RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 angels 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murrow (97) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Pours amber brown with fast-dissipating, off-white head. Aroma muted, notes of yeast and alcohol. Sharp, fruity opening. Plum, cherry. Heavy malt. Some wild yeast character. Carbonation noted immediately. Active mouthfeel. Warming finish. Powerful, flavorful, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (629) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Vintage 2014 Edition.

This bottled has matured 2 years in Florida since I bought it in February 2015.

The beer pours hazy and orange-brown with a thin head. No lacing on the glass.

Nose: Raisin, plum, oak, Bourbon, syrup, grain, vanilla and toffee.
Taste: Deep and complex. Plum, raisin, brown sugar, Bourbon, vanilla, spices and wood.
Mouth: Medium to full body. High carbonation. Warming alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Hazy orange pour with off white head. Aroma is rye and yeast. Taste is rye, roast malt, vanilla, cherry and biurbon. Pretty complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2407) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear orange some frothy head no lacing. Nose is sweet syrup and some rye pepper. Notes of sweet syrup, dark fruit, candi sugar, bourbon vanilla. Taste big sweet medium/light bitter. Full body medium fizzy carbonation, alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1163) - LA, California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
This is now available in a 4-pack of 12 oz bottles. Doesnt say Smokestack Series but the abv and ibu line up to this brew. Pours amber brown with small head and lace in a tulip glass. Aroma of malt, grains, bourbon. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, caramel, molasses, bourbon, grains, minerals, wet towel. Overall, big, bold...ooh wee!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portwood (247) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
Bourbon soaked cherries, caramel, vanilla, toffee. Moderate carbonation, full bodied w/some alcohol heat. Raisins, candied sugar, cherries, candied orange...a lot of flavor going on. (bottled 09/30/15)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (557) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
A super new age quad. A dense redish mahogany body with an active off white head. The nose is engaging, with toffee, cherries, dark berries and a touch of citrus hops. Sweet, easy drinking bourbon leads the taste profile. Not harsh at all. Rich toffee, biscuit malt, candied fruit, cherries and a touch of citrus hops create a rich smooth but still lively blend. A hint of sourness and yeast add to the complexity. Barrel aging that is not overdone. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4355) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2017
750ml corked and caged. Dark, hazy brown pour, with a small beige head. Incoming!!!!!!! We have a barrel bomb!!! Whoa, the nose on this is all barrel. Massive notes of Bourbon, wood, vanilla and its very very boozy. As it warms more fruit comes through, but man this is woody, and earthy, and loaded with sweet Bourbon barrel notes. Carb is nice, mouth feel is solid. Finish is slightly astringent, medium butter finish, boozy, and fruit with mkr huge barrel notes..if barrel bombs are your thing this is for you.. This is one of the more barrel forward beers Ive ever tasted. But the base quad is much too lost for my tastes, I can barely tell what the base beer is. Good, not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3926) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, dried fruit, wood and bourbon. Taste is complex with bourbon, toffee and some fruity notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubyroo (146) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
Heavy aroma of bourbon and booze. Light notes of cherry and vanilla. Taste follows with oak tannin, raisin, plum. Palate is medium-thick, with a slightly tannic finish and some heat. Overall- quite well done, good balance of flavour. Most bourbon-forward beer I have ever tasted.

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