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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Coconut, vanilla, oak, and sweet date on the nose. Thick without being viscous with some alcohol heat coming late. Coconut, oak, and sweet date flavors. Some chocolate toward the finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (70) - - AUG 17, 2016
Only the second Belgian quad I have ever had, but man, what an impression. I get to the hint of coconut amongst the layers of syrupy/candy sweetness in the candi sugar and brown sugar. A pleasant alcoholic warming effect on its way down.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016
The fact is a great beer this is .. Rich .. Rich .. Abv is perfect and valuable .. Mouth is a caramel bear spraying .. Booze is very well done .. Itís a delight. I need glasses so I donít beat my children. If I had them my punches would connect better and there wouldnít be so many people "talking"

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5454) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Pours deep mahogany into a trappist glass. Tan head with little retention quickly recedes to hug rim. Sweet molasses and bourbon aromas. Thick with dark molasses covered pit fruit and tobacco upfront turning to hot coconut in the lasting sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (815) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
650ml bottle, 2016 vintage. (11.6% ABV) Pours a clear dark ruby-brown with a thin, tan head that dissipates to an outer ring leaving spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit, bourbon, molasses, oak, vanilla and coconut. Sweet flavour of molasses, brown sugar, dried fruit, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, oak and tobacco with a bourbon warming finish. Full body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Lots of complexity. Excellent... a world class ASA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (160) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Fantastic! A well rounded blend with brown sugar, Coca Cola like attributes in appeance and aroma. Bourbon on the backend. Slight warming carbonation. 2016 vintage.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryecatcher (1337) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bomber. Dark brown pour, almost opaque, thin off-white head. Nose is malty and sweet (it smells like a chocolate malt more than a beer). Mouth is medium-full, oily and sweet, malted milk balls, chocolate, brown sugar, a touch of barrel and ABV warmth. It was hot and muggy so I shared this (was more of a cheap watery lager night weather wise), but I had a hard time finishing this. Iíve had several of these limited BA editions from FW and while Iíve really enjoyed a few of them, this one was a serious disappointment. They claim this was suppose to be a Quad, instead they made a milkshake. Wayyy too sweet and wayyy overpriced. Donít believe the star-struck hype.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2876) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Clear ruby pour with a thin beige head .... Aroma of brown sugar, candi sugar, dark fruity yeast think plum .... Taste is of coconut, brown sugar, candi sugar, dark fruity yeast, tobacco and molasses.... Has some boozy spirit flavors .... roasted and caramel malts .... Finish is malty with mixed coconut and booze .... Dark fruity yeast lingers as well .... Has smooth qualities and a nice malty mouthfeel ... Considering the abv itís hidden well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (1151) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Bomber. Clear ruby brown with a small tan head that lasts in a ring and laces. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, coconut, wood, plum, raisin. Flavor is bourbon, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, plum, raisin, light coconut, and wood. Medium plus bodied, smooth and oily with a slightly dry and hot end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Malt Sweet complex smoking maple syrup Carmel barrel complexity sweet whiskey notes


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