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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Based loosely on the Smokestack Series’ 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 “angel’s share” 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, medium brown with a quick beige head. Oak, bourbon, cherry aroma. Creamy, tart fruit, vanilla....boozy flavor. A little chocolate hint....and a bit of spice. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a large beige head that is a bit fizzy but still has lasting power and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon, toffee, raisin, date, spices, oak. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, spiced, bourbon, oaky and lots of dried fruits. Medium body, high carbonation, fizzy. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (2061) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
@Basunen. Lite fruktighet men stor soft av lacknafta. Smaken är full av fat och enbart lite bär. Ganska torr och het. Nja får inte riktigt grepp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours a little lightly for a "quad", but in the end this is a big beer and delivers like a monster. The aroma is over-the-top sweetness, candied sugar all the way. The beer sits with some good body ... red-orange, still, with a firm but thin top. The brew drinks with a sweet edge up front, almost cherry soda-like. Then there’s a little bourbon burn, but it’s all extremely well caged. And this goes down far too easily for an 11% beer. Delish. (#5521, 5/23/2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1318) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
I got a lot more cherry from this than anything else, kinda reminiscent of Bell’s Cherry Stout, sweet with some nice bourbon/honeylike notes and a touch of vanilla. Not super drinkable but rather tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
Flaske: Rødbrun let diset øl med et stort fluffy skumhoved. Agrressiv karbonering med små prikkende bobler. Duft af bourbon men som øllen lukker sig op kan kirsebærrene tydeligt anes. Ekstrem kompliceret smag hvor der bliver ved med at dukke nuancer op. Fornem øl.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (376) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
750ml brown corked and caged bottle, 2013 years vintage poured into a Trappist glass. Appearance is cloudy maroon red with a medium sized khaki colored head, that reduced quickly leaving slight lacing. Aroma of bourbon, caramel, raisins and wooden notes. Flavours of bourbon, cherries, raisins, caramel, toffee and wooden notes. Taste is medium sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is full bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation. Delicious flavorful beer, with a notable presence of Bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2551) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
9 may 2014, bottle. Orange with a bit of pink, faintly cloudy. Nose is lots of banana, some hints of tart, maybe apple peel. Med body and fizzy. Definitely has a woody, bourbon bite, some banana. I like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3300) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
750 ml. 2013 bottle. Pours reddish brown with a huge beige head. Kind of a gusher. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, caramel, and wood. Taste is dark fruit, bourbon, caramel, wood, malt, and vanilla. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml - 2013 vintage) Murky copper pour with a thin white head. Sweet malt aroma with lots of burnt caramel and sugar notes. Some sweetness from the bourbon and the barrel. Flavor is sweet malts as well with a bit of chocolate and a very nice subtle wooden hint under it. Wasn’t as sweet as I thought it would be as a quad thankfully.

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