RATINGS: 836   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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4.7
colui72 (1185) - HONG KONG - FEB 17, 2018
Pours copper, medium cream head and some nice legs. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, ripe fruit. Tastes sweet, Belgian character, fruity, ripe and dried fruits, spices, oak, vanilla, cherries, bourbon, leather. Full bodied, creamy, great sipper. Excellent ale.

3.3
Beaver (1885) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2018
12 oz bottle, best by 10/5/19. Pours very murky caramel color with a big fizzy off white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is subdued - slightly roasted grainy malts with a little fruity booze.

The flavor is sweet fruitcake caramel malts with some yeasty funk and a boozy finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice boozy quad.

4
Eructoblaster (4516) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle - 750ml. Pours a hazy brown body with an average, off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with Bourbon, woody, cherry, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is not too agressive. Its rich, well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries Bourbon, woody, yeasty, cherry, and some subtle spicy notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable.

3.9
ciocanelu (3188) - 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 (129) - 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 (846) - 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 (4595) - 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 (5255) - 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 (248) - 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.


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