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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,526 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,526
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 458
Gots: 554 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: jdubjacket on 07-11-2008)
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Pours a nice amber, slightly reddish color, with a big head. Foam remains a medium long time; looks creamy, not threaded.
Aroma is sort of off-putting; slightly nutty, floral, some oak, with floral and cherry tones. Something else along with alcohol aroma, can't put my finger on it.
Smooth flavor, with definite bourbon and floral aftertaste. I wouldn't put it up there with good lambics in flavor, but nothing especially objectionable. The flavor just didn't connect with me due to the disparate elements, but it is good looking in the glass and goes down smoothly on the palate.

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,526 ratings.