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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 439
Gots: 508 | FT: 52
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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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-06-2013 00:15:20 | More by Mattyb79
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-05-2013 12:32:58 | More by CCutch
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-05-2013 06:08:55 | More by Stevedore
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mbw314

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-05-2013 05:09:28 | More by mbw314
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Troville1990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-04-2013 06:45:01 | More by Troville1990
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

11-03-2013 21:22:43 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-03-2013 19:21:08 | More by truesolution
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from the bottle at 55 degrees roughly and split between 5 people
Have several bottles of this and looking forward to aging a couple

A - Appearance is ok with a murky orange with a half inch or less creamy head

S - Involves a strong hint of vanilla and oak with lighter smells coming out behind this as bourbon and various fruits

T - Is much of the same as the smell, vanilla and oak are prevalent with some bourbon. This beer really shined as it warmed closer and closer to room temperature and the Vanilla became overpowering which I liked better then the oak dominating and chillier temperatures.

M - Very warming beer as it is a quadruple. Crispy medium body quad. The best beer I have had from Boulevard.

O - Again best beer I have had from boulevard but not sure what to expect in the future from them. I would not put this on my list of favorites but a nice change of pace from my usual stout fixation. Overall a solid quad and the aging in barrels has done this sixth glass wonders

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 03:51:55 | More by drmcleod10
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mrk829

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-03-2013 02:59:55 | More by mrk829
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-03-2013 02:45:43 | More by WVUbrew
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-03-2013 01:01:49 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-03-2013 00:54:33 | More by Zach136
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-03-2013 00:09:59 | More by arniepnminne
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-02-2013 23:42:01 | More by tdmccarthy
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-02-2013 03:33:41 | More by tpaetow
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-02-2013 03:21:30 | More by DrewskiWhit
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

11-02-2013 02:06:32 | More by JohnnyK
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-02-2013 00:27:58 | More by MNBeer1017
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

11-01-2013 20:48:26 | More by Eriktheipaman
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

11-01-2013 18:21:58 | More by dfhhead25
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dolivaw

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

11-01-2013 17:51:47 | More by dolivaw
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TexasBeerGuy

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark, coppery brown with a very thick, bubbly head. Thick spotty lacing on the glass.

S - Sour cherries and oak. Nice bourbon and brown sugar/light molasses notes as it warms. The sour aroma was a bit unexpected but very enjoyable.

T - Surprised by the cherries at the front given the description on the label. The cherry is definitely dominant on the front, there's the fruity tartness and slight bitterness that balance the vanilla and bourbon flavors well.

M - The carbonation is moderate and right on target. I would have loved if it was just a bit fuller, creamier.

O - Not only an interesting twist on the style, but very well done. It's very, very good. I bought two bottles with the intention of cellaring one, but I don't think cellaring long will benefit this much. It's balanced very well and there aren't any flavors that I think will benefit from time. I'll be sure to drink the other bottle sooner rather than later.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 00:47:22 | More by TexasBeerGuy
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-31-2013 22:23:45 | More by StArnoldFan
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wadeprairie

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-31-2013 17:28:27 | More by wadeprairie
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mlhyatt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-31-2013 05:44:35 | More by mlhyatt
Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.