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Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Sixth Glass Quadrupel



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RATINGS: 1038   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark orange/brown amber with full head that dissipates quickly. A good Belgian nose of sugary malts, copper, yeast, and dried fruit. Flavors of herbal malts, spice, dried banana, and alcohol. Seems more of a light dubbel in flavor and mouthfeel but with a big ABV. Anyway - very nice and very "Belgian". Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
barroso2501 (37) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - OCT 2, 2015
Cerveja bonita no copo, espuma abundante, forte, alcool evite mascarando o fermento. Com malte bem marcado e lupulo sutil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle in Chevy Chase MD. Nice dark amber body with puffy head. Nose is sweet, smoky, fruity. Taste is nice and fruity, gets more alcy, sweet, toffee and caramel. Warming finish. Nice texture. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaQFatHo (5) - Rogers, Arkansas, USA - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
Bottle into snifter. Pours a deep caramel color with a huge tan head that fades without disappearing and lightly laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and smells of dried fruits. Flavor is also sweet with hints of caramel. Goes down warmly but smoothly, the alcohol is not overpowering in the slightest. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1410) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Pour burnt amber with a foamy two finger head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of belgian yeast, dark fruits, sweet malts, rains, musty notes, caramel, overly ripe fruits, and light booze. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel with a mostly sweet, warming, slightly boozy, long finish. Overall, a pretty solid quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (633) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Solid quad...bought a 4 pack and i am very pleased...huge head and tons of carbonation...full of flavors...berry biscuit and malt...solid brew..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cweade (29) - - AUG 31, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8208) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle, shared with dave. Medium tawny amber, off white head. Boozy nose, spicy esters and dark sugars. Flavours of brown sugar, spicy yeast, prunes, vague dark fruits. Warming finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1565) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottle. Musty, yeasty, and slightly citrus aroma. Sweet taste with caramel, dark fruit, and a bitter boozy bite in the finish. This is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
750 mL bottle. Nice auburn colour with a solid tan head. Mostly yeast in the nose, but the flavour is surprisingly big and complex. Fruit cake up front, a bit of booze in the finish. Honey smooth. Nice find!

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