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RATINGS: 728   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours dark, opaque brown with a tinge of purple. Smells of dark fruits and alcohol. Starts moderately sweet, tart, but not overly sharp with very long finish with mild bitterness. Delicious. Thanks to my good buddy for bringing this to the holiday party.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle # 7407 of 11248. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head that left good lacing. Aroma of bourbon, oak, cherries, vanilla and dark fruit. Flavor was sweet with tart dark cherries, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, dark fruit and a touch of toffee with a oaky bourbon finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thewade (340) - USA - DEC 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 In my opinion this is Boulevard’s best offering. The cherries are subtle as well as the bourbon, and the slight vanilla taste is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
One of the better american quads out there. This bottle was a 09. Very smooth and easy to drink, the bourbon isn’t overwhelming. Another great brew from boulevard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2011
750ml bottle. Reddish brown with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of dried fruit, cherries, bourbon, oak and toffee. The flavor is sweet sugary malt, boozy bourbon, cherries and a light tart yeasty quality. Medium body with soft carbonation and a silky, slick mouth feel. This is a nice beer, bit on the boozy side but the cherries are a nice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma of anise, bourbon, booze, red fruits and yeast. Flavour of anise, bourbon, molasses, honey, red fruits, booze and wood. Slightly too sweet. Nice complexity. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2010 bottle. deep ruby pour with a nice 2 finger off white head - settles down to a nice 1/4" throughout. big sour/tart cherry nose with layers of bourbon and vanilla. medium body with a big bourbon barrel presence throughout with layers of tart cherries, vanilla, caramel and dark fruits (grapes and raisins). sharp acidic finish with bourbon, oak and vanilla with cherries on top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
750mL bottle, split 6 ways, pours a hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, banana, dark fruits and rich brown sugar. Flavour is very rich and syrupy, with lots of boozy and sweetness - candied sugar, a bit of licorice, bourbon, brown sugar and caramel. Harsh boozy burn on the finish with cloying sweetness. Good, but there are too many harsh edges, both with the alcohol and sweetness.

   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 I’ve 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 (1094) - 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 isn’t 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.

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