Boulevard Brewing Co. Smokestack Series The Sixth Glass – Abt / Quadrupel at 10.5% ABV | 22 IBU

Boulevard Brewing Co. Smokestack Series The Sixth Glass Abt / Quadrupel at 10.5% ABV | 22 IBU (C$17.25 at Sundance Wine Market, 750 ml, best before 1-Mar-2017, acquired 25-Aug-2015, reviewed 7-May-2018)

Appearance: clear ruby-tinged medium amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head, good retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel and toffee, raisins, nuts, spices. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet tending slightly high, moderate-low bitter, light spice. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, medium duration mildly warming finish. (4/5)

“The sixth glass! Yes, in that glass sits a demon, in the form of a little, well dressed, attractive and very fascinating man, who thoroughly understands you, agrees with you in everything, and becomes quite a second self to you.” Sure, why not? Six glasses of this ought to be enough to make you see any number of demons. And, fact is, given the low presence of the huge ABV, one might well be forgiven for doing just that. Although the aroma is malt forward with a creme brûlée burnt sugar note, the sweetness is quite tempered on the tongue, giving big malt character without any becoming cloying. Well-balanced example of the style. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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