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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. hot mess, bourbon is way out of place, base beer is cloying and offensive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Thanks Chimpy5! Really nice quad. Cherry, but its more like yeast derived cherry flavors rather than added cherry. Body is right. Perfectly dry, just enough alcohol. Aroma has lots of whiskey character but not the alcohol. My only qualm is a slight harsh metallic bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Red tinted pour with a slight haze and a thin white head. Woody aroma with lots of cherry, earth, grass, and a touch of mint. Not much bourbon on the nose, but it comes through in the flavor. Some alcohol to finish. I enjoyed it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks mdfb79. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some vanilla, caramel. Taste is sweet, raisin, some vinous, caramel, alcohol, light Bourbon, faint smoke. Sticky full body, some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Big bourbon and coconut nose, lots of dark fruity, lots of sugary malts. The taste is very sweet and lightly bitter with lots of cotton candy, lots of bourbon, lots of toffee and dark fruit. Very boozy. Pretty much a mess.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
This was a wonderful beer. All the parts came together beautifully, with the rounded bourbon being pronounced enough to get the enjoyment from it, yet with balance from the cherries giving enough tartness. Lovely vanilla and rich base notes. Excellent. Bottle #6147/11248.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6682) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010, I believe courtesy Joey (degarth) because he didnít like it. Yummy funky Belgian with a good kick of bourbon, vanilla, and coconut. Canít complain, really.

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2010
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a typically carbonated slightly hazy brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was metallic. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish vinous aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of vinous caramel and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
I split this one amongst some friends. I poured this one into snifters and it produced a slight white head that dissipated quickly the body of the brew was a nice looking amber to almost burgundy red in color. The aromma of tart cherries and dark fruits were right up front in this bad boy. The barrel ageing was also present I will say this had a great nose on it, and I gladly kept mine in the glass savoring the aromas. The flavors were just as nice the tart cherries and barrel adding a dimension to the brew that make this Quad a treat to experience. It was well balanced so every sip was a bit different sometimes It was a little sweet then the cherries picked up the sour. I liked it. The only flaw I see with this brew is it it a tad thin for me I wanted a little more in the mouthfeel something a bit heaver. The carbonation was great but the body need more. A great brew, I donít think I have had one I didnít like from these guys. I will try to get another of these soon. This brew was the highlight of a small sampling of some awesome beers, So I say go for it if you can get it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2010
750 ml bottle shared with Judah. Pour is cherry red/brown with a silky smooth tan head. The nose is sweet cherry blossoms, bourbon, oak, smoke, and sweet toffee mixed with vanilla. The taste is sweet cherry, bourbon, and oak at first, followed with vanilla and toffee and slight cocoa. The palate is velvety smooth (amazing). The legs are above moderate and the mouthfeel is slightly coating, like smooth espresso foam. Very well balanced beer. Amazing!!! Cellar one for down the road.


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