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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 A unique take on the style offering somewhat subtle, well balanced and integrated, decently complex barrel, fruit, yeast, and malt tones

A clear, vibrant, deep copper body presents several fading carbonation streamers and a smooth to frothy light khaki head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving a pair of thick peninsulas and a few spots and spatters of clinging lace
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Oak, mild bourbon, yeasty belgian notes, light candied malts, and shadowing cherry qualities coalesce to inspire further nuances of milk chocolate, vanilla, oranges, peaches, and fruitcake on a smooth, highly quaffable medium body with well restrained carbonation and building creaminess finishing with a pleasant layer of oak complimented by mild dancing spirit characteristics surrounded by lightly tart fruits; this one generally creates a bright, integrated experience with subtle tart, sweet, and tannic qualities mingling and complimenting to create a warm, nuanced ale which seemed to need a few minutes to completely present itself within each serving

25.4oz 2013 vintage code BB13226-2 08-2015 served at 60º into TeKu



10/16/2010 2009 Batch 1 No 9145 of 11384

Appearance(3) – Aroma(7): pours a deep amber increasingly hazy as the servings progress from this 750 ml bottle, a quickly dying one inch bone colored head settles to a couple strands of wavy lace and a thick ring – smells of mellow bourbon, brandy with rich wood notes and sour cherries

Taste(8) – Palatte(3): mildly sweet stone fruits and yeasty spices are followed by mellowing creamy bourbon and vanilla, sour and acidic cherry character persists, enjoyed the third serving the most which included more yeast, also, a little time to breath and warm was beneficial – fairly light mouth from a quad, slick, virtually no sense of alcohol with some carbonation which keeps the lighter body from being watery, surprisingly easy to drink considering alcohol percentage

Overall (17): a nice quad with some interesting cherry, barrel and liquor notes, major flavor elements in this one work quite well together, acidic cherries cut through and balance the rich bourbon, especially once the bourbon character subdued with some time to breath, one of the easiest drinking barrel aged +11% brews I’ve encountered

Enjoyed with a slightly gooey homemade oatmeal craisin white chocolate cookie



03/09/11 2009 Batch 1 No 9155 of 11384

Served in 13.5 oz Luigi Bormioli Napoleon Brandy

Not sure if the glass or matured palate was the difference, but this bottle was excellent

Light to medium body with medium to lower levels of carbonation

Well balanced mix of wood, bourbon and tartness

Mouth is on the light to medium side, very smooth and moist, just a touch of dry bitterness to end



4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2014 edition. Pours hazy chestnut-brown with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of caramel and vanilla with a touch of cherry. A nice oak note too. Body is full and lightly syrupy, with an astringent finish. Flavors of caramel and cherry up front, with some vanilla underneath. Woody note from the oak lingers pleasantly in the finish. Would have benefited from some more aging, but still damned good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (185) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from December 2014. Pours opaque dark chestnut brown body. Full finger of foam that has nice staying power. Enticing aroma of buttery oak, vanilla, honey, and nutmeg. Marginally sweet flavors of toffee, brown sugar and fig balanced out with slightly tart cherries and yeasty pancake batter. Complexity redolent of the quadratic equation. Semi-dry, peppery finish with nice level of heat.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle, as pictured. 2013 vintage. Dark hazy opaque brown pour, smooth and sweet. Definitely cherry and heavy Belgian spices and yeast. Lots of bourbon flavor in it. I’ve had it before but never a full bottle. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
raj201 (10) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Caramel, cereal, alcohol. Very much like Brother Thelonius or Monks Blood. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1386) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
Dimmig mörkt bärnstensfärgad öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av malt, karamell, torkad frukt och vanilj. Samma återkommer i smaken.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (2763) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2015
2013 bottle. Aroma are strong oak and vanilla, moderate candi sugar and cherry syrup, light chocolate and some Belgian spice. Strong bourbon in the taste. Pretty boozy. Moderately sweet with candi sugar, licorice, and dark fruit. Hint of chocolate. High carbonation. Too boozy and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (632) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bomber poured in a snifter. Pours cloudy reddish brown. Aroma is strong tart cherry tannins. Flavor is sweet and bourbony with a little bit of booze on the finish. Not a lot of cherry comes through to the tongue. Notes of cinnamon and clove. Pretty good, not a boozy as I worried.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Not really getting the love for this one. Kind of over the top with the booze. Masks everything that is good about a Belgian Quad (spices, candi sugar). Just way sweet and boozy. Maybe a couple ounces are fine, but any more than that and I’m pouring it down the drain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (616) - - JUN 7, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2595) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle 750ml. [2014] Pours mahogany with low beige head. Aroma is of alcohol, bourbon, malt, plums. Taste is of caramel, alcohol, fruits, plums. Palate: Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sticky on the lips. Overall: Good. Boozy. Malty.


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