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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Based loosely on the Smokestack Seriesí The Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel is separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels where it ages for varying lengths of time, some for up to three years. Cherries are added to make up for the ďangelís shareĒ of beer lost during barrel aging. Selected barrels are then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5183) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
Sweet berries, bready, bit underwhelming. Soft taste, too barrel aged go me, thinning down the beer and giving sharp edges that donít match the beerís malt and yeast Base. Itís nice but I hoped for amazing. (At Libf 2016)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Vanilla, light sour, barley-wine like, not my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1056) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2016
It pours a cloudy medium brown with a full tan head that is long lasting and produces plenty of Belgian lace. There are aromas of cherries, spices, dark fruits, plums roasted malts, toffee, and bourbon. The cherries fade a bit as the beer warms. There are cherry flavors, some tartness, roasted malts, toffee, bourbon, spices, and hints of vanilla. There is a powerful alcohol warm with a medium feel and some light mouth puckering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1468) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2016
Torpedo bottle. Brown colored. Just a great mix of bourbon wood notes and warming alcohol you get from a quad. Nice. Very nice. Give me another one please.! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (867) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
Drank a 2011 bottle during the american beer tasting at Marks place 23-4-2016. Awesome quad, one of the best Iíve ever had. Super rich, sweet, soft, vanilla. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
75cl bottle [2011 release] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Clear red color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is lightly malts, cherries, alcohol, bourbon slightly. Taste lightly malts, quite alcoholic again, bourbon indeed, wood, firm cherry sour-bitter. Quite heavy due to the alcohol, glad I didnít have to drink this bottle alone. The score represents a glass, if I had to drink the entire bottle and score it, I would say it would get about a 3.2.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
2011 bottle @ benzai. Clear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells glue, alcohol, sourish, cherries. Tastes alcoholic, cherry, overwhelming. Full body, medium carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierenjoyer1 (98) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2016
Great aroma of quad, subtle cherry, bourbon barrel, malt, a bit odd alcohol. Pours clear reddish brown with a thick white foam. Taste of Belgian quad, hint of cherry, bourbon, a tinge of alcohol, a bit of warmth, great flavor. The palate is really good for the type. Overall a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2016
2013 vintage. Deep Ruby color, thin head in the chalice. Aroma is just awesome! Belgain yeast, smashed cherry skins, with a very mild Bourbon.

Flavor mirrors the aroma Bourbon is mellow with some light warming heat after the sip. I really enjoy the cherry element, very subtle and smooth. The alcohol mellowed with a great moithfeel. Very nice sipper!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2195) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2016
2013 bottle from a Super Bowl squares win. Pours dirty brown with a light beige head. Aroma is raisin, Belgian yeast, clove, bourbon and a touch of cherry. Flavor is raisin, toffee, clove, cherry skin, vanilla, bourbon. Nice and smooth.


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