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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1569) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Well godsdamn...lucky enough to get this on tap a week ago at The Bier Stein in Eugene. Big molasses and coconut nose, sweet sugar malts as well. Flavors are rich dark fruit, molasses, hints of coconut husk, and bits of toast. Finish has more sweetness than anything else, but lingers with a beautiful hint of booze. Yummy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark brown with no foam but plenty of carbonation. Excellent variety and depth of character. Vanilla, oak, dark fruits, alcohol, licorice, brown sugar, and more I canít describe. Definitely a Belgian even though itís listed as a Strong Ale on this site. Sweet and spicy. Needs a little more time to mellow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (170) - Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pour from 750mL bottle. Pours a dark brownish black with very little head. Aroma smells of slight booze, licorice, fruits, vanilla and sugar. Taste is licorice as advertised, some fruit, a TON of vanilla, some booze again. Palate dances between licorice, fruits, sugars, vanilla, booze and more licorice with a nice sugary finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersighted (86) - - JUL 5, 2014
This 2014 vintage quad is as advertised. Sweet hints of plums and boysenberry coat the palate. Herbal undertones compliment the sweetness well and balance this beer nicely. Easy drinking for an ale of this abv. Could stand to age a bit more to mellow the sugar smack.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (778) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
A very nice, but quite intense beer. Pours a beautiful black with a hint of red. Smells boozy, with some bourbon and blackberry jam. Taste is creamy, with some port or sherry, and anise. Lots of sweetness left on the tongue. Had on tap at Hopmonk.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (459) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Dark brown hue with creamy tan head that dissipated to a thick ring. Aroma is caramel, molasses, raisins, banana, prunes, leather, floral esters, ethanol. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with slight astringent following and ethanol finish. Overall this us a great brew!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leveejr (78) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown with minimal carb. Smells of burnt sugar, slight bourbon, caramel. Taste is sweet but rounded out by bourbon and cut by the barrel finishes with burnt marshmallow flavor. Excellent beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2567) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained, fizzy, beige head over a clear brown (SRM 25) body....nose is heavy dried fruits with plum, raisin, light molasses, tobacco, dust, minimal hops, malts and sugar dominant.....taste is sweet, with brown sugar, light molasses, hints of treacle, dried fruits including raisin, prune, hints of tobacco, cocoanut, light vanilla, barely detectable hop bitterness, balance to the malts and sugars.....mouth feel, body light, but 13.4% ABV will do that, alcohol burn (not fusel) present, sticky (no surprise with all the sugar), carbonation adds light tingle. This is a very, very sweet highly alcoholic (which increases sweetness) beer. It needs long aging time to begin to approach any sort of balance beyond simple sweetness. As it is tasted now, it is too immature to do it justice. They really should have aged it in neutral (glass, steel) containers for a year or two, charged more and had a better outcome. BJCP 9/2/12/4/6

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Holy schnikey. This is among the richest beers Iíve ever had. Thick with licorice, licorice and more licorice. Silky smooth, sweet to a fault, with a big evident alcohol kick. Be careful with an open flame. Wow. (#5567, 7/1/2014)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2322) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Dark, dark amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is vanilla, oak, caramel, sugar, some darker fruit. Full bodied, sticky, sweet. This is not a quad and is correctly categorized.


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