Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Beautiful cherry-red mixed with brown color. Big fuzzy head.
Smell: Actually smells a lot like a lambic to me, a little funky. Must be the oak-aging. Also slightly boozy.
Taste: Almost as if the sweetness was extracted from a bourbon and implanted into a quad. Lots of yeast, a touch of vanilla, cherries come through slightly as it warms. Oak-aging is apparent. Alcohol is well hidden, but still has a minimal booze taste. The finish is loooong. Bourbon burn is not noticeable until several seconds after swallowing.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth. The bourbon bites just a bit after the finish.
Drinkability: The complex flavor would make this easy to drink all night, but the alcohol doesn't allow that.
Notes: This was my first bourbon barrel-aged beer. I was a little skeptical, but ended up very pleased. The bourbon character complements the yeast-heavy beer. I also have not had many oak-aged beers in general. That aspect gave this beer a subtle bready, funky texture. I hope I can find this again for a special treat.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2010 23:48:01 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
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.