Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.

Treebs' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass. A: Pours a semi clear brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention on the head, it recedes slowly to a thick ring and leaves nice splotches of lace. S: Dark fruits, caramel and some light baker’s chocolate. The barrel is there faintly with some light bourbon and oak. T: Light bourbon and some heat up front. Sweet honey, dark fruits and toffee all present. There is a spicy hop flavor as well that seems to creep up and recedes at different spots during each sip. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. O: I thought this was solid overall. There was a little too much heat from the booze for me even at 12%. The beer did get better as warmed up so I’d suggest waiting a touch before consuming given the opportunity. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma and flavor have a good bit of rum, brown sugar and toffee. Fairly boozy. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
echudy (87) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Strong scents of licorice and molasses. Nice dark color, very thick with a slight purple tint to it. Starting off cold it is very smooth with some great licorice flavors. Will see how it develops as it warms up. I wish I could have aged this for a while, but since I was traveling I had to drink it shortly after purchasing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2836) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle. Awesome aroma. Bananas, molasses, tobacco, butterscotch, figs, black cherry, vanilla and oak. Tastes moderately sweet. Dark fruit, banana, tobacco, vanilla, coconut, light boozy bourbon, caramel, and butterscotch. Medium to full body. Sticky mouthfeel. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, vanilla, and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2408) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Very dark brown mostly headless, deep caramel, grape nuts, molasses, sweet, a little heat, a little tack in the feel, still very very good

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadmasontx (5) - - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
2015 vintage - from bomber. Wonderful toffee flavor. Big and boozy; should be terrific in a year or two. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SetauketBrewer (68) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Delicious! Dark and very alcoholic though still balanced. Tastes of barrel and bourbon mingle perfectly with roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (3552) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
On tap last week at The Mayor Of Old Town. Lighter brown and clear appearance with a light brown head. Rich, malty aroma with notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, light coconut, candy sugar, leather, light molasses, toffee and light fruity esters. Similar flavor, adding a medium to heavy sweetness. Full body, with a smooth creamy feel. Rich and complex. Very niiiice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pours thick dark unclear amber with pretty much no head. Aroma is so beautiful like a toffee caramel bar and some sweet malts. The flavor brings big sweet raisins and snd rum and caramel with smooth spice like brown sugar as they did add it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
2015. Bottle to glass. Pours a mahogany brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is mild dark fruits, toffee, vanilla, malty. Flavor is delicious toffee, vanilla, touch of dark fruits. Very nice beer. Super smooth.

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