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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nasmith003 (209) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Fruity aroma, hint of cherry. White foam with good lacing. Copper color, bourbon and brandy flavors with a hint of hops. Finishes clean after a minute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1613) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Aroma of plums with a hint of bourbon, a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a lasting off color white head. A slightly sweet plum taste with a hint of bourbon. Medium body slightly cream feel. A mild bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear Amber color, full frothy white head. Sweet bourbon and malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet bourbon flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2410) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours a light auburn/burgundy with a hazy body and a few sediment flakes. The nose is so rich with big toffee, bready and molasses malts and a light vanilla note that adds alot. The wood is a background flavour with a milder bourbon emphasis than expected. Smooth and ultra rich with a light alcohol presence and a mild nutty, vanilla note that adds to the bourbon wood well. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1233) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle 2013. Pours a coppery body with hints of red and a medium, fully diminishing tan head. Aroma of bourbon, cherries and alcohol. Wood, candy and vanilla. Taste is more complex, the bourbon is there, but not too overpowering. Hints of cherries, vanilla and wood. Candy, dried fruits and notes of leather and liquorice as well. Pretty nice. The mouthfeel is slick and it’s medium to full bodied. Avg to high co2 levels, atleast for a barrel-aged.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MosquitoPilot (17) - Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Whose idea was it to make a beer that tastes like a Manhattan? Thank you my brother! Ideal beer for watching democratic town hall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnG_BrgNor (484) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
Aroma of bourbon and alcohol with some malts. Taste is bourbon, caramalt, vanilla and rasins. Nice body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (414) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle to tulip. Pours dark copper, creamy beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, chocolate, sweet bread. Taste of same with cherry, spice, boozy heat, raisin, caramel apple, vanilla, pear. Quite complex. Finish with a bit of heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Bourbon Barrel Quad tastes a lot more like a traditional quad than it does anything aged in bourbon barrels. The sweeter cherry notes are evident and the beer is overall very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Bourbon vanilla, green wood, alcohol heat, cherries, spicy phenolics, prickly effervescence,

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the cloudy red.
-Green pepper notes are found within as well (most likely from the barrel).
-Dried date notes (Deglet Noor, not Medjool) build in the back upon warming..
-I’m used to more finesse from Boulevard, so colour me a bit disappointed with this one.
-This one lacks dark malts (in my tastes) to truly link the barrel to the beer, imho.


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