Barrel-Aged Foursome | Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Belgian quad aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for a little under a year.

Added by MasterSki on 06-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by KDawg:
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from tap into a snifter. Very dark brown/almost black color with a very small head.

very good aromas of malts, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel and bourbon notes. Very good depth, but lacking a slight bit.

Full bodied with a very good and smooth feel. Lacking a slight bit on the mid with flavors of malts, milk chocolate, some toffee and bourbon flavors.

Definitely better than the foursome, but it wasn't amazingly great either. A quality BA brew from rev, but there have been others I've enjoyed more

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jegross2
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of MarkFy
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub, served in a snifter.

A - Dark amberish brown, thin head.

S - Lots of bourbon, along with some oak and vanilla, faint dark sugary fruits.

T - Wow, this is just amazing. I will say that the barrel-aging has perhaps transformed this beer from your typical BBQ into more of a strong or old ale, but that is not a bad thing. It is like sipping on a glass of Woodford Reserve without the harsh alcohal burn. Sweet on the tongue with a dry finish. Very unique and smooth.

M - Low carbonation, smooth and somewhat velvety.

O - Revolution can do no wrong with their barrel-aging IMHO, and this one is a winner as well.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker brown color, tan head, spotty lace. Nose is bourbon, oak, dark fruits, caramel. Flavor is right along the lines of the nose with notes of dark fruit, bourbon, oak, some burnt sugars, and toasted malts. The sweetness has been subdued by the barrel-aging, which is very nice. Body is medium, good carbonation, creamy sweet finish.

Overall, a nice barrel-aged Quad that I would have again, if in the mood. Rev continues to produce some of the better beers in the Chicago area, and this one is right in line with the rest of their lineup.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a snifter.

A - Small tan foam settles to a medium collar and a solitary wisp on top, as well as a few specks of lace. Very dark brown body.

S - Loads of earthy bourbon, vanilla, and oak, along with mild notes of dark fruit and Belgian candi sugar.

T - The intense barrel flavors make this feel more similar to one of Revolution's barrel-aged stouts than to the base quadrupel, and that's a good thing. The dark fruits and candi sugar show up at the back end fleetingly, but it's mostly bourbon and oaky vanilla.

M - Medium-full, slightly juicy body, with lower carbonation and a dry and oaky finish. Alcohol warmth is low considering the intensity of the bourbon flavors.

D - I was pretty indifferent to the base beer, but this was pretty enjoyable and I had it again when I returned to the brewpub a few days later. Not a beer you'd be drinking all night, but worth trying.

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Photo of BeerOps
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Barrel-Aged Foursome from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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