Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zhanson88:
4.22/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Batch 2009-2. Poured into a Stone Old Guardian chalice. Cheers to coldmeat23 for sending this one in a trade.
Appearance: Pours out a slightly hazy deep ruby color with copper highlights. Very high carbonation. About 2" of tan head forms that has phenomenal retention and lacing.
Smell: Barrel scents are very strong. Wood, bourbon, and vanilla are quite prevalent. I also get cherry scents, as well as very light toffee and caramel. The barrel scents really smell phenomenal, but I don't get much of a base to supplement the barrel.
Taste: I detect more malt base on the palate. Toffee, caramel, maybe a hint of candied sugar. I also get cherries, and a ton of great barrel flavors -- wood, vanilla and bourbon. I'm not sure how good the base quad is, but the barrels really supplement and enhance the flavor.
Mouthfeel/Overall: The mouthfeel is quite nice. A medium body and high carbonation leads to a pretty creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a good quad, but the majority of the flavor derives from the barrel treatment. I don't think the base beer would hold up with other world class quads. Still, I enjoyed it and am glad I have the '10 version to give it another go.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2011 03:32:23 | More by zhanson88
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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 1,416 ratings.