RATINGS: 798   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on December 7th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a caramel red.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel, bourbon, some fruit..
Taste: Light bitter, caramel, sweet, lots of bourbon..
Palate:Medium body, nearly sticky.

Summary: Something about this beer just didnt hit right..its well made, but nothing drew me in.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1124) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
2008 bottle. Ruby color with tiny white head. Muted Bourbon and malt aroma. Taste is quite tart. With some Bourbon and sweet malt. Crisp Carb and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2012
I was really disappointed by this one. It had a great quad nose after aging a year but in the body and palate the bourbon took over and dominated. Tasted like a poured some crappy bourbon in a good beer. Balance was way off and it really wasnt enjoyable to drink. Surprised because it had plenty of time to rest, still was way off.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle from batch 2011, #20692, Whew, what a big beer to try and finish. bourbon, cherry juice, plums, raisin, fig, fruit, lots of stuff going on here and the beer drastically changed as it warmed even to room temp.. big beer no doubt.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle on Turkey day with the aforementioned bird. Pour is a clear light brown, with a off white head that is pretty chunky at first, but fades to a nice dense off white cap that leaves good lacing. Somewhat muddy on the last pour. Aroma is barrel heavy, with lots of vanillin, brown sugar, some booze, dark fruits. Tastes is more dark fruit forward, belgian yeast character, light hop bitterness, Leather, tobacco, brown sugar, and the like. Very nice. Lingering booze heat. Nice beer. Thanks Tyler for busting this out for the Zipps Cellar Sale!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Nice warm beer with plenty of caramel and over-ripe dark forest fruit and bourbon. Even a hint of bitter citrus or grass. Pretty enjoyable. Buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Boozy bourbon aroma with a lot of wood and a little vanilla. To me a quadrupel is more about complex malt and yeast flavors, but this is all about the alcohol. Taste is bourbon, overwhelming everything except a faint cherry aftertaste. If I wanted bourbon, Id have bought bourbon. Very disappointing effort from a brewery I really like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1490) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2012
Orange amber color, off white head. Fades to a collar quickly. Nose is of cherry, caramel, vanilla, slight raisin and prune and just a bit of backing bourbon and oak. Like that can get the base beer in the nose. Taste is more bourbon forward. Fair amount of booze in this. Cherries, caramel and brown sugar. Still quite solid. Slick and slightly sugary body with a hot alcohol finish. Very barrel forward in the mouth. Good slow sipper that might be a bit too young. Treatment is quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (3022) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Another burnt sienna brew with a small eggshell cap that diminished quickly. Tart cherry skin, dark fruit, caramel, and toffee in the nose. Aspirin accompanied by Bing, plum, and brown sugar. The sourness and odd medicinal qualities are a bit off putting. Palatable but not enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle #1041, batch 2-2009. Poured a hazy brown with a quick off-white head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, barrel, brown sugar, spice, and dark fruits. The flavor found dark fruits, vanilla, and hints of hops. Medium body, sweet, smooth, and warming.


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