RATINGS: 802   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
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 A unique take on the style offering somewhat subtle, well balanced and integrated, decently complex barrel, fruit, yeast, and malt tones

A clear, vibrant, deep copper body presents several fading carbonation streamers and a smooth to frothy light khaki head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving a pair of thick peninsulas and a few spots and spatters of clinging lace
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Oak, mild bourbon, yeasty belgian notes, light candied malts, and shadowing cherry qualities coalesce to inspire further nuances of milk chocolate, vanilla, oranges, peaches, and fruitcake on a smooth, highly quaffable medium body with well restrained carbonation and building creaminess finishing with a pleasant layer of oak complimented by mild dancing spirit characteristics surrounded by lightly tart fruits; this one generally creates a bright, integrated experience with subtle tart, sweet, and tannic qualities mingling and complimenting to create a warm, nuanced ale which seemed to need a few minutes to completely present itself within each serving

25.4oz 2013 vintage code BB13226-2 08-2015 served at 60 into TeKu



10/16/2010 2009 Batch 1 No 9145 of 11384

Appearance(3) Aroma(7): pours a deep amber increasingly hazy as the servings progress from this 750 ml bottle, a quickly dying one inch bone colored head settles to a couple strands of wavy lace and a thick ring smells of mellow bourbon, brandy with rich wood notes and sour cherries

Taste(8) Palatte(3): mildly sweet stone fruits and yeasty spices are followed by mellowing creamy bourbon and vanilla, sour and acidic cherry character persists, enjoyed the third serving the most which included more yeast, also, a little time to breath and warm was beneficial fairly light mouth from a quad, slick, virtually no sense of alcohol with some carbonation which keeps the lighter body from being watery, surprisingly easy to drink considering alcohol percentage

Overall (17): a nice quad with some interesting cherry, barrel and liquor notes, major flavor elements in this one work quite well together, acidic cherries cut through and balance the rich bourbon, especially once the bourbon character subdued with some time to breath, one of the easiest drinking barrel aged +11% brews Ive encountered

Enjoyed with a slightly gooey homemade oatmeal craisin white chocolate cookie



03/09/11 2009 Batch 1 No 9155 of 11384

Served in 13.5 oz Luigi Bormioli Napoleon Brandy

Not sure if the glass or matured palate was the difference, but this bottle was excellent

Light to medium body with medium to lower levels of carbonation

Well balanced mix of wood, bourbon and tartness

Mouth is on the light to medium side, very smooth and moist, just a touch of dry bitterness to end



4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (772) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
35,5cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Helder hazelnootbruin met een beige schuimkraag. G: Rozijnen, kersen, toffee en wat alcohol. S: Zoet. Karamel, gedroogd fruit, kersen, wat esters en alcohol. M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3339) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
2015 edition. Best before 30/09/2017. Pours a cloudy deep amber colour with a warm cap, decent retention with some mild creamy lacing. Lots of particles of different sizes running through it. Very sweet aromas with many dark fruits (raisins, plums, dates), caramel, toffee, burnt sugars and some spices. The taste is sweet, but not as rich as expected which makes it easier to drink. Still the dark fruits, caramel with some hints of molasses. A slight dry finish. Goes down very easily. A little too rich to have a big bottle though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark ruddy brown pour with a tall, creamy to chunky beige head that has good retention. Aroma of dark fruit, bourbon, cherries, turbinado sugar, fresh baked whole grain bread, light nutty and chocolate notes and some tough to pin down, kinda sharp fruity esters. Flavor is caramel, toffee, bourbon (more woody than anything), and dark sugar up front; then licorice, cooked apples and stone fruit, hay, hints of cocoa nibs, slightly tart, mellow cherries, some spicy, lightly peppery and bready yeast notes round out the finish. Bourbon cherries and stone fruit linger for a while. Heavy body, chewy, but somewhat creamy feel, medium, blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation. I really like this beer, everything just works together. It would be a perfect cold weather sipper with, or without a nice mellow cigar.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eggburner (2) - - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
Expensive but very good Very smooth flavorful 11.8% so sip slow and enjoy Purchased at the Celina wine store 05/10/17 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (2173) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle from LCBO.. Caramel, marshmallow, bourbon aroma. Same notes in the taste with some spice. Not all that boozy. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dysenteri (305) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2017
Taster. Bourbon, caramel, butter, fudge. Sweet, a small sting from alcohol. Very balanced and tasty beer Brown color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tryemallonce (27) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2017
UPDATED: APR 3, 2017 Wonderful dark fruits aroma. Definately some C2H5OH in the aroma and taste. Malty boozy goodness. Go get some, its great. At 11.8% be careful!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
55x11 (77) - - MAR 20, 2017
Aroma of Belgian phenols, toffee and plum/raisins. Slight alcohol whiff. Appearance is fairly clear copper with white head and beautiful Belgian lacing. Flavor is dark stone fruit. Plums. Raisins. Dried cherries. Alcohol. Bourbon. Mouthfeel - full body, medium high carbonation. Sweetness in the finish. Overall an excellent Belgian quad. Very tasty and alcohol hides well behind the malty and yeast flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shawnmurphy (262) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2017
A four-pack of 12-ounce bottles purchased at Sebastian (Fla.) Discount Beverage while visiting my snowbird parents; FYI, in a virtual interesting-beer wasteland, this small place was a good find. Pours into a snifter a cloudy amber color, leaving behind a small off-white head. Aroma is pretty much as the packaging says it will be: bourbon, wood, vanilla beans. The flavor is more complex; I taste plums, dates, figs, raisins, prunes, cherries, toffee (as it warms, the flavor kicks up -- not surprising). It has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. This is a very good Americanized Beligan quad from a consistently good brewery nearly dead-smack in the middle of the U.S.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7807) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium orange-brown with some lively specks floating about. Aroma has some brown sugar accents, a hint of molasses, light wisps of bourbon. Delicious flavor, some nuttiness permeates throughout, some date-like sweetness, some cherry fruitiness, brown sugar an a wee bit of bourbon, just enough. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Nice winter warmer on this last grasp of winter in North Florida.


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