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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at FOBAB. Served in my FOBAB taster glass. A: Pours a semi clear brown color with a tan head forming on the pour. Nice retention on the head, it recedes slowly to a thick ring and leaves nice splotches of lace. S: Dark fruits, caramel and some light baker’s chocolate. The barrel is there faintly with some light bourbon and oak. T: Light bourbon and some heat up front. Sweet honey, dark fruits and toffee all present. There is a spicy hop flavor as well that seems to creep up and recedes at different spots during each sip. M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. O: I thought this was solid overall. There was a little too much heat from the booze for me even at 12%. The beer did get better as warmed up so I’d suggest waiting a touch before consuming given the opportunity. Serving type: on-tap


4.2
mrjez (674) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle, 2017 vintage, 12.5%. Pours dark brown with cola highlights, low beige head, minimal lacing. Barrel-forward aroma, oak, coconut, melded with brown sugar, toffee, dates. Flavour brings similar sticky date pudding feel, toasted coconut. Full body, lands on the tongue heavily mid palate, tongue coating, lingering barrel notes and warmth. I would’ve liked a bit more quad character to come through, the barrel notes perhaps were more prominent, but an excellent beer overall.

3.9
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Sweet molasses and rain bread, brown sugar, a little toasted coconut, and a balanced finish. Super drinkable.

3.9
AndySnow (8108) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2017
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2017.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, raisin, alcohol, vinous, fruit.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, caramel, raisin, vinous, alcohol.

4.4
Perfectly () - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 5, 2017
Very nice beer. I've been moved by parabola, and now it's time to be moved by stickee monkee

4.2
Sarpa (1649) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2017 Bottle @ Tapas bar Inez. Pours dark ruby red, small beige head. Wood, toffee, caramel in the aroma. Wood, toasted malts, toffee, brown sugar,ripe fruits in the flavor.

3.8
BlackHaddock (7672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2017
Boxed 355ml bottle (2017 version and 12.5%). Drank at the October Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting. Thin beige head, dark brown body. Barley Wine like in looks, aroma and taste: sweet, fruity and malty. Rich and interesting, liked it.

3.7
gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Brown. Alot of brown sugar and candy. Nice. Boozy. Tasted at TWCP w carter.

4.4
zoucrew102 (2104) - - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle, 2017 vintage. Rich molasses aroma with sweet brown sugar, dark fruit, leather, tobacco and oak. Pours dark caramel colored with a thin tan head that has little retention and some lacing. Starts with rich molasses, brown sugar and dark fruit sweetness with a full body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes extremely smooth with leather, tobacco and oak flavors with a bit of warming booze at the end. Wonderful stuff.

4.3
MrTipple (6446) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Sweet chocolate, caramel, dark molasses. Clear, dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, caramel, molasses, more chocolate, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful ASA, rich, complex and well-balanced. Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, Canada Water.

3.9
minutemat (6045) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
355ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Oct 17. Pours dark brown, extremely thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel / toffee / syrup. Taste is slick, moderately sweet with smooth candy sugar, toffee, brown sugar, with a rich barley wine-like sweetness and some bourbon notes. Complex, layered, interesting American Strong Ale. Probably would've gone well with a cigar, and I don't even like cigars. This beer would probably turn me onto cigars.


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