RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (1338) - Bled/SF, - FEB 25, 2017
RELEASE 2016; 11.6% abv.: Pours deep purple brown opaque, haze with long lasting beige creamy head. Aroma: intense malt notes which takes on toasted toffee, milk chocolate, rye bread, burnt sugar, molasses, clove, tobacco, dark fruit, resins like esters, vanillin, oak, bourbon...flavor is practically tge same. All ingrediends are perfectly incoporated in a great unit. Finish is slightly dry, body is thick, texture is velvetly, almost creamy, carbonation is moderate medium.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5216) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2017
22 ounce bottle into chalice; 2016 vintage, bottled on 4/19/2016. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and toasted oak; with lighter notes of banana, pepper, clove, chocolate, tobacco, leather, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, bourbon barrel, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, cherry, apple, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and toasted oak; with lighter notes of banana, pepper, clove, chocolate, tobacco, leather, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, toasted oak, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, bourbon barrel, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast/oak spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly drying from bourbon/oak spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky/grainy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a mild warmth lingering after the finish, with zero barrel booziness. Overall this is an outstanding barrel aged Quadrupel style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, bourbon barrel, and dark/bready malt sweetness; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Awesome barrel balance/integration with the base beer; and well rounded yeast/malt complexity. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1105) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2017
A: Deep dark brown coloured with a offwhite lacing N: Coffee, caramel T: Caramel, hint of figs, caramel O: Sweet and thick!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1605) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 On Tap at Station House, Forest Hills. Pours deep brown, murky, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, oak, leather, slight Belgian esters, some toffee, caramel, solidly complex. Flavor is Belgian esters, raisins, dark fruits ala Belgian quad, bourbon, woody oak, chocolate. Really nice barrel aged quad. I?m glad I read that it started out as a quad and sort of morphed into this because that?s the only way to explain this one I feel. Really nice.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AirForceHops (6858) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 650 ml bottle thanks to T.J. 2015 vintage. Color is murky dark brown/ black. Dissipating head. T.J made me sample this blind at first..... Aroma is Caramel, coconut, toffee, bourbon, brown sugar, and the lightest oak.

What a way to settle up on 2016. The best brew I have had all year. Strong and good. Initial sweetness gets balanced out by yeast, and a huge barrel character. Coconut flakes, chocolate, dates, figs. Bourbon character is here with a strong flavor but not a strong alcohol presents. Drinks more like an 6 or 7% beer. Body is full but NOT syrupy or overly sweet. Gosh damn, the construction of this beer is silly good! If you cracked this fresh... you are an idiot. Wait at least a year to open this. This will age for years to come. Absolutely awesome!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (1376) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2016 Poured from bottle hazy dark fruit tan head. Aromas of caramel malt dark fruit toffee and vanilla. Taste is caramel malt toffee vanilla dark fruit and bourbon. Wow. Such an amazing beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlong1965 (12) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Light to medium roast aroma, cone hops and light sugars. Desk born to black. Tan head and to bubbs. Touch of heat, thick viscosity mouthfeel a sipper for sure. Extremely enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1166) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, booze, and oak. Similar taste, with additional flavors of leather, molasses, and dark fruits. Finish is sweet and boozy. Could use some aging.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA
Dark brown color. The aroma is mild, but the flavor doesnt leave room for doubt. This is like drinking Christmas pudding, plenty of raisins and rum; there must be some bourbon or oak aging too; the alcohol presence is evident.
Excellet sipper.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1332) - 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.


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