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RATINGS: 720   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle : 2014 version, hazy mahogany pour with a medium beige head. Aroma is toffee with alcohol and bourbon. Flavor is full of salted caramel, oily toffee, cola, cherry, vanilla and a nice bourbon background. Palate is salty, oily and sweet but not overly so. This beer was really easy to drink for a big beer full of flavor. I wish I had bought and saved a few more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle over 2 years old from 2013. Cherry with bourbon, oak, toffee, and caramel. Rich and syrupy yet, smooth. Aged perfectly. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueshockey24 (320) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bomber. Pours Amber with thick white head. Aroma is Cherry, Malt and bourbon. Taste is sweet fruity cherry up front with a alcohol bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
[7997-20151218] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Light bandaid and bread pudding aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet bourbon wood barrel flavour has a boozy dark fruit base. Full body. delicious but quite big and bold. (8/4/9/4/17) 4.2
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Overheard: "It’s not stealing if I told you I’m doing it!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SteveOrz85 (196) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Big cork and caged bottle. From fridge. Served in tulip glass. Shared three ways. Big fluffy off white head dosnt hang around very long. Some lacing, which dose not last long either. Beer is a cloudy amber orange color. Aroma is pleasant but mellow. Light notes of bourbon and some dried fruit. Taste is lightly sweet and yeasty with a light dough and earthiness. Some bourbon. Some faint cherry. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Somewhat thicker texture. Only the second barrel aged quad I have tasted and I am well pleased. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Mahogany pour with a two finger off white head. Aroma is prunes, dates and raisins, light toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, dried cherry and bourbon. Taste is dates, dried cherry, light oak with vanilla and bourbon, good sweet bread malt notes, not overly sweet, very good complex and layered brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
2015-12-18. Lightly hazy dark amber body with a large beige head. 4+ Aroma is big, pretty sweet, bourbon and vanilla notes, lightly dusty malt character. Flavour is interesting. Sweet bourbon then dry dark fruit and a mild vaguely Belgian yeast like quality. Interesting fruit. Average plus bodied palate, carbonation. More bourbon than quad but nice though more than a small pour starts to be a bit much. Not well suited to a 750mL bottle! 7/4/7/3/16+ Bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor, Edmonton.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (202) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured a dark brown colour with a fluffy cream head. Aroma is of dark fruits and caramel, like plums and raisins accompanied by the titular cherries with welcoming notes of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is quite similar to aroma, but fruits are a bit more subdued next to the caramel malts and bourbon backing. Almost full bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel. Mild bitterness on a boozy bourbon finish that lingers. While this is a complex brew, some of the darker fruit characteristics become lost as you continue to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (154) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Cherries just aren’t something I want in my brew. Personal preference is strong on this rating...this simply is not my kind of brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (812) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Dark ruby brown color with thin light tan head and little lacing. Aroma has huge bourbonyness! Flavor is complex and well balanced, there’s caramel malts, tart cherry, intense bourbon, and it’s so easy to drink. Very very good and a price better than any other barrel aged beers.

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