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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,306 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1306
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.53%


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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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle generously gifted by dirtinabottle, brough to share at the Ithaca Luminous release.

Pours a murky red brown color, clear in some spots. Not much head, only a little bit of lacing.

Aromas include brown sugar, alcohol, cherries, green apple, and caramel.

Pretty similar flavor. Nice subtle cherry overtones here, with some Belgian fruity yeast esters as well. Toasted bread, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and a subtle hint of bourbon. The alcohol is somewhat present near the end but is not fatiguing. Very sweet.

Medium bodied, slightly thin, expected a little more from the body. The alcohol creeps up on you a bit. Sticky sweet mouthfeel, very low carbonation.

First beer tried from Boulevard, this was quite nice. Some more time aging would make this one flawless.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 00:42:17 | More by GreesyFizeek
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SensorySupernova

California

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque tan color. One inch head stuck around for a few minutes before disappearing completely.

Smell: The smell is somewhere between a fruity red wine and stout.

Taste: Very strong tastes. Initial wave is ale (malt, a touch of bitterness), followed by cherries (sour, red wine-like), capped by bourbon and an alcohol bite which fades after a few seconds. The taste is complex but not overwhelming, as the distinct aspects come one after another rather than all at once.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, medium carbonation.

Overall: Good complex beer for sipping, but like wine you do not drink a lot of this at a time.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 18:15:22 | More by SensorySupernova
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Big_Beers

Idaho

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

Had a 2013 .750 bottle

Appearance: Pink red and light shade

Smell: cherry soaked in alcohol

Taste: Light fruits cherry and sweet- light not rich

Mouthfeel: Cle
an light medium for me. So medium

overall: It was very good but not a rich as a top notch quad

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 04:20:15 | More by Big_Beers
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buzzardman

California

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sweet malt, light funk.

Appearance: Dark amber clear, really big off white head.

Flavor: Fruity, cherries, light hint of oak. Sweet but nice balance as it goes across palate. Very light hint of the bourbon as it warms.

Mouth: Medium body, creamy with very dry finish. Hint of the alcohol as you swallow.

Overall: Really nice, I like the balance of the cherries and the hint of bourbon. Definitely an interesting beer with a lot going on, would buy again. $16 for 22oz

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 19:22:55 | More by buzzardman
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mactrail

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber, honey colored brew in the Affligem chalice. Plenty of fine-grained foam with a creamy mouthfeel. This is the best of the Belgian style-- a sudsy cloud of fragrant flavors with a warm, yeasty undertone. Deep aroma of vanilla and bourbon.

Rather sweet but nicely balanced with some bitter notes and a dark yeasty dry touch. Malty and rich with a pleasant tang. Some boozy flavors but not overly done. The fruity notes are a great touch, leaving a long aftertaste of brandied cherries.

Just hot enough with alcohol. A sweet, dark dream with a touch of fire. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 07:31:07 | More by mactrail
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cxr1037

California

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Notes from a week ago. This was perhaps the biggest surprise of the weekend for me.

APPEARANCE: Pours an opaque, hazy amber. Nice head retention.

AROMA: A great mix of sweet flavors on the nose. I sensed clove, dark Belgian candi sugar, banana and other dark fruits. There's also some caramel, oak, vanilla, and obviously bourbon in there, as well.

TASTE: Great, complex taste on this one, with all sorts of fruit - banana, figs, raisins, plums, cherries - as well as sweet malts, caramel, clove, and bourbon. A little bit of yeastiness and bubble gum round this one out.

MOUTHFEEL: This one is full, thick, and heavy. It's a little syrupy and acidic, and feels a little hot, but it's got a nice lingering warmth to it.

OVERALL: This was a fantastic beer that I wouldn't hesitate to buy if I was in the mood for something sweet, strong, dark and malty. I think the mouthfeel is a bit heavy and thus would recommend splitting this with a few friends, but otherwise it's fantastic.

