RATINGS: 820   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2012
already a fan of the sixth glass, i was expecting this to be dominated by bourbon flavors (which I like). As it turns out, the barrel aging softens the fruity and sour flavors, adds a touch of bourbon flavor, an overall makes a nice improvement on an already good beer


4.5
aoiioushi (4) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2017 does not count
Smooth quad with a strong alcoholic finish. Sweet smell, full body complex taste with the warmness of cider and booze. High alcohol beer you can with pastry or pie

3.7
ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pour was light brown with a large foamy off white head. Lots of floaties held in suspension, as if they were in a jello. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar, spice, raisin, fig. Taste was light sweet, bourbon, plum, cherry liquor.

3.4
weihenweizen (4051) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a cup. Hazy medium brown with small beige head. Aroma is bourbon, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is bourbon, barrel, and booze.

4.3
HighlanderOne (1366) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Poured from bottle. AROMA - bourbon and waffles with maple syrup. APPEARANCE - mahogany with tan head. TASTE - bourbon and oak flavors come through in a big way. Also dark honey, maple syrup, alcohol (glad I shared this), toffee, caramel, butterscotch. PALATE- full, heavy, boozy. OVERALL - I would definitely buy again.

3.9
Aurelius (5500) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Dark, rusty pour with a tall, beady, smoked ivory pour. Slope-shouldered 11.2 or 12 oz bottle with a decent label. Lambicky, sour, raspberry/cherry aroma with tannins and leather - very nice. Sour raisins and prunes up front, krieky backbeat, leather, dust, hay, wood, vinous, vanilla, toffee. Mouthy, effervescent. Really nice and complex. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane, Tallahassee.

3.5
hershiser2 (3597) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle from wine warehouse. Pours murky reddish with a large beige head. Aroma is tart cherry, dust, light bourbon. Flavor is dark fruit, black cherry, bourbon, a little earth, hint of vanilla.

4.3
bmcwolf (6) - - OCT 2, 2017 does not count
Heavy ale flavor 12% content leads to bold slow drink Keep it cold enough Pours a fat head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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ehaak26 (680) - - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle from Jungle Jim's. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruits, alcohol, and cherries.

3.7
ebone1988 (2080) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Aroma is wood, cherry, dark fruit, toffee, caramel, yeast, booze, spice. Appearance is brownish red, fluffy light brown head, unfiltered. Taste is woody cherries, toffee, spices, bourbon, caramel, yeast, maybe a touch of clove, dark fruit, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, a Rochefort 10 amount of carbonation, woody cherry boozy spicy aftertaste. Overall, it's definitely different, but still quite solid.

3.4
AWISLguy (3288) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2017
375ml bottle from Total Wine in Brookfield. Cellar aged 3 months and shared with bananabi11. Served colder than cellar temperature. Hazy reddish amber pour with some floaties. Aroma has cherry, thick yeast, sweet malts, oak, nut. Taste is of sweet malts, a solid yeasty presence, stone fruits, nuts, vanilla. Full bodied. Some alcohol presence. The blend is ok/solid, but doesn't come together great. Finishes sweetly yeasty fruity. Solid/interesting brew. The oak is a player. The yeast/quad was a bit muted. But all didn't come together great. 13.5


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