RATINGS: 797   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luttonm (5549) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. 12oz. Creamy soft foam, tall and lacing. Lovely red-brown, heavy but ultimately fairly clear-edged. Very nice balance in the body, alcohol smooth and hidden and complex flavors filling the palate. Barrel is quite present, and is more notable than the quad base. Light spiced character, some earl gray tea, a touch of cherry acidity. Tea, spice and some alcohol burn on the nose. Barrels vanilla-bourbon character is a smooth undertone to the entire beer. Smooth, filling but never harsh. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (696) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Funky whiskey aroma. Nice ebony color. Notes of dark fruit, whiskey, and candy. Nice boozy warming finish. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (440) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
It pours murky hazelnut brown; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: plums, oak, toffee, citrus-zest, toast, figs, and bubblegum. The taste is medium-heavy sweet that finishes heavy bitter and lightly astringent. The palate is full bodied, had medium carbonation (very soft); the finish is long. Overall, its superb!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1216) - , 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 (707) - 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 (224) - 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 (3628) - 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 (374) - 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 (1893) - 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 (228) - 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.


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