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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ)Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ)

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1,773 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,773
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 470
Gots: 686 | FT: 63
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jdubjacket on 07-11-2008

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 750ml bottle poured into a snifter,

Pours a hazy amber with a large creamy head. Head dissipates somewhat quickly with slight lacing left behind.

Nose dominated by bourbon. Raisin, fig, grain and sweet brown sugar round out the aroma. I don't detect the cherry that is added to the blend but that doesn't detract from the wonderful scent of this beer.

As with the aroma, bourbon dominates but with a pleasing smoothness on the tongue. Caramel, vanilla are noticeable as well. Strong backbone of toasted malt with faint black cherry, fig and date notes.

Smooth, rich body but not as thick and heavy as some of the Belgian Quads. Sharp but not overpowering carbonation.

A superb beer and one of my favorites from Boulevard. Bourbon dominates all aspects but with a smoothness that doesn't drown the complexities underneath.

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Bourbon Barrel Quad (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,773 ratings.