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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ)Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ)

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1,831 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,831
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 476
Gots: 723 | FT: 69
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdubjacket on 07-11-2008

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.

19 IBU
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Photo of Dionysus777
4.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I thoroughly enjoyed this offering and it is extremely well balanced. It was released into the wild in 2014 and I just picked it up today at the local Bevmo! As far as the ABV is concerned, it's hardly noticeable, especially if drunk with a small meal or snack. If you haven't tried this yet and you're into barrel-aged anything, you should definitely give this beer a shot.

Photo of Sparty55
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Way2drunk
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This is my 2nd time enjoy n this quad. I hand a few other beers and 4got 2 review last time. Upon 2nd try I found this overly carbonated. So I let it settle. Then I could taste the tart cherries. It's good but not outstanding. I like some of the other Boulevard Smokestack series better

Photo of Jho3325
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradVern
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushire
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 10Crumra
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is for the 2014 release. Pours a dark amberish brown. A nice two finger yellowish-tan head that sticks around for a while. A small head stays through the entire drinking experience. Significant lacing.

Strong aroma of cherries and alcohol. Subtle roasty, oaky smells.

Definitely taste those cherries along with the alcohol (11.8% ABV). Some nice toffee and caramel flavors. Pleasant mouthfeel. Even though the alcohol is present in the taste it doesn’t burn. Nice carbonation and creaminess.

Overall this is a nice, complex barrel aged quad. It packs a punch for sure. I look forward to trying next year’s version when it comes out.

Photo of cheesy26
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Codyvanvactor
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

For a quad, this is a little light. I love the 6th glass. I had high hopes for the BBQ, but was disappointed at the lack of flavor coming from the bourbon barrel. Happy to drink it again if you're buying.

Photo of spoofer
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jfstilling
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boldenglishale
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShaneVillarreal
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WMbeer
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tragicherro
4.96/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JGlitz87
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtk1989
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of cultclassic89
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tclipse
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flight317
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveRinn
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,831 ratings.