The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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2.13/5 rDev -48.7%
12oz to duvel tulip
Best by 12/26/14
A – Opaque murky brown. Can barely make out some sediment and bubbles near the glass wall. Thin but complete layer of khaki head.
S – A lot of alcohol and some slightly sweet dark fruit. The alcohol is potent. Dark cherry, raisin, a bit of leather.
T – Some dark fruit that’s washed away by the alcohol. The alcohol isn’t very sharp, but it’s there. The cherries and raisins are up front (though a fizziness detracts) and then get washed away by alcohol. Very slight characteristic Belgian taste emerges for a second, then a light alcohol taste is the only taste. Finishes out with alcohol and a pinch of dark fruit.
M – A fizziness up front that obscures the taste for a second, I don’t like this. Medium bodied for most of the way through. Alcohol is apparent but not sharp. A semi-wet finish, appropriate for style.
O – Unfortunately this beer has large dings in every major category. I regret buying a four pack to cellar, but will see if the alcohol mellows with age. It ought to, or I also made a small (much smaller) mistake on buying a half case of Parabola; so I’m definitely hopeful. Alcohol was everywhere, almost like someone put brown sugar, cherries, and raisins into some Malibu/tonic. I don’t have much nice to say, so I’ll stop writing.
3, 2, 2, 2.25, 2.25; 2.15.
08-27-2013 01:50:05 | More by nsheehan
3.56/5 rDev -14.2%
A: Surprisingly light in hue for the style, I think. A hazy, darker amber--it is topped off with a nice, billowing head, though, leaving some smatterings of lace behind.
S + T: Some nice, malty aromas along with scents of raisin. Flavor profile is quite similar, with a big malty sweetness. Alcohol profile is quite high, with plenty of peppery warmth on the finish
M + D: The alcohol is certainly not hidden on this one, and it can be a little heavy as the bottle goes. I find that many other quads keep this element of the beer more under control or subdued, relative to the other highlights of the beers. It's certainly a decent brew, yet I believe it's open to some improvements.
08-19-2013 02:04:21 | More by Proteus93
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
A: Beautiful ruby colored beer. Topped with about 1 1/2 finger's worth pf slightly off-white head. the head is quite fluffy, and fed by a stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass, so it has incredibly long retention.
S: Big malty aroma, plenty of dark stone fruit, raisins, Belgian yeast, and toffee. A great smell, fruity and complex
T: Pretty much what the nose leads to to expect. Lots of sweet toffee malts, rum-soaked raisins, biscuity malts. The alcohol is much more present in the flavor than it was in the aroma. The end brings some bitterness t counteract the heavy malts.
M: Rich and syrupy, with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: A good quad. Lots of rich flavors, and a nice balance. 12 oz. ends up being a fair amount of this beer, and I'm glad it's not a 750 ml. Not as interesting as some quads, perhaps a little too balanced, if that makes any sense. Just a lot of god flavors all playing together nicely.
08-18-2013 21:55:18 | More by DaveBlack
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
Best by 10/20/14, poured into a chalice
A- pours a cloudy deep-garnet color with a fizzy cream colored head that reduces and eventually dissapears completely
S- lots of deep dark fruit aromas of fig and date, banana nut bread, cooked apples, raisins, brown sugar , with a kick of alcohol
T- rich and malty notes of fig and raisin coat the mouth immediately, caramel sweetness shows up mid-palate with more notes of ripe dark fruits. Slightly burnt brown sugar mixes with a tea-like low hop bitterness. Booze with more caramel sweetness finishes it out with a sweet malty linger. Caramel flavors stay on the palate long after
M- heavy body with moderate fizzy carbonation fills the mouth with fizz, slightly creamy. Warming alcohol at the end lingers after the swallow
O- rich, complex, malty and boozy. This is a solid quad that begs to be sipped over and over. Another winner from the Smokestack Series
08-18-2013 01:42:51 | More by Treyliff
3.53/5 rDev -14.9%
12 oz. pry off bottle served up in a globe glass. Best by 11/14 stamped on the bottle. Opens with a fair pop of carbonation and pours a clear deep brown with some crimson highlights. Good retention and some soapy lace follow.
Aroma is largely yeast driven with just a hint of malt structure initially. Warms to offer well integrated raisin and fig notes though not all that complex.
Taste is less complex than the not overly complex aroma. Bit of caramel and some muddled fruits. Nothing negative to deter yet overly one sided. Perhaps too much science and not enough art. 'Clean' comes to mind. Feel is soft and creamy nonetheless, isn't overly sweet and yet still capable of masking the ABV to a large degree. Overall a pretty well executed though not so well designed brew that drinks like a lighter Dubbel. Needs more malt complexity to call itself a Quad.
08-12-2013 05:07:42 | More by HalfFull
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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