Bourbon Barrel Quad Barrel-Aged Ale (BBQ) | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bourbon Barrel Quad Barrel-Aged Ale (BBQ)Bourbon Barrel Quad Barrel-Aged Ale (BBQ)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

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

Added by jdubjacket on 07-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,401
Reviews:
739
Ratings:
2,614
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
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572
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1,026
Trade:
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Photo of Suds
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This brew is a dark russet color with a very thin head. It has a wonderful vanilla and bourbon flavor, with a caramel note. Some peppery phenols and a lot of alcohol underneath. Wonderful and warming taste. Balanced, and very full in body. Rich...I love the bourbon and wood quality that develops over time.

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Photo of Metalsnota
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ananddullabh
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VikingzLife
3.54/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scarecrone
4.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nick4444
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsiii
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martini276
3.09/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chitoryu12
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep copper with amber highlights when held up to the light. Average tan head.

Smell: A strong bourbon smell mixed with cherries and malt.

Taste: Definite bourbon notes without the alcohol bite. Oak cask flavors and barely enough malt to tell it's beer. Definite alcohol taste

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin, but highly carbonated.

Overall: This was a pleasant surprise. I've had a number of barrel-aged beers, but many of them have little to no smell or flavor from the process. This one is serious about the bourbon flavor.

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slim_720
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLLo10
2.77/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EJJ1848
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afeo
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Semi-hazed copper-amber with a creamy tan collar.

Smell is caramel, wood, vanilla, and a pungent peachy-orange-like bourbon soaked oak.

Taste is caramel. prune, toffee, and bourbon syrup with notes of wet, honey soaked charred oak, black pepper, burnt cherry and a hint of vanilla. Complex!

A shy yet full carbonation slowly comes forward in the medium body as the finish is chewy dry with a little heat.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerryHelper
3.69/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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Bourbon Barrel Quad Barrel-Aged Ale (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 2,614 ratings