RATINGS: 832   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (248) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Not that much of an improvement over the 6th glass except the bourbon flavor.


3.9
ciocanelu (3112) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 19, 2018
Hazy amber color with creamy beige head. Aroma has some toffee, brown sugar, light bourbon and some dried dates. Taste is sweet at first with dried fruits and some brown sugar notes. Aftertaste lingers with some bourbony toffee notes. Medium body with medium to low carbonation. Overall it's a decent quad but quite tame for a barrel aged beer.

4.2
zubblwump (128) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2018 Deep red-orange pour, with lots of lively carbonation. A substantial pile of sediment settled in the bottom of the glass. Rich sweet aroma. Full body, silky smooth going down with a very nice spiciness, and a sweet ending to each and every sip. This is interesting, unique, and very enjoyable.

3.9
Frothmeister (843) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2018
2015 Vintage. 750ml bottle with best before of 30/09/2017. Today, 08/01/2018. No worse for wear. Pours a hazy poppy red with brown tinges orbing the inside of the glass and a thin orange/beige cap. Smells fantastic, like an incredible dessert. Boozy with kriek like cherry notes, raisin, fig, buttery bourbon oak underneath that, and dried fruit bars. Overall, it smells like delicious fruit cake. Taste wise, thinner bodied, and much drier than I was expecting with cherry right out of the gates that fades into booziness with lots of dried dark fruits, the butterscotch of bourbon oak, light earthy notes, and faint dried cherry that heads into bigger butterscotch, oak, raisin, with light bitterness and cherry juice in the finish. This is surprisingly well rounded, and far more easy drinking than it should be given the ABV. Even given the hefty price tag, I would definitely buy this again.

3.9
Vighals (4548) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Rødbrun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter først lagringen, trevirke, vanilje, røkt, bourbonen ligger der også, noe svisker og lett kakao. Middels + i fylde. Smaker alkohol, fat, bitter brent karamell, og vanilje. Lang

3.1
Homer321 (5249) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle from the rotter. Light pepper and booze aroma. Small white head. Taste is light cherry and figs. Mediocre at best.

3.9
bigb1970 (4) - - DEC 2, 2017 does not count
Great color. Typical quad start with a big alcohol flavor . Some subtle bourbon notes. Slightly bitter finish. Overall a good Belgian. A little strong for some ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
KevinReddirt (238) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2017
I am a fan of Sixth Glass already. Let us see if Bourbon Barrel Quad keeps that going. I obtained a single 12 oz. bottle in Burleson, TX at a local supermarket, very fortunate. I open the bottle and pour about half into my New Belgium snifter. The liquid is dark brown with red highlights. The head is a full, finely bubbled, off-white, almost tan, foam. The scent, I am not quite sure, significant on the liquor end of things. Not bad, just not expected. I trust the taste will be a kick up. A drink, well hell yes, much better. Significantly better than the nose, I still get the bourbon on top of the ale. There is an oak woodiness, malt, a caramel sweetness, a touch of the cherries apparently. The 11,8% abv is looking around the corner at me. Very unique, very grown up, I appreciate that. I determine little of a quad in there but that is all right. I take it for what it is. So I like Sixth Glass a lot, this is just different. Impressive.

3.8
Gerbeer (4154) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear brown with light head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, toasted malts and raisins. Flavors follow same with dry toffee, subtle fruit, and more oak. Nice

3.9
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2017
bottle, rated around last January - Pours dark amber. Smells very malty with dark fruit, bourbon, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with cherry notes and bourbon that comes through but isn't overpowering. Full bodied. Very good.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (747) - - NOV 24, 2017
11.2floz bottle, BBD 07.14.2019, 11.2% ABV, $4 single, tulip glass. Cherries, Belgian yeast, bourbon aromas - check. Dark amber in color with a good, appropriate amount of head - check. Essences of cough syrup, bourbon, and husky grain flavors take on predominance at different points while drinking. Fizziness is quite evident on the first few sips, but settles to lighten a body that is full of rigor. Pretty good, but it's a mish mash that doesn't come together evenly for my tastes to be anything great.


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