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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Once a year we brew our special Quadrupel ale and age it in freshly drained bourbon barrels. The beer disappears into the shadows for a full year of cellaring. This year’s brew becomes the next year’s release. Something magical happens to this beer during its long contact with the wood. The alcohol content of the beer pulls the bourbon, vanilla, & charred oak notes out of the barrels and melds it with the caramel richness of the quad. Enjoy with friends!

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4.6
piraat83 (44) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2018 2017 Edition poured from can. Pours caramel color very thin quickly dissipating white head. Subtle vanilla sweetness, with strong but not too boozy. Okay and warm, but not really toasty. Very nice well balanced quad. Amazingly smooth and drinkable for something that is 11%.

3.8
flatmatt (1633) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2018
16 oz can. Pours a clear deep brown with an off-white head. Ripe dark fruit aroma. Raisin and molasses flavors, red apple, bourbon working in with some vanilla flavor. Pretty tasty, really, but very sweet.

3.6
VastActiv (8081) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2018
Tap at EBF, Boston. Color is clear light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Ripe fruits, dry fruits, some hints of alcohol, bourbon and malt.

3.2
JStax (7392) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2018
16 ounce can shared at the Expedition Stout Tasting. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of creamy foam. Aroma is dusty caramel and wood. Boozy and sweet in the taste. A bit brash. Big body and moderate carbonation.

4.7
barrelagedluv (89) - Pittsburg, California, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Tall boy can has great design. Pours a copper color with a loose foam with tiny intermittent fizz. Scents of candy apple and dates. Taste is sweet like a fine Spanish brandy, yeasty and malty like leavened bread. Finish is Devine, boozy and woody. Vanilla and bourbon are prominent. Definitely the most outstanding BB quad I’ve tasted, and perhaps having the best name. No wonder Tavour only allowed 2 cans per member, this is liquid gold. Cheers Vivant Brewing!

3.9
Quick3Beers (1557) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Pours a nice black from a can, thick light tan head. Aroma is rich on the bourbon vanilla and oak, similar flavor, just a really good BBA beer.

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2930) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Clear slightly darker reddish color with a white head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, darker fruit, yeast, raisin, plum. Full bodied, alcoholic, vanilla/bourbon with raisins and dates dominate. Somewhat sugary but still fairly well balanced but a tad too hot.

3.5
AdamChandler (5225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2017
brown with red hues, small head fades quickly. smells like a sweet irish cream with coconut. Very thick syrupy mouthfeel, almost no carb, coconut, vanilla, almost a porter flavor with a lot of sweet aftertaste

4.2
Hopper8 (279) - Holland, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Very high quality beer. Nice aroma of Bourbon and deepfruit. Caramel syrupyness combines well with the dried fruit flavors. Good beer.

4
SG111 (2165) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2017 Canned 12/16. Pours deep clear mahogany ruby color, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fig, plum, dark cherry, chocolate, vanilla, toffee, dark fruit, slight toasted coconut, maybe a spot of oak, Belgian spice, presence that sort of sets this apart from a BBA Barleywine. Flavor is bourbon, fig, toffee, cherry, plum, very sweet, some chocolate, syrupy (consistency and also kinda taste). Very good. Maybe a little too sweet is it?s only downfall.


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