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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.

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4.4
mzaar (3907) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2018
Flaska (version 2017). Mörkbrun med ett ljusbeige skum. Dofter av karamell, torkad frukt, marsipan, vanilj och trä. Mycket, mycket inbjudande. Smakinslag av karamell, choklad, vanilj, trä, marsipan och sirap. Fyllig kropp. Värmande alkohol. Väldigt bra.

3.9
ClarkVV (7294) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2018
2015 bomber drunk 12/9/17.
Dark amber, clear. No head.
Rich waves of toffee in the nose, buttery and smooth with raisin-vanilla notes, as well. Alcohol is neither sharp nor very present. Probably wouldn't pick it out as Belgian from the nose, but regardless, the malt is done very nicely and the barrel has obviously contributed an even, mild character to the richness without any toast or other sharp/dominant notes.
Very smooth, sweet, soft in the mouth with chocolate, toffee, caramel and vanilla. Very little barrel character, to be honest and no astringency, sharp wood or booze. Very barleywine-esque and as noted in the nose, not terribly Belgian. Some light clove and fruit character is about the extent of it. Still, it's aged very nicely and has a rounded, flavorful character to it overall. Low, engaging carbonation and a soft, malty texture.

3.5
Turtles (3308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2018
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2017. Very sweet and malty aroma, sticky dried fruit, caramel, toffee, woody and warming booze. Sweet, soft, full bodied and warming mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Taste is also sweet and sticky, toffee, dried fruits, earthy and brown sugar. Long warming finish.

4.3
GarageBrewer80 (824) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2018 Flaska från SB. Svart kulör med brun skumkrona. Doft av bourbon- fat, torkade frukter, portvin, kola, pumpa och brännt socker. Söt, kladdig och varm munkänsla. Smak av mörk knäck, sirap, rostad malt, torkad frukt, bourbon- fat, marsipan, portvin, smörkola, fikon, granskott och brännt socker.

3.4
FatPhil (17745) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2018
Tap (OlutExpo 2017, Helsinki) (7:4:7:3:13=3.4)
Sweet toffee aroma, some sweet bourbon barrel too. Flat, slick palate. Toffee sweetness in the taste. Finish very warming from the alcohol. Too sweet by far, and definitely too boozy. At 8%, this would have been much better. Another victim of the oh-so-prevalent "some is good; therefore, more is better" disease.

4.6
KevinReddirt (282) - Midland, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2018
The best American quadrupel? Many people think so, I am here now to find out. This 2017 vintage 12 oz bottle was located at a nice liquor store in Santa Fe, NM several months ago, pricey as I recall. Finally it is time to pull it out and give it a go. I lift the cap (Lions, Bears, and Beers it says) and pour into my fave glass, a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. A dark brown-red body and a wispy light tan rim of foam around the glass. Intriguing nose, raisins, hard Christmas candy, dates. Enough of that, I need to drink. Wow, extraordinary. More of the dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, dough. Lightly bitter following. Comparable to Rochefort 10 but lacking the spiciness. The 12.5% abv speaks but is not beating me in the side of the head. Well worth the wait. USA, USA.

3.8
Torrefacto (1833) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2018
Fruta confitada, anís, fondo achocolatado, melaza. Densa, melosa con final seco.

4.3
RRistow12 (1016) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Tasted from 2015 bottle. Pours dark brown with light tan head that is thin and fades quickly. Aroma is toffee, bourbon m, maple, brown sugar. Thick sticky and chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel, toffee, molasses, nutty, bourbon, vanilla. Complex very nice quad. Definitely one of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
pictoman (1283) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2018
Poured from 650mL bottle [No. 003 - 2016 vintage - 11.6% ABV]. Clear dark amber brown with beige head. Caramel malt with lots of dried fruits, a little bourbon in the background, alcohol is mild, I aged this for about a year and I think it may have actually hurt it a bit. It still tasted good, but had a slightly flat quality about it that I can't put my finger on.

3.8
JDBaker11058 (2522) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Vintage 2015, abv listed as 12.5 percent. Syrupy dark ruby brown pour, no head. Super sweet, aroma and taste of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, prunes, cherries, treacle, bourbon, and vanilla. Sweet finish, not boozy. A sipper. Bottle from Sarah for Beerdvent back in 2015, aged 2 years.


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