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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This dark rich ale is incredibly complex. Notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugar, toffee, raisins, and black pepper play against a sweet vanilla flavor from the oak and a round satiny finish from the hint of brandy left in the wood.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12951) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft at Max’s. hazy ruby maroon color, pretty much flat. Aroma of vanilla, prunes, plums. Taste is tawny port, dark winter fruit, vanilla. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1519) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
A really good beer, though not my personal taste. Very fruity and spicy with high quantity of oaky tannins. Sweet. Hard for me to drink more than a snifter, but good on those terms. I don’t really love quads but this one is quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8678) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Growler from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of tart plums, berries, dark fruits, spice, bread, dark chocolate, faint brandy. The taste is plums, berries, bread, spice, caramel, faint wood, warming brandy finish. Medium bodied. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5894) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Great Alaska Beer And Barley Wine Fest 2013. Clear dark amber color with tan foam. Big brandy, toffee, spicy yeast, dark fruit aromas. medium body. Sweet sharp caramel, pit fruits, wet wood, cognac, spicy yeast flavors--very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
On tap at Jupiter Sour Sunday. Pours dark brown with a reddish tint, a thin beige head and a brandy aroma. There is a sweet molassed flavor with a nice mellow finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Dark brown with a beige head. Lots of aromas of brown sugar and dried fruit with oak coming through as well. I much prefer this brew to the regular version. Just so much more complex and interesting. I wish they sold this in bottles I’d be interested to see how it matures. As far as I know, this brew is only available on tap. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Poured draught at Gingerman NYC. Pours dark, dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is of caramalized sugar and dark fruit and malt. Taste is carmalized sugar as well with a little vanilla and booziness but very smooth and balanced. I really enjoyed this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reberiii (346) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured from bottle. Deep, dark reddish pour. Boozy, but nicely so. Caramelly, almost syrup but not syrup sweet. Almond finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2019) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Very dark brownish; lacing, frothy tan head. Aroma of wood, dark fruit, cocoa, and toast. Taste is woody and moderately sweet (much easier to drink than most quads), with a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied; smooth carb; well masked alcohol despite a slight liquor flavor.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpugel19 (2) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
Nice kick in the teeth, a great finisher for a dinner. Thouroughly enjoyed drinking this beer. Made me sleepy.


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