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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,466 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,466
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 449
Gots: 527 | FT: 51
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Labeorphile, Jul 26, 2014
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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,466 ratings.