Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 1,408 | Reviews: 498 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.