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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,416 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 441
Gots: 511 | FT: 51
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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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into wine glass.

Appearance- Great looking beer...almost looks like a trappist ale. Dark amber with little transparency. Very little lacing.

Smell- Cherries and honey right up front. That is followed by bourbon and little vanilla.

Taste- Way more bourbon in the taste than in the nose. Cherries are right up front too. You can definitely taste the barrel.

Mouthfeel- Just the right consistency. Feels like a mixed drink with all the flavors of bourbon, vanilla and cherries. Really quite nice.

Overall- A really well-rounded beer. Not a life-changer, but so worth finding. Trade for it if you have to.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 01:09:57 | More by frenchblood21
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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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