95/100

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 23:54:19 | More by cxr1037
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Gatch

Massachusetts

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

Batch #: BB13226-2
Best by: 08-2015

A: Beautiful, slightly hazy, ruby red with shades of orange. Thick, dense, fluffy, frothy, off-white head that hangs around for a long time leaving behind lots of great lace and retention. Gorgeous! Not sure how a beer can look much better.

S: Wow! Intense and inviting aromas of cherry, wood, caramelized sugar and other sweetness, roasted and lightly smoked malt, booze, a little chocolate, and some more cherry. Ice/dessert wine as far as fruit aromas are concerned.

T: Super sweet, slightly tart, and a bit dry. Complex is an understatement. Cherries, wood, bourbon, smoke, malt, earth, char, booze. Some sips it reminds me of wine...other sips it reminds me of a spirit. What is this?!

M: While sweet and fairly boozy, it's never over-the-top. Complements the other qualities of the beer well. Thick, delicious, with massive flavor. A relatively easy to drink 750ml bottle of serious liquid.

O: I don't drink many quads so I'm not the best judge of this style but this is phenomenal. As a beer and as a quad. The cherries and barrels add great complexity to what I'm sure is an already great beer. Well done, Boulevard!

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 05:55:37 | More by Gatch
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 - Poured from a cork&cage into a Spiegelau tulip

A: Thick head pushed mostly by a heavy, fizzing carbonation. Copper/caramel in color, crystal clear but opaque. Some light lacing and excellent head retention. Would prefer less fizziness.

S: Raisins, grapes almost like a red wine, very light on some toffee and bourbon.

T: Cherries, grapes, bourbon, somewhere between alcoholic and warming burn.

M: Medium body, carbonation contributes to the burn which is surprisingly pleasant. Mellow and dry for what would otherwise seem like it should be a sweet drink. Nicely clean on the finish. Perhaps slightly too thin for me.

O: Took me by surprise... by the sounds of it I thought it would be like Sixth Glass with cherries and bourbon barrels added (aka super sweet and super alcohol burn). While it does burn, it's a pleasant one and the sweetness is more of a tartness. I think I ended up giving it lower ratings than I thought I would, but actually ended up liking it more than I thought I would...if that makes sense.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 02:10:14 | More by illeagle05
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SylviaFaye

North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pinkish, with a honey glow, the warm color of this beer is offset slightly by coffee-colored sediment gently collecting at the base. The lasting white head leaves appreciable lacings. Cherry, vanilla, bourbon from the barrels, and plum are all present in the nose. The start is cherry and spiced apples but evolves into a buttery vanilla creme with a touch of molasses at the edges, providing a full, slightly sticky finish. Outstanding!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 18:07:59 | More by SylviaFaye
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Bung

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013. Dark amber pour, solid two fingers of fine cream colored head on top. Retained extremely well.

Aroma, raisin and musty grape. Some brown sugar and toffee. Nice but very standard, I don't notice any of the additions.

Taste, Cherry just peaks in up front. Toasted malt and brown sugar. The middle has a real nice barrel presence, vanilla and oak. Woody raisin, like one that still had some stem on it. Finishes with quite a bit of grape, a bit much for me. I'd prefer more over ripe red fruits.

Maybe medium body, good level of carbonation. Could be construed as a bit thin, and is definetely a bit warm. I just don't think quads stand up to additions and barrel aging, they are just too subtle on their own.

Positives from the additions are offset by negatives to make this just very solid, but doesn't rank at the top for me. Real nice in the middle but fades after. No way would I pay the price again over others. Once to say you've tried it.
#1400

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:06:37 | More by Bung
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle.

The beer poured a hazy ruby-red.

It smelled sweet and tart cherries.

Tasted strong, tart-cherries, slightly smokey, with an oak/bourbon barrel finish. Another sipping beer. Each sip went down warm.

Would I buy it again? Sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 19:59:09 | More by NilocRellim
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 corked and caged bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. It pours out a rather dark, though light for the style, murky brownish-amber with a massive, rocky head that lasts and lasts (impressive bloom for a barrel-aged beer). The nose is woody and slightly fruity with notes of oak, cherries, figs, bread, and some fusel notes.

