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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (443) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Poured from a bomber. Dark amber with offwhite head. Aroma is dominated with bourbon. Cherry in the aroma as well, but having trouble picking up any Belgian yeast. Taste is also heavy with the bourbon. A good beer, but I think I’d prefer a little less bourbon and a bit more quad shining through.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
njnut (395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Poured from bottle into tulip a nice brown with billowy Just off white head. Aroma was toffee with slight bourbon, alcohol note. Taste was toffee, malts, slightly oaky with a hint of bourbon and fruit. Medium mouthfeel and silky. Awesome beer. Finishes with just a slight nutty aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
4skins63 (2) - Augusta, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2016 does not count
Smooth and crisp no lingering after taste, great flovor, your can taste the bourbon barrels and the cheery but it over powering,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (206) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Flaska från 2013, drygt två år gammal. Mahognyfärgad, disig med beiget, fingerhögt skum. Söt doft med mycket bourbon, torkad frukt, choklad och körsbärstoner. Halvtung kropp. Rejält med smak av bourbon, russin och kola. Inte lika bra som deras Imperial Stout i Smokestack-serien, men väldigt drickbar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfratzke (84) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Aroma of bourbon, caramel apple and vanilla. Pours a cloudy, murky rust. Little to no white head. Syrupy mouthfeel. Taste is bourbon, some alcohol, vanilla, tinge of oak. Descent, but not earth shattering.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Very well done quad. Great taste. Balanced. Oak is there but not overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benpickens (462) - Camarillo, California, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a billowy head; strong bourbon aromas - smells like a rich aged bourbon; smooth round mouthfeel with a boozy bourbon finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle : 2014 version, hazy mahogany pour with a medium beige head. Aroma is toffee with alcohol and bourbon. Flavor is full of salted caramel, oily toffee, cola, cherry, vanilla and a nice bourbon background. Palate is salty, oily and sweet but not overly so. This beer was really easy to drink for a big beer full of flavor. I wish I had bought and saved a few more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle over 2 years old from 2013. Cherry with bourbon, oak, toffee, and caramel. Rich and syrupy yet, smooth. Aged perfectly. Great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueshockey24 (173) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bomber. Pours Amber with thick white head. Aroma is Cherry, Malt and bourbon. Taste is sweet fruity cherry up front with a alcohol bourbon finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
[7997-20151218] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Light bandaid and bread pudding aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet bourbon wood barrel flavour has a boozy dark fruit base. Full body. delicious but quite big and bold. (8/4/9/4/17) 4.2
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