RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
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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4
   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 bakers 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 Id suggest waiting a touch before consuming given the opportunity. Serving type: on-tap


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (985) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2016
On tap at Elizabeth Station. Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma is bourbon notes, dark fruits, candy sweetness. Taste is dark fruits, candies, some boozy notes, high level of sweetness. Quite boozy stuff, oversweet, not very full-bodied, despite high alcohol content. Still good, though.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (1588) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 26, 2016
Dark mahogany color with tan head. Aroma is really complex with lots of caramel, fudge, bourbon, brown sugar and oak. Taste starts with caramel and brown sugar, a slight molasses note, bourbon and finishes slightly bitter. Medium body, quite sticky and syrupy, low carbonation. A really complex beer with nice dried fruits, bourbon and barrel character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (628) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Aroma: oaky, sweet and boozy; Appearance: black amber with thin white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose with good level of complexity; buttery with lots of molasses and sugar; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: intense and slightly cloying; very good but definitely not for every day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1714) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Dark mahogany pour with a cream colored head. Oily lacing. Aroma is sweet molasses, wood, bourbon, and dates. Taste is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dates, and wood. On the sweet side but not cloying. Some boozy warmth. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (915) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours an opaque murky reddish brown with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, figs, vanilla, peaty. Taste is of dark fruits, raisins, figs, hint of blackcurrant and liquorice, peaty, sweet bourbon finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4302) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, raisin and red fruit. Flavor of caramel, raisin, some coffee, booze, oak, red fruit and molasses. Great flavor bomb.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (1070) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that fades to an oily film on the top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace drip back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and banana. Taste is of malt, brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding, and bananas covered in caramel. Awesome flavors on this one. This beer has a good carbonation level with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. A very good barleywine with lots of complex aromas and flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
650ml 2016 bottle, pours a Dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Nose is lots of brown sugar, honey, raisins/dates. Mmmh a full bodied mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate. Flavour of raisins, honey, brown sugar. Yum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1713) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at the Venice taproom. Ruby to deep brown with a generous half-inch head, solid retention and terrific lacing. Strong resinous hops aromas with dark fruit and a tinge of caramelized sugars and burnt toast. Big hoppy flavors hit hard up front, supported by caramel, dark fruit and toffee notes, then the hops bitterness returns. Warming alcohol throughout. Medium body, well-carbonated, and a strong bitter finish. Terrific beer, and very intense. Not for the faint-hearted. Also bought a bottle to put away for a while.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (2007) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2016
On tap at Brewers Republic. Dark, opaque brown, with a medium, bubbly, tan head. Th aroma is brown sugar, overripe banana, coconut, almonds, caramel, and cardamom. Very sweet, with a nice little touch of bitterness and a hint of esters. Heavy body, creamy, spicy and sharp, with a lively and smooth feel. This is a wonderfully complex and smooth, if seriously strong, beer.


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