RATINGS: 833   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 “angel’s 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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4.2
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours to an immense, frothy, fat and fluffy head with lacing all over the glass. Shiny red/orange. 5 on the exquisite appearance. Impressive aroma of tart cherries, vanilla, bourbon, and booze. Taste follows suit, though palate and mouthfeel is ever so slightly watery. Besides that, this is really a treat. More pungent than a typical quad due to the cherry and bourbon, but still pretty amazing. Four-plusser. More refined than their Sixth Glass, which is a good brew in its own right.

4
Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2013 release. Dark, slightly viscous amber pour with an off white head. Lots of lacing on this one. Nose is malt, caramel and a hint of cherry. I like the taste of this - mellow for sure. Easy on the bourbon. Easy on the booze. A little belgian spice and a hint of cherry. Quite nice.

4.1
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Very Little Light, Decent Off White Head, Mild Lacing S: Sour Cherries, Bourbon, Honey T: Honey, Red Cherries, Mild Bourbon, Mild Red Plum M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Dry, Mildly Boozy Overall, a decent beer but IMO a simple version of it, well balanced but not a great interpretation of the style, too simple.

4.3
jhamp9 (2010) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Clear copper with a medium sized cream head. Aroma is bourbon, cherry, wood and vanilla. Taste is complex with layers of flavors. Caramel, tart cherry, bourbon, and vanilla are all very present. Nice sweetness and slightly sour notes. Medium body with soft carbonation. This is a really great beer.

4.2
wlajwl (7213) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Aroma is malts, fruit and a good hint of alcohol. The flavor is cherries, fruit, malts, mild/medium sweetness and a mix of tartness and alcohol in the finish.

3.7
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2013
This beer’s appearance is beautiful due to the opaque chestnut color and large off-white head. The aroma is strongly reminiscent of bourbon with caramel malts and hints of cherries and toffee, and the taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami. The palate combines a medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a long finish.

3.3
Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
S’ok. Has an almost lagery taste in it. Goes down clean, without diactyl. Not many rasin notes - has more of a sweet flavor.

4
Bule (2311) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2013 Vintage. 750ml bottle pours a copper brown color with a bit of head. Mild bourbon flavors though they still overpower the rest of the beer.

4
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours a nice hazy orange/brown color with a small fizzy off white head. Good amount of bourbon on the nose, dark fruits, candi sugar, vanilla, sweet smelling, slightly oaky, and slightly boozy. Nice vanilla and cherry flavor up front, mellow bourbon notes, a hint of oak, some nice dark fruits, caramel, and a little alcohol. Delicious beer, but slightly hot when it’s fresh. I’ll have to lay another bottle down for a few years.

4
ABUSEDGOAT (2905) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Doom in a bottle. Hazy pinkish brown, large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is sweet with notes of sugar, plum, cherry, vanilla, bourbon. Medium to full bodied, cherry flavor is present with bourbon and sugary plum. Alcohol hidden well, moderate to high sweetness, dangerous. Enjoy.


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