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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,415 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 499
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 440
Gots: 510 | 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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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

06-11-2014 02:05:40 | More by IrishColonial
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Texas

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-08-2014 05:21:50 | More by amano_h
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kjo86

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-04-2014 00:20:16 | More by kjo86
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rspauldi

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-02-2014 20:09:28 | More by rspauldi
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-02-2014 04:21:37 | More by bleeps
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West Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.9%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-31-2014 20:01:38 | More by skaboom420
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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-30-2014 18:36:20 | More by FranzBC
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Trosper53

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bold bourbon flavor. From the smell to the taste this beer is all about the bourbon. It reminded me of college days swigging bourbon by the half gallon. Very smooth ale with a great deal of character. The aroma of bourbon with a slight hint of cherries was a nice precursor to the flavor explosion provided to this BBC.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:25:52 | More by Trosper53
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seand

California

3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a fair amount of light tan head. A solid layer retains, leaving walls of lacing.

S: Sweet and yeasty, with a touch of a note that's almost rubbery.

T: Sweet with good complexity, with a yeasty and malty background.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, quite tasty, and a good example of the genre.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:13:53 | More by seand
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-29-2014 19:42:36 | More by Jlang2012
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with Batch #13240-1, best by 08/2015 printed on the back label. Vintage 2013. My first big bottle from Boulevard Brewing Co., and my first of the Boulevard Smokestack Series. Expectations are good based on this beer's current high ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a murky caramel orange colored body. Reddish with lots of sediment floating in the glass. Three fingers of bubbly khaki foam for a head. Some spotty lacing but only a little sticks. A nice but standard appearance for the style.

S - Mild cherry tartness / yeast presence initially. Caramel / toffee / vanilla notes, lots of bourbon / oak / alcohol fumes. Fruity yeast-derived green apple / pear aromas. Smells very nice.

T - Taste follows the nose - bourbon, oak, vanilla / toffee / caramel, notes of cherry tartness, yeasty green apple / pear. The woodsy oak flavors really begin to come out a lot more as the beer warms.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with good thickness. Light tartness / stickiness leftover on the palate. Caramel, some mild alcohol heat lingering.

Overall, a nice example of the style, and my first bourbon barrel aged quad. Good balance of flavor, with a nice warming abv.

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 01:24:50 | More by mfnmbvp
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.