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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
not the best Quad Iíve ever had, but the BA was done very well and added about 5 points to the overall. Pours a dirty brown with a frothy head that leave a heavy chunky head. Nose is of Oak, bourbon, toffee, malts, and a touch of cherries. Taste is similar to the smell with a nice touch of bitterness at the end. This beer was enjoyed by everyone that shared it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1089) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a hazy burnt orange with a thin off white lacing. There are slight sour notes accompanied by oak and bourbon in the aroma. The taste isnít overly sweet in comparison to many other examples of the style. There is a faint metallic taste. The palate is densely carbonated and somewhat thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (803) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Blvd night at Damicoís. Awesome! Pours dark brown with notes of vanilla whiskey, first sip is malty hints of caramel with boozy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3108) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
The brew pours candy apple amber with an off white head on top. The aroma and the flavor are very similar, you get sweet malty resin in the nose and on the flavor with small notes of red currants. Overall delicious with the body so smooth for a big ABV,.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Not all that different from the regular sixth glass. The bourbon flavor is very weak in both the aroma and flavor. A great beer for sure, but not worth the extra price hike over the regular Quad. I realize the bourbon aging makes it more expensive to make, but it just isnít worth it especially when the original is so damned good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
really nice quad, shared by swoopjones. aged bottle. dark redish por with little head. nose is sweet, dark fruits dates and the like, some vanilla and oak.palate is nice and smooth. flavor is brilliant dried dark fruits, bourbon, oak cherries its all in there but very nicely balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2865) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Very dark ruby-amber color. Huge almost tan head. Plenty of lacing left behind as the head slowly fades away. A fruity malty aroma greets my nose upon insertion into the opening of my brand new Arne Quinze Duvel glass. Iíll be drinking out of my Daan glass starting tomorrow. Peppery oaky aroma as well. A slight sour aroma and vanilla smell is present too. A pleasantly tart and sweet flavor. I get a bit of the quad in there but it is masked by a woody dryness. Pleasant, though. Not much cherries. There is a somewhat chalky dryness that seems vegetal to me. Not in a bad way, and it is subtle. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose and taste of figs, deep dark fruits, date pits, oak, cherries, wet wood and caramel. Lots of warming alcohol. Spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2011
(750ml bottle Bottle 1930 of 11248, batch 2010-I). Pours a slightly hazy ruby red with light tan head. Active carbonation. Aroma has some bourbon, cherries, other pit fruit and its quite bretty. This smells somewhat like Consecration. Taste is sweet with a bit of sour. The barreling adds some depth and the is quite a bit of heat developing in the throat and chest. I donít imagine that the sourness is intentional, but its not bad. At this point, I wish it were more sour or more sweet. The base beer at this time doesnít seem to add much to this beer. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Smooth, but hot finish. Again, I donít know if this is the intended beer of the brewer, but its not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2011
From notes: Pours a deep dark chestnut brown color with faint amber hues an a massive frothy beige head that has excellent retention, slowly fading into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass. Complex aroma with hints of dark fruit, spice, barrel character, vanilla and booze. The barrel presence is strong but not overpowering with hints of vanilla, bourbon, earthy oak and toasted coconut. Thankfully the bourbon isnít overwhelming letting hints of raisin, fig, plum and dark cherry shone through. Chewy medium body with sweet chocolate malt, dark fruit and a nice barrel presence. Similar to the aroma, the bourbon is there but not dominant. Hints of toasted oak, silky vanilla, toasted coconut and sweet bourbon without being hot. The vanilla flavor really smooths things out. Underneath there is a nice malt backbone with hints of chocolate and caramel and plenty f peppery spice and dark fruit notes. Hints of raisin, plum, fig, cherry. Perfectly balanced with an incredibly well masked ABV make this beer dangerously drinkable. Probably my favorite beer in the Smokestack Series.

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