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RATINGS: 244   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 (173) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1303) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
Tap @CBC15. Clear, very drak brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has coffee, dried fruit, hints of vanilla and booze. Sweet flavor, dried fruit and brown sugar. Warming booze and coffee. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (535) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
sample at cbc. pours very deep brown. aroma has lots of toffee. taste is sweet, some coconut, toffee caramel, balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Deep Brown with off white head. Aroma: lots of barrel character with sweet dark fruits, brown sugar and oaky vanilla. Complex taste with also plenty of barrel character, sweet, raisins, caramel and some warming alcohol. Quite brilliant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ CBC’15
Aroma has sweet malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Flavour has woody notes, alcohol, woody notes, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet slow sipper, very American.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC15.. Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet toffee.. Light spice toffee malt nose... Sweet caramel toffee.. Soft fruits

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC2015. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Toffee, malty aroma. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Toffeeish, vanilla and light alcohol. Nicely balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Sample @ CBC2015.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Sweet caramel aroma, sweet malts, some hop notes, bready notes too, some molasses and toffee. Very sweet sugary flavor, some toasted malts, toffee, brown sugar and ripe fruits. Alcohol extremely well hidden, sticky sweet palate. Excellent.
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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours a dark ruby amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet malts, syrup, plums and wood. Rich flavour of toasted malts, syrup, bourbon, tart wood and some complex berry notes. Full bodied. Warming, complex, velvety finish. Great!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2560) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Pours clear deep brown with flat tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, nuts, toffee, muscovado. Taste is rich, sweet, butterscotch and muscovado. Body is thick and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Grapey, raisiny aromas, caramel, plum, somewhat winey. Dark, almost black, with a fully retaining khaki head. Somewhat sweet, fruity, hints of booze. Full bodied, extremely drinkable, especially weighing in at 13.4%!


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