molasses, coconut, citrusy spirit notes, cherry, red and blueberry, the spicy quad notes mingling with the spicy spirit barrel... all on a creamy smooth, approaching sticky, medium plus body leading to further blended residuals of the previously mentioned components, an excellent brew and barrel marriage

On tap at Flying Saucer KC


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3554) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
Tap@CBC 2015, Red Session - pours hazy amber brown with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits, some spices, medium body, bitter sweet spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1694) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bomber shared around, thanks bro and/or Harrison! Very exciting to have!! Brownish black pour with little head. Aroma has heavy yeast, a bit of barrel, some sugars. Very layered and textured. Taste is sweet, yeasty, thick. Wow! A tough drinker with a lot going on. 15.2

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tfish (2) - - JUN 16, 2015 does not count
This is by far one of the best beers I’ve had. It’s so dark and sweet. It goes down so smooth. I could slowly sip on this all day long, but I’d get pretty drunk since this is 12.5%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (12502) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruits and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, light roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, medium sweet, chocolate, bourbon, hop with notes of alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madchemist83 (157) - USA - JUN 14, 2015
Molasses, caramel, bourbon, oak. Deliciousness in the bottle. Smell is complimented by the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (208) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Boozy smell, dark brown color, brown/white head, the taste is super malty, you can taste the spices, That sweet malty taste is something that pairs great with Mexican food. I think a little age on this will make it even better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized raisins and date squares are licked by alcohol warmth and port wine in this Barley wine-like SuperQuad.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is heavy but it works deliciously with this type of dessert flavour profile.
-Alcohol is present but not overly so.
-This one definitely has the ‘it’ factor.

On tap at Slater’s 50/50, San Diego.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (361) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle (22oz $18): Clear dark brown with small head. Aroma is sweet bourbon. Quite sweet, medium plus body and some warming in the end. Very tasty.


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