RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (1008) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2016
Drank at the BBQ in Waalwijk 10-7-16. Awesome quad. Very thick and rich. Lots of bourbon in the taste, very rich sweetness. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4794) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Picked up this bomber a year ago. Split 2 ways at fridge temp.

A - Pour is a dark brown but looks pretty much like molasses in the glass. 2 finger tan head that faded to a thin line.

S - The aroma is really nice. Vanilla, molasses, syrup, ginger, honey, coconut and spices.

T - Well Firestone Walkers barrel program continues to impress. Its thin at first but then this bouquet of flavors erupt. Vanilla, coconut, woody undertones with sweet toffee, chocolate, tootsie roll and pie crust. its sweet, not cloying and the ABV is so well hidden. No way this is a 13% beer.

M - Thin up front, dense finish with a very mild carbonation

O - Exceptional beer. Wish I had enough to age for a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3447) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle, 2015 vintage. Very dark brown pour with a slight ring of tan head. Wonderful aroma of sweet Belgian quad, fruity yeast and brown sugar... complimented by the barrel treatment. Lots of bourbon barrel taste, but very mellow and smooth. Only faint quad elements remain... super smooth and rich sweet bourbon and molasses flavors. Decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (5178) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
(Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee) Bottle 650 ml at home, vintage 2015. Served into a snifter, ABV 12.5% Dark brown colour on the body, one full finger of thin, beige head on top, with average retention. Nice aroma with lots of dark fruits and malts, a hint of caramel, toffee, some spices even, plums, molasses. Very sweet taste, almost cloying, with caramel, toffee, red and dark fruits, plums, notable alcohol, hints of chocolate, toasted malts, wood, dates. Thick body with good carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at Meridian Pints 6th Anniversary pours a murky, sticky brown with some clumpy, white head. Nose is cool, plenty of spice, clove and anise, booze, vanilla, caramel, heavy malt, nougat. Flavor is all the same, chewy nougat and brown sugar, caramel, malt, vanilla, whiskey, wood pulp, clove, anise, some pepper too. Sticky finish. Solid.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gattullo (12) - - JUL 4, 2016
Caramel, toffee, bourbon and chocolate notes all over this. Strong aromas. Sweet tasting, very little head when poured. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebastokrator (93) - - JUL 2, 2016
2016 batch. Pours dark brown with a fair bit of a quickly evaporating tan head. Smells sweet, with notes of molasses, fig, raisin, plum, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is sweet, with lots of chocolate, dates, fig, toffee, and leather. Feels very smooth, lightly carbonated. This is far more reminiscent of a barleywine than a quad but its still really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robfohl1 (19) - San Jose, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Purchased at Bevmo, Sunnyvale, Ca. Its good.. The sugar is there definitely ... But its not overbearing.. A little molasses , alcohol well hidden, a tasteful treat, well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (371) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2016
22oz bottle to a snifter. Pour is a nice dark brown color, think khaki head. Nose is huge banana, resin, more light fruit, malt. Taste is medium-heavy body, sweet with some tartness as well. Finished so clean. Amazing beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (808) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2016
2016 vintage. Dark reddish brown, with a thick, but rapidly dissipating head, and no lace.
Lots of things going on in the aroma; dark fruits, raisin, molasses, oak, leather, brown sugar. Flavor was not quite as complex, but still tasty. Oak up front, then sweet rum soaked raisin, candi sugar, molasses, leather. A little boozy heat. Sweet and sticky, but has some oaky dryness on the finish.

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