Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,695
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 466
Gots: 651 | FT: 61
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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4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoostaBia
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Rideguy64
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aged 3 yrs. Opened xmas day, It was worth the wait.

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

Photo of Eddiehop
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sdiamond808
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerImmediately
3.28/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2014 edition, 750ml into widemouth glass.

Pours with a short, but long-lasting creamy tan head over a surprisingly clear/bright, amber body Nice lacing.

Aromas include a metallic ting, candied cherries, dark bread, and brown sugar.

Flavors are a little disappointing. Chemical quality overrides some of the tastier elements. Some vanilla/oak, touch of cherry, alcohol, smoky/roasted grains.

Pretty thick mouthfeel, as you might imagine. Started a bit effervescently, and calmed down within 15 min.

Overall, it was the first Boulevard that I felt didn't far exceed the general population in its respective style.

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3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of miguellunarusso
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarrettFM
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mineo
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbart75
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No Bueno. Not what I expected at all.

Photo of MLDucky
3.36/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed the look of this beer. Hazy, deep amber color, slight smell of cherries and faint barrel. Something didn't come together in the taste for me that could match the wonderful aromas I was detecting.

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4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BigMike
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,695 ratings.