RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1202) - , Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
trying to love this style and not quite getting there. very complex aroma and taste.. moreso as it warms. aroma of many things - light bourbon, vinous fruits, light caramel maybe. taste was of many things - tartness in addition to the aroma flavors. very light touches all around; esp on the bourbon brrl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (681) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
2016/12/08 - Pours a hazy amber brown with lots of suspended particulate and a thin, off white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing. Aroma is oaky vanilla, dark fruits (raisins, cherries), burnt sugar, butterscotch, yeast and bourbon. Taste is oaky vanilla, sweet bourbon, caramel, yeast and hints of dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with smooth carbonation and a moderately sweet, lightly warming finish. Being a fan of quads and bourbon barrel aged beers, I really enjoyed this. Just the right amount of bourbon and the ABV is well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (210) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Rust on colour with a thick white head, this beer looks fantastic. I get dark fruits on the nose and a boozy warmth on taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky orangey brown with moderate-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is big on bourbon, toffee, raisin, candi sugar and some alcohol. Flavour is also huge bourbon, toffee, raisin and other dried dark fruitiness, brown sugar, yeasty spiciness and some booziness. Body is medium to full. Not my style but well done.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cattaneopapa (350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2016
750ml bottle from LCBO. 11.8% alc./vol. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with one finger of head that quickly reduces into a spotty film. I get tons of bourbon and toffee on the nose with notes of plums and dark cherries. Wow, what a complex taste. Bourbon back bone with toffee and caramel up front then it fades into a well balanced spicy oak and finishes with an alcohol soaked cherry flavour. Medium-thick bodied with moderate carbonation. Leaves a sticky caramel mouthfeel. If youre a fan of Belgian Quads and Bourbon, then dont even hesitate to try one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1827) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Pours a cloudy caramel color with a very large light tan head. Caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and alcohol on the nose. Tarter and more bitter at the finish than I wouldve expected. Not as rich as I expected either. A lot of oak in the flavor. Fruity mainly, with secondary caramel flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenDover (226) - Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Pours a very cloudy pinkish-orange, lots of sediment and suspended particulates. Good amount of off-white foam, very fine. Aroma is sweet and malty, can also smell the bourbon. Taste is bourbon and tart, with fainter amounts of caramel and malty sweetness. I would have preferred a bit weaker on the bourbon and a bit more of the caramel sweetness, but still pretty good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (839) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2016
12oz bottle. Cloudy caramel copper pour. Strong bourbon barrel aroma, some dark fruits. Some harsh alcohol up front, then sweetness come. Good finish, I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2179) - Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, 2014 vintage - big foamy head, dark brown color, big Belgian complex aroma and flavor, malty, dark fruits, boozy bourbon, with just some mild cherries in the background, very good overall

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (3343) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2016
2014 bottle, from Triangle Wine Morrisville IIRC. Cork comes out with a loud pop and flies across the kitchen. Good aroma, sweet, malty, oaky. Strong bourbon, not overwhelming though, oak, cherry, big initial head, slowly faded to a foam cover, good lace. Clean brownish orange color. Strong sweet flavor. Full body, oily, creamy texture, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Very nice level of barrel, yet still retaining quad aspects. Getting some yeasty fruitiness as it warms in aroma. Just about perfect level of bourbon.


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