RATINGS: 1119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Do you know what dwells in a glass?" asks Ole, in Hans Christian Andersens The Watchman of the Tower. Better known for stories such as The Little Mermaid, Andersen wrote this short, cautionary tale for a somewhat older audience. Our quadrupel ale, also meant for the mature connoisseur, is a deep and mysterious libation, dark auburn and full-bodied, its sweetness deceptive. As Ole describes the glasses in turn, their contents become more ominous until, in the sixth glass...

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 28, 2011
bottle. hazy light brown with a large foamy tan head. caramel and dark fruit aroma with a heavy brown sugar note. flavor has lots of brown sugar and nuts. medium body. sweet. fruityness is low in flavor and nuts/b sugar are more dominating. i like it, but not very traditional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle: Pours a dark burgundy color with a nice light head. The nose is spicy and sweet with tons of dark fruit and alcohol. The flavor is muddy with malts and yeast with a floral peppery finish. Lighter carbonation and sweeter than I hoped for. Good, but still obviously not a belgian.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rwilcox42 (17) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
We have been enjoying the Boulevard Smokestack Series all week long. Tonight we pour The Sixth Glass Quadrupel Ale. It pours dark brown with a hint of amber glint and leaves little head that quickly dissipates to nothingness. Dark brown in the glass this brew lights up to a dark amber with red tones under a light. Little to no lacing is left on the Trappist glass as I swirl the dark inviting fluid around. Hints of raisins, fruit, and spice fill my nose as I take in the aroma which is strong, not over powered, and refined. I also detect Carmel and banana as i delve deeper into the aromatic atmosphere. The first sip fills my mouth full bodied, smooth, and invigorating. There is a certain rough playfullness at the end of the swallow where you are reminded that it was there and the glass has more to come. Each brew in the Smokestack Series has impressed and The Sixth Glass is no different. The Sixth glass is a great example of what craft beers should taste and feel like. Even though this brew has 10.5% alcohol by volume you would not guess as the booziness is hidden very well. Again I say there is a certain playfulness in its roughness, yet is not harsh on the tongue. Enjoy this brew by itself by the pint in a Trappist glass. I would pair this with a sharp cheese or something else salty rather than a sweet. Savor the smell and take in the auburn sight of the brew in front of you. The bottle says that the brew is for the mature connoisseur and I would agree, but as the mature connoisseur please introduce this to a friend. All in all: This particular brew does allot to impress as have all of the other Smokestack Series that I have had the pleasure to partake in. The smell brings you in and draws you back for more. Actually, I have no real issues with this brew, it is not technically as perfect as some others, but it is something you will remember. Pour, Share, enjoy...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1716) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 A hazy, copper pour with a tan head. The nose is fruity with sugary malt, apple, and some light raisin. The medium body has an oily texture and lively carbonation. The sweet initial taste fades to a tart finish with a touch of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Caged and corked. Poured with a towering fortress of foam that shelters a deep brown bottom. The aroma is sweet and robust ... apples and fresh fall orchards. This beer stings at its initial contact ... full of vim and vigor. Rich with full malt, almost an apple vinegar thing. Not for the feint of heart. (#4062, 1/23/2011)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2011
2008 bottle thanks to TheBeerSommelier. pours a deep hazy red / light brown with a 1 finger off white head. some yeast sediment at the bottom, but not much. really nice aromas - lots of dark fruits including raisins and dark cherries along with some brown sugar. full round body - very smooth throughout. lots of sweet dark fruit over the mouth with very light spices. big sweet finish with some candi sugar, light bubblegum, honey and mild tart cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Sampled at the Knoxville Smokestack tasting, or whatever it was called. Reddish copper, thin ring of foam. Smells like molasses, honey, and maybe some boozy notes. Flavor is hints of bourbon, honey, some nice yeasty notes. A bit on the heavy side.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FullObs (136) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
12oz bottle into my NB etched globe. A medium amber color with 2 " of head. Smells roasty, caramel, & raisin. A good amount of carbonation, probably should have usd a regular glass. Thin to medium body . A mild sweetness. Tasty and unique with good drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Pours a deep garnet red and slightly cloudy. Light off white head. Taste is raisins, dark caramel malts, banana esters, belgain phenolics, earthy , spicy hop aroma, and some sweet malts. Taste is sweet malts with enough bitterness to make enjoyable. Wonderful taste and overall

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Amber with fluffy head. Aroma is tart candy, fermented apple juice and alcohol. Flavor mimics aroma with alcohol, spices and tart apples. Fantastic.


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