Gluepot (632) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
A super new age quad. A dense redish mahogany body with an active off white head. The nose is engaging, with toffee, cherries, dark berries and a touch of citrus hops. Sweet, easy drinking bourbon leads the taste profile. Not harsh at all. Rich toffee, biscuit malt, candied fruit, cherries and a touch of citrus hops create a rich smooth but still lively blend. A hint of sourness and yeast add to the complexity. Barrel aging that is not overdone. Good one. robinvboyer (4611) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
750ml corked and caged. Dark, hazy brown pour, with a small beige head. Incoming!!!!!!! We have a barrel bomb!!! Whoa, the nose on this is all barrel. Massive notes of Bourbon, wood, vanilla and itís very very boozy. As it warms more fruit comes through, but man this is woody, and earthy, and loaded with sweet Bourbon barrel notes. Carb is nice, mouth feel is solid. Finish is slightly astringent, medium butter finish, boozy, and fruit with mkr huge barrel notes..if barrel bombs are your thing this is for you.. This is one of the more barrel forward beers Iíve ever tasted. But the base quad is much too lost for my tastes, I can barely tell what the base beer is. Good, not great. edgallow (4165) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, dried fruit, wood and bourbon. Taste is complex with bourbon, toffee and some fruity notes. rubyroo (146) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
Heavy aroma of bourbon and booze. Light notes of cherry and vanilla. Taste follows with oak tannin, raisin, plum. Palate is medium-thick, with a slightly tannic finish and some heat. Overall- quite well done, good balance of flavour. Most bourbon-forward beer I have ever tasted. nearbeer (5372) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2017
12 oz. bottled 11/10/2016. Mostly clear chestnut body has a big spongy foam above. Nose is brown sugar, whiskey, vanilla and orange zest. Tastes of whiskey, toffee, earthy vanilla and plum. A slight peppery tingle that may be citrus zest. Bits of chocolate cherry and oak in the long finish. Medium-heavy body has a nice balance and a pleasant medium carbonation.
DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
Well here is a beer both humble and great - the quad aspect isnít overpowering, and so it supports the bourbon booze and barrel oak very well. Pouring the 2015 bottle into a cheap clear wine glass (who with big hands really needs snifters?) this exudes power and finesse. Figgy dried fruits and fruit cake, bread, caramel corn, just a hit of dry ethanol nothing too harsh. Wow Iím drinking this room temp. Good body and light finishing bitterness, maybe slightly cool would be better. * edit * slightly cooled IS better, enhancing the delicate crispness and still showing the vanilla and toffee. Hard time detecting cherry, but its in the structure. This is honestly as good as wines many time the price. migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2017
A very fine brew indeed. Makes me wonder if Duvel/Moortgat make anything better in Belgium! Aroma is sweet and fruity, color in bright winter light is ruby red. Yeasty, very fruity with plum and cherries predominating and the alcohol is quite obvious. Good viscous body, great mouthfeel, almost like a heavenly sherry or port. Mildly sweet and very strong, itís wonderful to have one but I wouldnít like to follow it with another, however. Excellent brew. Freaky_tiki (1221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. 2015 vintage. Poured into Trappist glass. Deep foggy red body with a very slight sliver of foam across the surface. Fantastic first sip. Rich toffee, dried dates, brown sugar, green wood. Very interesting use of the barrel. Perhaps the blending avoids some of the pitfalls of bourbon barrel aging. Booze isnít mostly stealthy which is surprising given that its tweaked up to 11.8%. Very worthy. Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Pours a cloudy, dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, lemons, and dark fruits. The bourbon doesnít come as strong on the flavor but still present. Lemon and dark fruits are strong with some warming on the finish. ametras (1583) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2017
750ml bottle. Murky copper with a foamy beige head. Flavors are toffee, bourbon, cherry, barley sugar and alcohol with spicy and woodsy notes. Full body, soft to moderate carbonation, oily texture.