Medium-full bodied. Bready and fruity up front with a rich, sweet malt backbone and lots of balancing spiciness and fruitiness. Bourbon at mid-palate warms things up and enhances the richness of the flavor, but not enough to warrant comparison to top-shelf quads. Feel is a little on the thin side, but still firm enough to uphold the flavor.

This is the first Bourbon-barrel-aged quad I've had. I'm glad I bought it and enjoyed drinking it, but I though I'd like it a lot more than I did. It is definitely an interesting beer, but I'm not sure just how well the flavors work here on my palate. The characteristic dark, bready, fruity notes of the quad meld with the oaky, vanilla-like, boozy notes of the bourbon to produce a profile reminiscent of a Manhattan. It's a terrific beer that is definitely worth exploring, but I still prefer old-school quads.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 20:20:21 | More by deadonhisfeet
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out not looking like expected. Looks like the cherry adds to the color a bit. It's a hazy brownish red. The head lasts forever and coats the glass.

A little of the bourbon, wood, and vanilla from the barrels comes out. The added cherries make their presence known which is good since this bottle is a few months down the road from bottling. Big sweet malty qualities of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit come out. The beer oozes sweetness and alcohol.

Alcohol is present but not detracting which I find it to be in some beers. Drinking this by yourself you will feel it. Big warming sensation. Cherry, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, vanilla, and wood.

The carbonation is fine and smooth and creamy just creating a luxurious experience expounded upon by the great flavors in this beer. Ends dry.

This beer is big and bold and the perfect American quad for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 17:35:15 | More by MattSweatshirt
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bnes09

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dense looking liquid of a dark caramel color. Huge, frothy head. Excellent retention and leaves large, frothy lace patches behind.

Rich and sweet aroma of oak, maple syrup and dark fruits. Also has a nice yeast quality. Red wine boozy aroma as well.

Deep sweetness of dark fruits, primarily raisins and dates. Caramel and maple. Smooth oak. Subtle leafy hop character. Fresh yeast and cloves. Very well balanced.

Medium to full bodied. Lots of tiny bubbles excite the palate. Slick texture and sticky in the finish. Hint of malty, yeasty texture.

Exceptional quad. Highly complex yet perfectly balanced. One of the best quads I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:09:43 | More by bnes09
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber in color, large head for style. Easily 1.5 finger head with a semi gentle pour.

S: Figs, brown sugar, bourbon, oak. The bourbon comes through more harshly than some BB beers I am used to. All around fairly pleasant aroma.

T: Same as smell, as previously stated by another poster I would prefer a little more dark fruit aroma and flavor. This is dominated by the barrel aging. Not necessarily that the barrel aging is bad, but that the base beer could have been a stronger component to balance the blend.

M: Highly carbonated. Given some time to rest the beer relaxes and is much more enjoyable.

O: A slightly above average Quad enhanced by a slighlty above average barrel treatment. I feel like a little more residual sweetness would help the BB aspect and more dark fruity esters might help the overall beer. I like it, but wasn't blown away.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 06:26:42 | More by ArdyExfor
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.51/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to matthewpakula for sending me this as an extra.

Poured from a 2013 over the course of several hours.

Pours a much lighter color than expected, a golden amber color with a two-finger plus head.

Smell is of cherries and oak, with some booze and sweetness coming through.

On the palate, I feel like the taste is dominated by a mixture of non-complimentary flavors: tannic oak, bitter cherry cough syrup, and heavy belgian candy sweetness. Over the course of time, these flavors seem to meld together slightly better, however I still get absolutely zero dark fruit in this, which tends to be my favorite aspect of a quad.

The mouthfeel is heavily over-carbonated at first. It took several hours for the carbonation to settle down and become a bit more manageable.

