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: 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
Ratings:
2,414
Reviews:
686
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
554
Gots:
967
For Trade:
77
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Photo of q33jeff
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

**
06/21/17

Bottle to snifter, poured cold but drinking on the deck in 85 degree weather so it's warming up quickly.

LOOK: cloudy reddish brown, some sediment globules, big frothy beige head that fades into lacing. Head Reforms upon josling.
AROMA: apple, grape, fig, spice,
TASTE: fruitcake, date, fig, cherry, gingerbread, Graham cracker, plum. Really tasty.
FEEL: truly full bodied, with great underlying carbonation, a rare combination. Thick and chewy.

Super impressed. Really Nice beer. A poor man's Stickee Monkee.

**

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Photo of joshautry
2.66/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

S: smells of bourbon, vanilla, molasses, spice, dried fruit, some dark brown bread, raisins, plum, pitted fruit, and fig.

L: It pours bright, dark dense tea brown under a 1/2" cream to light tan collar with a very fine bead and fair retention. Small bubbles slowly rise to the top in continuous streams.

T: The flavors start with bourbon, vanilla, dark sugar, spice, pitted fruit, and dark dried fruit. The sweetness is medium to medium high. The bitterness is medium low, The malt is medium, the yeast flavors are medium high and the barrel flavors are medium high.

F: There is a little oak in the finish and some drying from the oak tannins. The beer is very creamy and mousse-like. The body is medium to a little above but it is light for the amount of flavor and alcohol in the beer. The beer produces pleasant alcohol warming but the alcohol is not hot or harsh.

O: A big, boozy beer

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Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartleby91
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MW3496
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lovely red-brown color.

Smelled like beer and bourbon, as one would expect.

Probably the most bourbon-y tasting beers that I have ever had. As someone who prefers strong tastes to hints of taste, it was ideal for me. Especially as a bourbon lover.

It was fairly thin, but with some sediment. Lovely foam head too.

Definitely will get again, it will probably be my new go-to for whisky barrel-aged beers.

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Photo of xanadu1988
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of narwhal
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, about one year old. Pours a deep reddish brown with a nice quarter inch head that persists for several minutes, but also with a HUGE amount of sediment that never disappears. May be appealing to some, not to me. Not nearly as aromatic to me as many of the other reviews suggest - on swirling, a pleasant bourbon / dark cherry aroma. Strong, sweet/hot taste, with the bourbon heat on the front, and the fruit and sweetness (mainly caramel) arriving later. The heat on the taste overwhelms the carbonation, but its adequate. Overall, a tasty and unique beer, but with some flaws. I can't rate it as high as everyone else here.

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Photo of Tomesco
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Solrac009
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dkouwe
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CecilCorneliusCrawfford
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLacy
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Salinesnake
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy dark caramel brown pour. 3 fingers of foamy white head. Great retention and outstanding lacing.

S: Stone fruit and caramel sweetness. Belgian candy sugars... bourbon and booze present but subdued. Vanilla... complex and delicious.

T/F: Follows the smell. Malt and sugar sweetness... caramel and toffee, candy and cherry, and I was surprised at how well the cherry character both carried through and complemented the beer. Plum and fig... some bouron notes but again subdued. Not overly boozy.... vanilla and oak. Thick and smooth in body... well carbonated. Finish is clean, sweet, and mild bourbon.

O: Just a 'wow' kind of beer. Wish I'd grabbed more than a 4-pack, and can't wait to see how some time in the cellar treats this. Just an all around awesome beer. Best I've had from Boulevard.

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