Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HappyBivouac:
4.45/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
t- pours a clear ruby red with a nice thick tan head. unfortunately the head is bubbly and doesn't stay long, but that's the way it goes.
s- lots of funky, fruity, estery notes of tart apples, raisins, sweet dark fruits. Some light bourbon, not overpowering, with vanilla, caramel and a noticeable alcohol burn. A little bit of cherries in the back. Caramelly sweet, tart, and just slightly, invitingly boozy.
t- comes upfront with a good amount of woody caramelly sweetness, followed by raisins, plums, brown sugar, vanilla, sour apples, and heat. Hops are slightly more detectable than anticipated, but still way in the background. The boozy and estery characters dominate, but there is a definite biscuity malt backbone in there holding it up. Biscuit, cherries and brown sugar come on in the finish.
m- definitely full-bodied, bordering on syrupy. the carbonation is very present (it has to be) but subdued for a quad.
d- The combination of flavors here is extremely unique, and I like it. Certain flavors come on a bit too strong at times, namely that caramel/brown sugar sweetness, but it's still very balanced, which is a surprising feat for such a unique flavor profile. The heat is kept very well in check too. The body is pretty darn heavy though. All in all, a great sipper, though in most situations, one to be shared.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2010 02:13:10 | More by HappyBivouac
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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 1,416 ratings.