Overall, this was a disappointment for me. For my palate, neither the cherries nor the barrel aging worked. Not something I would want to try again.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 14:22:22 | More by thebigredone
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2013 Bottle, poured into an oversized wine glass

A- pours a clear brownish-red color with a big foamy and creamy off white head that has good retention, leaving some nice lacing behind upon settling

S- lots of oaky barrel notes with some vanilla and cherry up front, barrel juice and some sweet bread malt are complimented by toffee, with a bit of tart funk on the finish

T- sweet and bready with notes of toffee and caramel, toasted bread, sweet-yet-tart cherry juice, nutty oak flavor on the finish with lingers of vanilla and tart cherry, BIG alcohol burn on the finish

M- medium body with lively carbonation leads to a big bubbly mouthfeel and a foamy finish, lots of alcohol continues to the finish

O- the barrel notes mixes nicely with the light cherry tartness, the only downside is it's really boozy when fresh. I usually like strong tasting beers, but this seemed to detect from the malty sweetness of the base quad. A year of aging in the bottle may have made this one a true winner

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 03:58:12 | More by Treyliff
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RickS95

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a great looking pour. Immediately you see a murky brown beer and think of how rich it's going to taste. Not exceptionally dark, just a full brown, but it's so hazy you know it's full of flavor. The head is a couple fingers thick. It's a dingy, dirty white shade with great retention. It's thick and leaves a medium lace behind.

Even the smell has complexity with a layers of earthy grains, vanilla and cherries. The scents aren't extremely strong, just enough to let you know they're there. After those smells disperse, you're left with a boozy alcohol note.

I'd put the taste of this against anything from Belgium. The cherries are prevalent, but they're more of the sweet variety than tart or sour. The vanilla adds another level of sweetness. All along it's got an earthy quality from the hops and barrels. And, with crazy high ABV, it's got some alcohol to taste as you begin the finish.

Very prickly tongue with all the carbonation. But that helps out later. It's got sweetness, only a mild tartness feel, just enough to tease the taste buds. Not much hoppiness, but the high ABV provides balance. Full bodied, though just barely, due to that carbonation. Very dry finish with a lingering burn from the alcohol heat.

Overall, this was a treat. An American Belgian that tastes like a Belgian. No major faults, not even any minors faults for that matter, just nit picks that don't amount to much. Easy to drink in general, but especially for a quad. Very happy with this purchase.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 03:42:02 | More by RickS95
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy brown, enormous head. Boulevard gets great head retention and volume on their Belgian styled beers.

Smell: Grapes, white wine, then shifts to a caramel sweet smell, woody. Some red wine aromas come in later. Unique smelling, but also a little odd.

Taste: Red wine at first, dark fruits, boozy. Quite tannic. Vanilla and wood (bourbon) flavors in the finish.

Overall: Picked up a bottle down in Iowa. It surprised me with how much the flavors leaned towards wine when compared to other quads. The bourbon barrel aging didn't really make much of an impression either. A bit of a letdown.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 22:38:00 | More by Mdog
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PaulyB83

Michigan

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

Rating: 200!!! Thought I'd go with something special I got in a trade. And IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. 2013 vintage.

A- Pours a medium garnet/dark amber, with a high light toffee head that dissipate rather quickly compared to other Quads I've had. Looks to be a bit lighter in body than I was expecting.

S- Oak, then vanilla, then the alcohol really takes over. Really trying to get the cherries and the the spicy character Quads have but it's faint and the barrel is really blocking it.

T- Much the same as the aroma mostly oak, then vanilla. and big overpowering alcohol but getting a nice tartness from the cherries, some dark fruits but none of that nice Belgian yeasty spice.

M- Medium, a bit lighter in body than was expected. The alcohol makes this a sipper though.

