Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Bung:
3.78/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 02:06:37 | More by Bung
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4.61/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Head starts out as fizzy on the initial pour, but quickly settles into a large fluffy tan head. Deep amber-brown body.
Some cherry and a lot of bourbon in the nose, with typical quad notes lurking in the background. Definitely some alcohol present in the nose as well.
Tastes wonderful and exactly how you would expect. Definitely a quad backbone with bourbon and cherry vanilla floating on top. Some pepperiness, probably from the higher ABV.
Mouth seems a pinch thin, but swirling in the glass helps.
A really great beer, enjoying the last night in our current house. Lots of memories here, and this beer will be one of them.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 02:27:57 | More by Labeorphile
Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.