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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Brown pouring with tan head. Complex malt profile. Some oak but subdued. Some cedar and earthy hops. Finishes with some alcohol warmth. A great strong ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mariuspoenari (42) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
Writing from memory, because I haven’t reviewed the beer when I had it, 6 months ago, but I just had to say it’s as close to perfect as a beer can get Dark, but not as dark as a stout, with the sweet smell of caramel and bourbon. The taste is amazing, sweet, bourbon-y, with that Firestone Walker-like barrel feel that I cannot describe. The alcohol is undetectable (at least it was for me, but I was well in my cups by the time I had this). Awesome stuff.

   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%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ Firestone Walker Tasting. Thank you! 2014 Vintage. Best beer of the tasting. Pours a ruby dark brown, little mocha head. Nose is pure bourbon goodness, super thick exotic sugar, vanilla, oak, candy sugar, very sweet caramel malts. Taste is similar, thick bourbon, vanilla, exotic sugar, brown sugar, candy sugar, sweet oak, sweetness coating your mouth, nicely warming, cinnamon. Body is not particularly thick but works well-enough. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a very small tan head. Nose is very complex, with notes of dark dried fruits, caramel, treacle toffee, lots of bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is just as amazingly complex, with loads of elegant bourbon barrels, caramel, treacle toffee, dark dried fruits, and brown sugar. Sweet, but no where close to cloying. Incredibly complex and elegant. What an outstanding sipper.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxifunk777 (27) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
The smell is complex sweet full of bourbon caramel toffee & malt. The taste is complex as well sweet but not overly so full of bourbon, caramel, & toffee just a great experience. One the best mouthfuls i’ve personally encountered. This is a fantastic beer that should be enjoyed by all beer lovers. Firestone Walker’s best IMHO!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
anderson01 (261) - Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Dark ruby red in color. Thin head but seems to hold. Lacing is okay. Strong aroma of cherries. There is some floral notes also. All of a sudden i smell vanilla. Very rich, creamy texture. The finish is very sweet and easy on the palate. Its also a bit salty. Alcohol is hidden very well. I cannot find anything to say bad about this beer. This reminds me of the 14th anniversary beer but better i think. This is by far one of my top beers i have rated thus far. I am glad i bought 2 bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Clear dark molasses-y brown with no head. Big sticky nose of brown sugar and rich figs and plums. Rich and sticky. Big rich flavor as well with a load of dark caramel, oak, vanilla char, a light bit of cocoa and brown sugar, rich plums and raisins...just superb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
On tap at FW a dark brownish black with a thick tan head. Aroma molasses ever slight funk so incredible! Flavor is way over the top smooth. Sweetly dark fruited with incredible richness. Boozy. Balanced. Just beautifully done. Everything I dreamed of in a Belgium Quad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (2023) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml boxed bomber, thanks brenn79. Aroma consists of coconut, caramel, earth. Pours dark brown with red edges with a one finger beige head that falls fairly quick. Taste is sweet and savory, very fine. Fairly low carbonation, syrupy texture, full-bodied. Doesn’t seem as complex as other components in the FW Anniversary blends, but it’s still so good. Delicious liquid candy.

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