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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


Treebs' rating

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


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (441) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Malty bourbony smell. Taste is malt, bourbon, booze, and brown sugar. Mild booze heat, medium body, and some foam.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiquorHound (24) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted from tap: Nose - light chocolate malt and cognac-like fruits. Taste - medium (to slightly above) mouthfeel. The milk chocolate and dried fruit flavors dominate with a tingle on the tongue right up front (like grape skins). After mid palate a malty caramel becomes noticeable and linger long into the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1046) - , Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
draft at Meddlesome Moth. This style has a wide range of beers this was like non other. Taste was sugars up front - not just sweetness but sugarS...some alcohol and I did get some tobacco at the end - a sipper. less of a beer and more of a drink...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3460) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
EBF 2015. Une bière brune, légère mousse beige. Un nez bien constitué avec du caramel, de chocolat et ce qui semblait être de la noix de coco. Une bouche sucrée mais pas trop, du caramel. Cette bière porte bien son nom, elle colle au palais et ce n’est pas un défaut.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (1586) - NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
Shared bottle by a friend. 2014 version. Happy to try this one! Poured a darker Brown colour with a non lasting off head. Aroma of dry roasted malts, vanilla, walnuts, butterscotch, oak, plums, caramel, toffee, lots of sugary sweetness, sweet bourbon, this is very enjoyable. The barrel ageing is coming along so Well! Very Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (616) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is lots of toffee and brown sugar, sharply boozy, a touch of dark fruit and bread. Flavour is tons of toffee, almost buttery, some molasses and brown sugar, a slight boozy edge. Wow, very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3557) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Sample @ EBF.

Appearance: Hazy brown with a small bubbly brown head and little lacing.

Aroma: Heavy. Syrup, caramel, bourbon, rich (barley wine-ish), vanilla, and quite a lot of oak.

Taste: Quite sweet. Vanilla and oak forward, bourbon, toasted malts, spices, fruity notes (figs, raisins).

Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Residual sugars. Oak/vanilla finish. Warming.

Overall: Heavy. Tasty, but hard to drink even as a sipper. Lack a bit of balance. Very oaky. Barrel treatment is too present for my liking.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3632) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Liquide qui est dans les teintes de brun. La mousse disparaît. J’aime ce genre de nez. Assez riche, chocolaté, caramel, fruits, barrique, des fruits foncés. De la noix de coco? En bouche, c’est un régal. Nut brown ale boostée. Encore du carramel et du chocolat à la noix de coco. Fruité vanillé. Chêne. Quad, impy stout, brown ale. Une affaire qui semble aller dans tous les sens mais qui marche en maudit. C’est bon et ce n’est jamais trop chaud. Finale pour empêcher de tomber dans la crise sucrée.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daleharshman (965) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Catching up on notes. Tap at Plan 9 Alehouse in Escondido on July 9, 2014 for a Firestone Walker keep-the-glass night. Pours brown with a decent layer of tan head. AROMA of rich caramel, vanilla, sticky oaky bourbon, campfire marshmallows, leathery toasted malts, and port-soaked raisins and plums. FLAVOR is just super rich with bourbon, coconut, remnants of Belgian yeast, sticky dark fruit, port wine, molasses, and brown sugar. Fairly sweet indeed but still far from cloying. The giant ABV is very well concealed. Absolutely delicious stuff. (225, 955)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6550) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Sampled at City Beer San Francisco thanks to a kind soul. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel, Belgian candi sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, dark fruit, raisins, bourbon, tobacco, full bodied, I would like another shot at this.


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