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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,868 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 483
Gots: 750 | FT: 75
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdubjacket on 07-11-2008

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
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Ratings: 1,868 | Reviews: 567
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Big bourbony aroma, with lots of vanilla and caramel. Belgian yeast is subtle.

Flavor is more estery, with notes of pear and apple. Perfumey notes abound. Not as much bourbon in flavor, but the alcohol heat is there, big-time. Cherries are a nice complement. Needs age to mellow the heat.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nachos4two
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BColton1
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sad_Larry
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpicyHippo73
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trout-Slayer
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Expensive but very good. $12 in manhattan for 750ml bottle. Not overly cherry. Smooth.

Photo of Tim725
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Corburk
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best that I've had in a long time. I don't compare beers as much but it's in remnants of a st bernardus if not better.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 ml bomber into snifter. 2014 edition

A: Somewhat hazy mahogany with high beige foam and long retention. Lacing is spotty, coating the side of the glass when tilted.

S: Barrel, malt and booze.

T: Caramel sweet, dark fruit, spice, barrel and booze. Vanilla and cherry are quite subdued. The caramel, fruit and spice linger in the aftertaste.

M: Strong body, creamy, good carbonation

O: Excellent ramped up quad

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,868 ratings.