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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (5294) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Clear amber appearance. Aroma and flavour have some light fruits. Strangely some sweet tomato too. Flavour has lots of sweet Bourbon. Very dry and woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4021) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
A taste from a friend (bottle) @ his home. Pours clear chestnut with a medium beige head. Aroma is malts, caramel, bourbon, oak and alcohol. Flavor is malts, nuts, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, some cherries and some hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4439) - BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2016
At LIBF. Moussy, dense, egg-white head, cloudy amberish chestnut bronze colour. Rich aroma of vanilla tannins, dried banana, medlar, pear syrup, wet wood, bourbon, marzipan, candied orange, marmelade; sweet onset, rounded, brown sugar, fig, banana with a very (too?) subtle cherry sourishness, fluffy and full mouthfeel, caramelly, toffeeish, oaky finish with beautiful retronasal vanilla-like tannins, warming whisky-like alcohol. Rich and opulent, but perhaps a bit too much tilted to the sweet side, a tad more cherry tartness could probably have made this even better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5271) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1763) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2016
Tasting pour at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival. Thanks for sharing! Vanilla, light sour, barley-wine like, not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1109) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1482) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maarten1993 (917) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13620) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (5540) - 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.

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