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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (856) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Flaska på GH. (Hinner precis betala när det uppdagas att dom säljer 3F Golden blend till vrakpris. Attans) Nötig doft med inslag av banan och andra fruktestrar. Medium kropp och väldigt ljus för stilen. På det stora hela en trevlig belgare i trapiststil.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1129) - Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2013 Bottle at home. Pours a pretty looking almost clear ruby reddish orange amber. Medium creamy off-white head, lasting with lace. Good carbonation. Aroma finds notes of cherries, wood, bourbon, toffee, caramel, some dark fruit, touch of vanilla. Tips towards sweet. Complex and balanced. Medium to Lighter full bodied. Soft. Lovely bourbon character and accompanying warming sensations without any booziness or burn. Layers of dark fruity, woody, vanilla, toffee. Some gentle tartness in the background. An extremely well-made beer. A complex, thoughtful sipper. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
strong bourbon aroma. Caramel, a little cherry, toffee. Taste is similar, definitely more cherries. Strong bourbon, but not too harsh. Fairly smooth Nice finish. Fairly sweet from the cheeries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Valgreen (634) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle @ Maxi. Slightly cloudy dark red, big off white head, nice lacing. Aroma and taste, malty sweet, bourbon, slightly sour, yeast, bread, alcohol. Had to do the rating fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel and some toffee. Flavor is sweet with caramel vanilla and malt. Bourbon and oak also present. A bit too oaky for my taste. Finishes a bit sweet. Medium bodied. Thanks to Brisben at Porch Nite for this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigHoss (168) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2013 Vintage, poured from a large bottle. It’s a dark copper or amber color, with an medium cream color head. I smell vanilla, raisin and cherry, I taste all of same with caramel, with yeast and dark fruits. It’s wonderful!!! I should of bought 2 bottles:( Damn this is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a reddish copper with a off white foam head, nicely carbonated. The aroma is of mild sweet bourbon, vanilla, carmel toffee like malt, oak, cherry fruit, and a mild to medium booze scent. In tasting I noticed defined cherry, medium vanilla, booze, mild bitterness, sweet sugary grains, and a moderate sweet bourbon flavor. Overall a very good beverage. The finish was pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (750) - - FEB 16, 2014
2013 bottle. Little head, copper pour. Lots of fruit and sugar, eventually overpowered by the barrel in both aroma and taste. Sweet plum and whisky showed up a few times on my notes. Medium body. Lots of barrel. Will revisit after a year or two

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2014
This was mediocre at best. Fizzy and light mouthfeel. Light flavors. It was a decent beer, but not anywhere as rich and flavorful as a "quad"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (451) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
A 2013 vintage poured from bottle from cellar at 52F on a cold, super snowy, Virginia day. After shoveling 15" of snow, I needed a reward and this was what sparked my interest in the cellar. Pours a rich, dark copper color with 2 finger off-white head. Head is long lasting and leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma - malt, vanilla, toffee, a touch of oak, raisin, and a hint of cherry. Taste - I know the description says mild cherry, but to my palate the cherry is present everywhere - take a drink and get it initially on the palate, it wafts up and fills my sinus cavity and nose through my throat, and it’s present on the finish long after the rest has faded. That said, as present as it is, it’s always subtle and not right in your face. There’s a lot of vanilla, toffee, caramel and richness on the palate. It’s complex and changing as it slowly warms. The alcohol, while apparent to me via my empty stomach, is pleasantly warming. I’m really digging this and it reminds me a lot of drinking a really fine port. I now regret buying only one of these... Should have bought a bunch more and seen how it aged and, of course, had more to enjoy. Really really good.

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