Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
4.7/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dark ruby body settles into the glass with an appropriate amount of haze. The head sports a dark beige tone, and is rather thin... Excellent retention makes up for it. Even from a distance, the tart smell of cherries is obvious. Extreme in its potency, and well balanced by bourbon, a hint of alcohol, and a nice twist of vanilla from the barrel-aging process. Extremely well-done!
The taste may be even better than that! An explosion of cherries hits the tongue. It lasts for a good time while I swished the creamy body around. Gave way to a heavy bourbon taste that didn't overwhelm. Alcohol seeps into the flavor on the back end, which isn't at all surprising given the beer's strength. In spite of that, it remains a heavily drinkable brew. Slides down the throat and warms the body as it settles. Every thing works together in an exceptional matter - amazing!
Overall/notes - Well, Boulevard Brewing really outdid themselves with this brew. Easily the best of what Smokestack brews I've had, and ranks right up there with the best quads I've ever had. My only disappointment was that I did not manage to acquire more than one bottle.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2011 19:03:21 | More by bbkd3b
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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.