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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,448 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 447
Gots: 517 | FT: 49
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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collier_KC

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-10-2014 11:47:33 | More by collier_KC
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More_betterness

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-08-2014 03:09:01 | More by More_betterness
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Big_Dave

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-06-2014 20:12:16 | More by Big_Dave
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +8.3%

Lost about a quarter of the bottle on opening, it foamed up fast!

It poured into the glass a deep rich dark red with a white foamy head.

The smell is sweet bourbon, cherry, a little alcohol, vanilla and oak. The vanilla and oak take the front seat. Really looking forward to tasting this.

The taste is sweet bourbon, vanilla, cherry, yeasty and malty. Easy drinking for the abv maybe just the slightest alcohol taste on the finish. The best bourbon barreled ale I've had for quite some time.

The mouthfeel is smooth, quite light actually. Would have like a bit more body but not bad.

Overall this is definately a must for bourbon barrel fans, a bit more thickness in the body and this would have been near perfect for me.

08-05-2014 20:27:43 | More by Dave1999
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AleHunter805

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-05-2014 15:57:37 | More by AleHunter805
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ronricorossi

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%

poured into a tulip glass from a bottle bought at The BierStein in Eugene, OR

pours with that belgian haziness, dirty yellow and orange with good lacing and carbonation waves left on the glass. The barrels come through in the nose, it smells of oak. And yes, just like the bottle says, toffee and vanilla, and subdued cherry. Tastes of these, too, with the barrel (not the booze) being maybe the most noticeable surface layer. None of the deep purple fruits one usually associates with quads, though. The oak and cherry take it somewhere else. The bourbon is scaled way back by the acidic cherries, almost like a sour? Finishes with a little of that mild bitter, too. Noticeable carbonation.

Great beer. I see BBA quad, and I think something darker, sweeter, boozier, so it surprised me a little bit, but still, great beer.

You know what? Actually reminds me of Allagash Curieux just a little bit, that other BBA belgian. I've always thought that Curieux tastes like a whisky sour, with the oak astringency taking a forward position, and the same sort of flavor dynamic is working here.

08-05-2014 00:40:45 | More by ronricorossi
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-03-2014 23:41:05 | More by BarrelAgedG
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-03-2014 22:17:26 | More by josephwa
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Berls_McSquirrels

California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-31-2014 23:38:51 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-28-2014 03:39:54 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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JFear

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-28-2014 00:54:56 | More by JFear
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-27-2014 21:26:20 | More by jkball01
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-27-2014 01:19:59 | More by ddedhed
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Labeorphile

Texas

4.61/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

07-26-2014 02:27:57 | More by Labeorphile
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-25-2014 00:34:33 | More by Nolen12
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-24-2014 03:54:20 | More by zestar
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Smileitsfreetobehappy

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2014 05:49:50 | More by Smileitsfreetobehappy
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-21-2014 03:13:07 | More by SuperHop18
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-20-2014 05:34:47 | More by Howlader
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AaronOp

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-20-2014 04:44:30 | More by AaronOp
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jkrug5

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-20-2014 02:36:27 | More by jkrug5
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woogie359

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-19-2014 13:00:34 | More by woogie359
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-17-2014 18:27:32 | More by MattSharpless
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-16-2014 12:16:21 | More by WckdVbz
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Beerislivingproof

Iowa

5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-15-2014 18:03:58 | More by Beerislivingproof
Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.