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RATINGS: 183   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.


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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 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits. I found the alcohol content to be well hidden.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4135) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (274) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (568) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Deep Brown with off white head. Aroma: lots of barrel character with sweet dark fruits and sugar. Oaky and vanilla. Complex. Taste: plenty of barrel character, sweet, raisins, caramel, some booze! Really solid stuff. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (51) - - OCT 17, 2014
Drucken på ölmässan, Nacka strand. Lite väl mycket av allt, kort sagt. Hög klass, men väl söt och allmänt belgiska toner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Justin. Poured into snifter. Deep Brown with red highlights. Minimal off white head. Nose is boozy with caramel and toffee. Taste is very sweet and sugary with a moderate vanilla character. Leaves sugar on your lips and a slight warming in your chest, but damn is that 13.4% smooth. light fruitiness as it warms. Much velvet, so smooth

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the End of History tasting. Aroma is brown sugar, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. Pours beep brown and slightly flat with a nice brown lacing. Taste is heavenly: vanilla, molasses, fudge, dates, bourbon, and toffee. Mouthfeel is nice and malty with a sweet sticky ending. Nothing too sweet or sticky but certainly a treat. Just perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1731) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Sticky indeed. Thick and syrupy in a good way. Bourbon, molasses, dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at World of Beer. Appearance: slight white head, clear, dark brown color. Aroma: raisins, molasses, heavy cereal. Palate: full body, light alcohol burn, oily texture, soft carbonation. Taste: heavy sweet raisins and malt. Overall, amazing beer! The alcohol is well hidden for the percentage, but it is still there enough to give a kick, love the malty smoothness of this beer. Amazing.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from SJ. Sampled with Dennis Bell. Beautiful notes of brown sugar, bread, candy, wood, dark fruit / raisin, and toast. The finish was sweet, but not overly, smooth enough to hide the high alcohol content. Left my palate with an Earthy, cigar and chocolate flavor. Excellent The only area that needed a boost was the aroma.


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