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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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jampics2

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The sixth beer in our "Super Boulevard Beer Tasting" for the Saints world championship victory!

Picked this up from Wine and Cheese Place. Thanks, guys, you have my business forever - such a great operation!!

Pours a reddish brown, huge head that subsides but never dissapears.

Smells like something I've never had before, very unique and pleasant. Bourbon and cherry (duh!) but a wonderful sweetness from the malt and some woody elements as well, but not a ton of barrel. Slight nilla and coconut.

Taste is really great but STRONG! A nice toffee and caramel base but not terribly malty. The star of the taste is the bourbon. The cherry is there as well, but the bourbon makes this beer shine with it's vanilla wood notes and nice sharp kick. Well done!

Syrupy mouthfeel to me, but some others disagreed. Carb was nice, this just felt heavy and I want a BA Belgian to still dance a bit.

Drinkability was amazing for such a strong beer. I accidentally drank 2 samples (apologies to my wonderful, understanding fiancee - sorry for the mix-up, we have another bottle with your name on it). Overall a really great, unique, well crafted beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 19:42:56 | More by jampics2
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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.