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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,416 Ratings
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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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roblowther

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked & caged, No 0025 of 11248. Something tells me that's just what they print on every bottle... Opaque orange brown with a thin head with nice creamy lacing. Smells like sherry, wood, cherries, and peppery phenols. Tastes peppery, sweet, very woody. Has a band-aid like quality, but I say that with love and affection. Mouthfeel is sticky and pleasantly carbonated. Drinkability is good. There is a warming alcohol finish that warns you to stay on your toes. A very good outing from Boulevard. It is a sweet, interesting take on the style. And one I'll take more of next time!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 16:09:04 | More by roblowther
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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.