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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
pours a murky reddish brown orange, with spotty light beige head into trappist glass. Aroma of tart cherries, fruit syrup, cheese, very nice. Flavor of sweet cake, cherry pie, some tartness on the finish, I would call it a bourbon barrel tripel if it wasn’t for the alcohol....overall very nice, recommended, and worth the $13.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle. Not much head, fizzy. Smells like there could be some Brett in it. Oaky. Tastes definitely bourbon. Oaky, a tad cherry aftertaste. Great carbonation, vanilla. Very tasty. Took on the whiskey flavor really well, but didn’t over power the beer. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Murky brown color with thin tan head. Cherry and oak aroma. Taste of oak toffee and hint of cherries. Smooth dry finnish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Kinda mucky brown, good enough head, not a lot of lace. Smell is wonderful, lots of bourbon, fruits, smoky wood. Taste follows smell along with cherries, plums, raisins, figs.bourbon, leather, and a bit like a rainy day in the woods. Very atypical but very delicious. Definitely barrel aged, you can tell from beginning to end. Definitely worthy of the hype.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
750ml bottle shared at the Beerhive.
This was a special find for me. This thing blew me away. The aroma of cherries and wood remind me of brettanomyces funk. This rich treat also had notes of vanilla, bourbon, and toffee. I was very pleased with this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2011
Very nice and extremely drinkable quad. Nicely priced. Balanced and full of figs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Nose is bourbon, dark fruit, and a bit of gingery spice. Taste is fairly similar, a bit tart and acidic, hint of caramel malt. Pours a light brown with very small yet everlasting head. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Dark red pour with a dense cream colored head that thins but never fully dissipates. Aroma of bourbon and cherries. Taste is similar with oak, mild bourbon, and a little tartness from the cherry juice. Modestly fruity from the yeast. A very nice bottle that I’m glad I was able to share at the holidays.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (7016) - Utah, USA - DEC 18, 2011
750ml bottle shared by Mr & Mrs Gription79 at Dallas’ B-Day bash at The Beerhive
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Brett, cherries, bourbon and woody
Taste: Cherries, woody, vanilla and bourbon
Very nice and well balanced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Pours a ruby red brown. Quater inch white tannisj head. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon (of course), maple syrup, cherries. Up front flavor of oak and alcohol..irish whiskey, vanilla. Great quad flavor. Cherry flavor comes through quick and early and then gives way very fast. Bitter dark chocolate at the finish. Lots of flavor depth in this beer. Creamy body, low carbination. Overall an interesting beer with tons of flavors very unique. Never had anything quite like this .


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