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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle shared at Struise shop Brugge. Dark brown with a ring off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, oak and sweet overripe dark fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bomber 2014 vintage poured a clear redfish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of toffee, fruitiness, bourbon, light molasses and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, bourbon, dried fruit, light oak and a hint of molasses with a smooth lingering bourbon toffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6361) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Deep amber pour. Small head. Aroma is pretty rich and toasty. Generous caramel. Molasses. Charred grains. Full, fat body. A bit of oaky booziness. Hot, but not difficult to drink. Generally sweet. Oily. Good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoGosmer (3) - - JAN 22, 2016 does not count
One of the best beers I've ever had. The balance between sweetness, complexity and barrel aging is exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2433) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Deep brown with off white head. Super sweet syrup and walnut with a touch of alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elbernays (1050) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle shared from McHughs. Pours strong tea brown. Leather, toffee, Apple, molasses, oak, chocolate, caramel, rum, tannin, spice. Flavour is sticky toffee, caramel, wood, oak. Alcohol warmth on finish. Sticky dessert raisin rum finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, oak and sweet caramel toffee. Taste has dark fruits, plums, raisins, bourbon, dark sugar, vanilla, wood and alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Tap at barrelworks, buellton. Dark brown color, smooth head. Rich sweet and roasty nose, chocolate and coffee. Some toffee notes. Sweet body, licorice, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Balanced and rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle, little head faded completely, dark brown beer. Aroma raisin, molasses, dark malts, cookies, spice, vanilla. Taste is sweet raisin, brown sugar, dried tart cherries, vanilla, hint of oak, touch of whiskey. Palate is quite rich, but not syrupy, carbonation moderate. Overall this is a big, sweetish beer, but nice on a winter holiday night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepatrickman (239) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2015
From notes at the Earth Eagle Members’ Party (10/20/2015). A beautiful mixture of full-bodied malt flavor and a lot of bourbon oak from the barrel. It tastes closer to a barleywine than a Quad, but the flavor is complex with sweet notes of toffee and dark fruits mixing with leather, wood, and whiskey. Lots of barrel aged flavor on this one, but it is nearly perfectly executed.

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