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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


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4
   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 bakerís 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 Iíd suggest waiting a touch before consuming given the opportunity. Serving type: on-tap


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark brown/ruby with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, dark fruit, sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and oak. Finish is sweet and boozy with some added notes of leather and molasses.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (925) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again! Dark brown pour with ruby tones and a brown head. Aromas of oak, dates, brown sugar, bourbon, and figs. Wow this smells epic. Flavor is sweet dark fruits with bourbon and oak. Finish is a little warm from the abv but I bet cellaring this one for a year or two would mellow it out nicely. Very complex and delicious. Firestone doesnít make a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9431) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at Maxís. Pours clear black with ruby highlights and a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar, dates, figs and prunes with cookie malt and spicy alcohol. Flavor is sweet, nearly cloying, malt with dark candied fruits, brown sugar, molasses, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle shared by David. Thanks brother! This was a nice surprise in a style I rarely enjoy much these days. This beer is big and sweet, usually things I hate, but this particular gem is super complex and well put together so the sweetness and booziness do not dictate the beer. Tons of caramelized sugar, light vanilla, cream, very creme brulet like at times. Also get notes of banana split. Light coconut cream, oak, coffee cake. Yummers. One of the best flavors Iíve had in a beer in a while. This is a sweet beer I can get into. Not really a quad at all, but I donít give a shit.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (653) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2014 vintage. 22 oz bomber into a tulip. Pours a dark red/brown with a some large edging of light khaki foam. Nose is all kinds of dark fruits and bourbon. Raisins, toffee, caramel, vanilla, charred oak, plums, baking spices, and some booze warmth. Taste is similar. Very much like an english barleywine; dark fruits soaked in bourbon and brown sugar. Sweet and spicy with some fusel heat. Very delicious and different enough from Sucaba to stand out. This is much more brown sugar forward. Smooth and coating mouth feel with enough carbonation. Really delicious beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (733) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Clear dark mohogany pour with small beige bubbles for a head. Aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla , bourbon, ripe fruits and chocolate. Taste of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, black licorice, plums and figs. Full bodied, lower carbonation, alcohol burn until it warmed to room temperature. Long lasting licorice and bourbon aftertaste. Good beer just slightly too chewy and boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (884) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG14 Black currant, rye, malt, and caramel. Dark reddish brown with a thin off white head. Taste is vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (808) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown, big Brown sugar and molasses. Very sweet, not cloying at all. Fantastic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2997) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Rich caramel, toffee, dark sugars and chocolate notes. Dark caramel with a small beige head. Tastes just like it smells with some coconut and rich sugar notes. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (560) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Dark brown quad like pour, aroma of brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, oak, malty sweetness Taste is sweet up front, oak, vanilla, rich smooth finish. Very good.


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