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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HoppyAlesToYou (163) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Wish I had opened this one sooner, as it had a consume by date in August this year. Perhaps my experience would not have been as bad. Regardless, I found the aroma and taste to be almost repulsive. It brought to mind vanilla, Southern Comfort, and the orange granular material that was used to clean up vomit in schools in the seventies. There were still some Quad-like characteristics, but I’m hoping it was infected instead of simply awful. I’ve enjoyed most of the other Smokestack brews, so this was shockingly disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorm (1646) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Rødbrun farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, eik, wiskey, bær og krydder. Smak av malt, eik, wiskey, bær og krydder. Ganske søt og mye wiskey. Vinmonopolet. Lokal øl-smaking på Bryne; 3xUntappd, 2xRateBeer & 1xNeutral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (693) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Dark brown/ruby pour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of wine and sour cherries. Hard to tell this is a Belgian style quad with the bourbon barrel flavours taking over the palate and the cherries being the second most notable flavour, however that doesn’t really impact my enjoyment of it because it was still a truly well balanced and delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015

Lukt: Frukter, karamell og bourbon.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Lite skum.
Smak: Frukter og en bourbon alco varmer.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Bestilling, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne med Gorm og Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@11,8%, Når@01.05.2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle, shared with heavylaevy, phantomhennes, and Shea at game night. Tawny amber with a compact light tan head. Aroma is fairly classic for a quad, featuring estery caramel and boozy undertones. The palate delivers the same, raisins and stewed cherries, caramel, spicy and woody undertones. Not a lot of bourbon presence, surprisingly, but I’m thankful for that. A little alcoholic, but a nice sipper.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
c1raider (60) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
Flavorful without being too heavy. The barrel aging does show. There are better barrel aged beers but this didn’t disappoint

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefftravis17 (29) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Aroma very much like Founders Backwoods Bastard. Oak/barrel taste comes thru where it would be hard to know it was a Belgian style Quad. Strong carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. An unclear, dark amber to brown beer with a dense, two-finger light beige head. Some lacings. The aroma has some dried fruits, caramel and a roasted touch. Bourbon notes. It’s full-bodied, warming and pleasantly carbonated. The flavor is quite sweet, with caramel maltyness, some nuttyness,and a faint bourbon touch. Lasting finish. Actually a good one, but I’m not impressed. The quad part is good, rest is rather ordinary. 150411

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, oak and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ren0901 (3) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015 does not count
surprisingly smooth - was expecting a heavier alcohol content. Enjoyable, good flavor, and surprising kick addendum: didn’t notice an aroma and please be kind as this is my first review here. I’m usually review succinctly on Untappd, so this is new for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Flaske mens vi brygger hoe Egdetveit?en: brunlig rav med beige skum. Nydelig og kraftig aroma og smak av sjokolade, kirsebær, vanilje og eik. Balansert bitterhet i ettersmaken.

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