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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,462 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,462
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 447
Gots: 525 | 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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Review with my friend brendan... idk how it got deleted but here is a quick review.

2011 vintage

Close to brown color almost no head. Its as expected interesting, a mixture of bourbon and the fruitiness. It has a very interesting smokiness to it. And the bourbon isn't too overpowering, but it is still very hot. There is a huge apple cider/ cherry feel to this one also. The fruitiness makes this beer surprisingly tart. Also I wouldn't drink this one alone, i felt a little loopy after only having half. Very smooth going down like a good liquor.

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Batch 2008-1
Bottle #4,842

Pulling off a quad in America is a feat unto itself. Producing one of such a high caliber is definitely a rarity.

Hints of cherries are on the back end (I'm guessing the age may have diminished it a bit.) Excellent character from the barrel. A bit hot on the end from a boozy thing, but if it's kept chilled, that doesn't show as much.

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.