O- This beer is listed at 11.8% and when you taste it you'd think it were more. This is another beer that I'd say the bourbon barrel subtracted from what could have been an amazing cherry Quad. Too much oak and an overwhelming alcohol presence. I'm torn though because hidden under the barrel I can sense the great tart, dark fruit beer there, wish I could taste more of the yeast. A bit disappointing but still a complex beer that has some nuances, wish all the flavors were just a delicate.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 05:18:33 | More by PaulyB83
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.5 - 1 finger of off white head, the beer itself is a very dark brown murky color, the lacing is good
S - 4.25 - Good whiskey, vanilla, caramel, dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins), graham crackers, some piney hops
T - 4.75 - good whiskey, red wine, dark fruits, plums, figs, cherries, raisins, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Some piney hops.
M - 4.5 - Medium-heavy mouthfeel, alc very present but appropriate, this would definitely be good aged. Aftertaste is whiskey, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate.
O - 4.75 - This is a great quad. Definitely up there with the ABT 12, Rochefort 10 group. I'll definitely age the next one.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 18:12:04 | More by ISmith87
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, best by 1-8-2015, poured into a snifter.

A- A murky amber/brown, with a vigorous light tan head that dissipates in a reasonable amout of time.

S- Cherries, vanilla, caramel, and a bit of fruity alcohol. A bit of oaky bourbon is there as well.

T- Heavy doses of caramel, vanilla, oak, cherries, a slight bourbon character, and some alcohol to boot. Complex, and really delicious.

M- Carbonation is very aggressive. Lighter side of heavy, and has a nice creamy character for all that carbonation.

O- If you like quads, it's a must try. A really nice spin on the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 23:28:48 | More by JWU
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a caramel amber color with a soapy, one fingered white head that diminishes quite quickly, has a steady stream of carbonation rising up through the middle of the glass.

S - Dark cherry aroma mixed with a yeast and bourbon aroma.

T - Tart cherry from start to finish, Belgian yeast/spice, oak, bourbon, light vanilla, and somewhat boozy. The first sip was a palate slam of alcohol effervescence and warming in the back of the throat, after several sips things adjust and the booziness isn't as prevalent. There's some caramel/toffee malt blended in but the emphasis is definitely on the cherries and bourbon.

M - Full medium body that's borderline full body, slick, and sticky.

O - It's good but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 20:25:37 | More by jzeilinger
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stumac

Texas

3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So first and foremost, my girlfriend stole this beer from my job's Christmas party. Shady? Yes. Ballsy and fuckin awesome? Hell ya. So, with that behind us. Let's continue.
It has a cork, you just upped the price a bit. Congrats. Barrel aged with cherries? Let's see. It looks like super strong homemade tea. I hate tea. Just kidding. I love tea. But this review is not biased, so shut it. Charitable head. No retention. No problem. Smells of faint cherries, must. Ya, I smoke ciggies. Don't trust my nose. Tastes of figs (have I ever had figs or have I just had a lot of quads?), cherries (non sour, the kind Chilli's Restaurant carries), bourbon. Lemme point out that it is a muttled amount of bourbon. You know, the warm kind that comes from bourbon barrel aging? If I'm wrong, mail me your foot so you can kick me in the teeth. Big body, easy carbo. I think I'm too far gone. I took the roller coaster. I started with the Godhead (Bud, Miller, Coors), then I went Belgium, then American craft, then only drinking insane crafts, then back to cheap beer, now at crafts again. But I can't fully enjoy great craft brew because my fondest memories are stuck in the past during my discovery stage. All of my personal beer psychology set aside, this is a good brew. Don't pay more than $12 for this. Great booze, great flavor. But I'm not rich, motha fudge

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 05:09:57 | More by stumac
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richj1970

Alabama

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 ml bottle into chalice.

A: Deep mahogany with red tint and one to two finger off white head. Very nice lacing.

S: Tart cherry, bourbon, vanilla, Belgian yeast.

T: Nice bourbon notes mixed with hints of cherry and vanilla. A subtle sweetness and malts.

M: Medium bodied and good carbonation especially for something with this high of an ABV.

O: Enjoyable twist on a Belgian quad. The barrel aging and introduction of the cherries adds to the experience. A nice treat.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 02:02:41 | More by richj1970
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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,306 ratings.