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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4251) - 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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (4512) - 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 (367) - 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 (1760) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lukaduke (2360) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Ontape ! Pours a deep mahogany with two fingers of khaki foam that fizzles out rather quickly. The nose is beautiful with great bourbon influence, rich toffee, sweet vanilla, cola, dark fruit and just pure pleasure ! The palate follows with pure deliciousness that matches the nose with a nice balance of sweetness and booze with the addition of some rustic leather and earthiness that has depth and nuances of vanilla, anise, date, coconut, caramel, kola nut all rounded out with perfect amount of nutty bourbon that lingers. WOW ! More please !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EtTuCthulhu (1124) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2014
This beer pours a very opaque brown color--so much so that no light penetrates through even shallow pours--and there is no head, only the smallest of light tan rings around the edge. The aroma blends molasses, brown sugar, oak, roasted malts, fig raisin, caramel malts, and a hint of malts; the taste is such an indulgence due to the high sweetness blended well with a mild umami, slight sourness, and a touch of booze flavor, the final of which continues and warms through the finish with a hearty malt flavor alongside it. The palate fuses a oily texture, medium-full body, and a nearly flat carbonation that dances alongside the alcohol warmth, and the mouthfeel only enhances the flavors this beer brings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (509) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Pours black with no head. Aroma is bourbon, malt, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is more bournon, great stuff. Maybe a bit too onedimensional but I love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (2296) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(Critique chaotique du extreme beer fest 2013): Entre une stout et un barleywine, chocolat liquide, très décadent. La vanille du baril explose mais se fait aussitot rattraper par les tannins, magistral.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9437) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (383) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Dark almost opaque brown with reddish edges. Nose is huge vanilla and coconut oakyness, brown sugar, bourbon. Flavor is same plus some light spicy/pepperyness, chocolate, honey, caramelized banana, toffee, and some dates/prunes/figs. Really pleasant amount of heat and fine carbo make for a good mouthfeel.

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