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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours a hazy auburn color with a light brown head. Pretty foamy. Smells nice aroma. Smell alcohol, dates and brown sugar. Taste the alcohol slightly as well. Some sugary plums with some raisins. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml bottle numbered 24732 poured into tulip glass. 2011 vintage. Batch 2011-3. Best by 11-2013. Aroma: tart cherries, oak, vanilla, bourbon, earthy, alcohol, smoke, dark fruits Appearance: Semi-hazy reddish brown color with 1 finger of tan head that faded quickly. Very few bubbles rising to surface. Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, heavy sour Palate: finish is medium sour, medium sweet, and a bit of heat from the alcohol. medium body and a slick/thin texture. carbonation is very lively. Overall: Excellent barrel aged quad. Detracted slightly on the palate due to the heat. Aroma had lots of oak and cherries but could have smelled better. I much prefer this over Rye-On-Rye.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2010 bottle. Murky brown; medium foamy khaki head. Aroma - fruit, perfume. Flavor - boozy; rum/bourbon; wood; kick of fruit, cherry, raisin. A bit overcarbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
This is my 1000th rating. Truth be told, I suck at this rating thing. There have been 100s that I have forgotten to rate, or have been too drunk to remember, or was just too lazy to write a rating for. Unless I get a massive hair up my ass, this will likely be my last rating. At any rate, this beer ruled. It was sweet and funky and delicious. Go out on top, I say. Cheers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3527) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle Ive been holding on to for a little bit. Pours a murky brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a little pungent and tart. The flavor is a smooth malt with some caramel and toffee. The finish is tart again and a little sour. Earlier in the drink I was getting a bit more vanilla in the flavor. As it warms and I get further down the bottle the cherries come out a little more. Yes they are pretty present despite what the description tells you. There is a decent sweetness to this. This is a pretty entertaining drink on its own but if you put this up against some of the quad kings this would be towards the bottom of the list. On its own though I am rating this pretty high due to the complexity and confluence of flavors that come together pretty nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7616) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Poured from a 750ml bottle, shared by someone who i dont currently remember... Eh, this one was a bit funky on the nose after it poured a reddish color with a foamy white head. Was told its not really supposed to be tart, so, assume infected. Otherwise a relatively drinkable brew but I dont think what was expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2719) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours a gorgeous thick tan with sediment. Off white head. Smells like smoldering wood and brandy. A bit of dried fruit. Lots of smoke and a touch of sour cherry on the tongue. Thick and full mouthfeel. Some vanilla on the tongue. Needs more sweetness or tartness to balance the big brandy and smoke flavours. Otherwise, a really awesome brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
not sure of the vintage but its bottle 537/11248. tasted 11/25/11. reddish brown pour with a small off white head. aroma and flavor are smokey, cherry, caramel, black pepper and vanilla. soft mellow carbonation on a med-full body. 7/3/7/3/15

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
In short: A moderately bourdonny, heavily caramelized and slightly fruity strong ale. Very good big beer that is actually quite easy to drink
How: Bottle 750ml, corked and caged. Consumed when probably around 1 year of age. Hard to tell because I dont remember who sent it to me. Thanks someone.
The look: Cloudy rust-color body topped by a medium beige head dissipating to almost nothing
In long: Nose shows a lot of bourbon barrels over a sweet malt backbone. In mouth the bourbon is a bit more discreet than in the aroma. The malts are rich and creamy with plenty of luscious caramel along with some raisins and a toasted pie crust sweetness. Basically it tastes like a raisin pie dipped in caramel. Unlike typical Belgian Quads that usually push the fruitiness forward, with this BBQ it was the other way around with the caramel dominating the fruitiness. This made for a simpler Quad. However there was an oak barrel presence that added a nice woody dryness/astringency to the beer and made it quite easy to drink. Alcohol rather well hidden. Drinking a full bottle was all too easy, and were talking about a near 12% beer here. Carbonation was relatively relaxed, far from the liveliness I expect from a true Belgian Abt but that is probably due to the barrel aging. Very nice integration of the bourbon barrels here. And pretty clever of Boulevard to include a subliminal BBQ message in the beer name to attract coveted demographic of fat Americans, because some of these Americans are getting so fat that statistically one out of four American weigh as much as the other three combined.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5402) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
750 ml bottle corked and caged, poured a dark red color with aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a feint hint of cherries. Flavor is similar to the aroma, and blended nicely, one of my favorite barrel aged beers to date, nice and real enjoyable, doesnt have the hotness that the aroma suggested it would.


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