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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5029) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDMNguy (14) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2010
medium to dark brown color, little tan head. You can definitely taste the bourbon barrel aging, but it isnít overpowering. If youíre a fan of quads and like the occasional bourbon drink as well, this a great one to try. Another solid beer in Boulevardís Smokestack series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2010
From trade with Blutt59. Aroma is brett, sweet bourbon, tart cherries. I donít know where the brett is from, since if they used it, they would have put it on the label. Appearance is hazy reddish/brown, billowing light tan head. Flavor is sour and tart cherry, bourbon, some brett again, and oak. Really nice. Finish is bourbon/booze warming, sour fruit. Medium in body, bubbly carbonation. Amazing, and really unexpected. Thanks, Bob.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Ive been really impressed with the quality of beers that have come out of Boulevard and their smokestack series. Another great beer. Malty goodness, balanced by the bourbon oak gives a unique experience...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
750. Pours a nice dark brown-red color, somewhat opaque, with a small tan head. Nose is a bit bretty, definitely some notes of cherries, vanilla, oak. Flavor is entirely smooth - a pleasant blend of the cherries, bourbon, and sweet malt, with some chocolaty tones in the background. A little acidic, a little bitter, a little sweet - itís well constructed, to be sure. Really a pleasant brew, and as many have said, the 11.8% is very well-hidden - it sneaks up on you really quickly! All in all, quite a strong presentation from Boulevard. Just a really fun beer to drink, honestly - itís keeping my interest throughout the entire bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours a brown color with a nice tan head. Little lighter in color than I thought it was going to be. Has a smell of cherries and Belgium yeast. Taste is very similar to the smell. I get none of the BB in this beer at all. Not sure if thatís a good thing or a bad thing. The 11.8% is very well hidden. Overall a nice quad and would gladly drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Pours a hazy amber color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, oak, some brett, vanilla, and some bourbon. Flavor is caramel, oak, vanilla, toast, bourbon, some tartness, and a sweet vanilla alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Courtesy of the great wavers1. Bottle 4550. Reddish brown pour with almost no head. Aroma of tart cherry, lemon, herbal tea and plum. Flavor of sweet bread, burnt sugar, citrus, chocolate and light oak. Has a tea-like backbone as well. Aroma and flavor do not match in the slightest.

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