The Quadfather - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Voodoo Brewery

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Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
11.4%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 5.57%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
44
From:
Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  8
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: This special batch of our Belgian Quadruple was aged in a menagerie of four different bourbon barrels for 20 months and blended together to perfection. Blending Old Forester, Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve, and Buffalo Trace barrels together yielded an incredibly complex, layered beer rich in Belgian esters, oak, leather, dark fruits and bourbon.
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Somehow I forgot to review this online, had back when it was cold. Taste is a fantastic blend of everything you want in a bourbon barrel aged quad: caramel, belgian yeast, bourbon, molasses, rustic wood, slight bread, and tons of dark fruit, slight tobacco, especially raisin. Smell is more boozy and wood centric, but still brings out caramel and raisin. Feel is strong with booze but smooth in presentation, full, and passionately warm. Only qualm the body of the pour looks like a stout it is so dark, but the head is right on. The wife loved it

Apr 07, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a fairly dark brown with a small head and no lacing.

This smells like dried cherry, caramel, maple, raisin, bourbon and oak.

This is absurdly nice, so much caramel and oak and bourbon, with dried fruit and a surprising amount of maple- there really isn't maple added to this?

This is thick and chewy, slight syrup, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

Voodoo can't be touched when it comes to their barrel program.

Aug 05, 2017
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Dan_Inreallife from Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cicadas humming in your ears. Sweat dripping from your brow. A fat, sluggish mosquito alights on your arm, immediately gorging itself on your lifesblood. But you are too focused on what lies ahead to notice such trivialities. Your quest is the Grail, the one of myth and legend, spoken of only in hushed tones of reverence. With the power to transform ordinary water into the mana of the Gods, the Grail has been sought for countless centuries, but has never been discovered or even proved to be real. Until now. As you stand before the precipice of certain glory, you reflect on the journey but briefly; a long, arduous road of hardship and suffering, but all worth it in the end. You grasp the Grail with both hands, terrified that your arms, shaking with disbelief and ecstasy, will drop the precious object. Upon dipping it into the nearby stream you are immediately aghast by the change in color of the water from which you drew. No longer the crystalline blue it started as, it has transformed into a deep mahogany hued ambrosia with flecks of amber and copper. You breathe deeply of its scent: molasses, oak, and Bourbon. You ponder briefly if it is wise to imbibe, but quickly dismiss any misgivings. The flavors that now come forth are otherworldly: mountains of raisins drenched in brown sugar dissolved in Bourbon and set aflame; ash flecked caramel; burnt sugar and caramelized figs with hints of coconut macaroons. Pure delight incarnate! The Grail mythos are true! You now possess an object of great power and the liquid it creates deserves a name. Quadfather. It shall be known as Quadfather.

Jul 02, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Hazy dark amber color. Aroma has sweet toffee and bourbon. Taste is sweet and sticky with bourbon, toffee and sugared dried fruits.

May 31, 2017
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stakem from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a matching snifter appears dark chestnut in color with a khaki head that fades leaving spotty lace.

Sweet brown sugar aroma with wood, caramel, trace minerals and bourbon.

Taste is bready malt with plenty of residual sweetness cut with bourbon heat. Slight drying oak feel with raison, prunes, caramel and vanilla.

Medium body with modest carbonation. Pretty fantastic stylewise with wonderful barrel nuance and complexity. The prior release of quadfather aged in cab barrels was a real unsung hero. So the bar was set pretty high as far as my expectations for this one went....and it delivered. Fantastic stuff.

May 08, 2017
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KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

4.92/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow! This may be the best of BRC5. Holy. Smokes.

Massive. Massive fruity Belgian esters: raisins, dates, figs, cherries. Massive oak, dried tobacco, leather, vanilla, a non-distinct, very subtle smokiness.

Seriously, holy moley Batman!

May 07, 2017
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Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split a bottle with my favorite neighbor.
L: Dark mahogany, burgundy, and chocolate hues with a thin sandy head
S: Caramelized sugar, amaretto, figs, and dates
T: Dangerously complex with dried leather, cacao nibs, sticky cinnamon buns, black currants, prunes, and bourbon-soaked figs
F: On point - medium bordering on thick with a nice carb backdrop
O: To me this is the dark horse of the Barrel Room Collection V set. Absolutely blew me away with its complexity, rich flavors, and excellent barrel complement. Voodoo's barrel game is getting dangerous - they could probably barrel age Zima and it would be executed with perfection. Overall this was incredibly enjoyable and a BA Quad lover's dream.

Apr 25, 2017
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HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8oz pour from the release. Lots of dark fruit and bourbon aroma. Belgian sugar, dark fruits and bourbon flavors. Didn't expect to like this as much as Cabernet Quadfather, but this was just as good if not better!

Mar 14, 2017
The Quadfather - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 44 ratings