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:
2,448
Reviews:
693
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
980
For Trade:
77
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - light brown color slight disappearing head with sediment.
Smell - booze and cherry
Taste - doesn't taste as boozy but still has lots of dark cherry and some wood
Feel - Medium light body and carbonation
Overall - PRetty damn good dark cherry quad.

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

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesGrove
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kalosjakar
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

A brewer that is starting to grow on me...a damn good quad...

Out of the bottle, it pours a caramel-colored liquid with distinct bits of what looks like yeast floating happily around the pint glass. It pours out a nice head, though it has little staying power, but it does have decent lacing. The smell was barely boozy, which was surprising considering the high ABV on this bad boy. I also noted some hints of spice mixed in there. The mouthfeel was a creamy mixture of tang and a medium- to full-bodied brew. I think what surprised me the most was the truly sweet taste of bourbon that comes out but without the overpowering booziness I have experience with others. So implied it is very drinkable making it very dangerous if you're not careful (if you know what I mean.)

In the end, I really liked this brew. I have also really begun to grow an affinity for trippels and quads and this quad is up there in my book.

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Photo of Danielr26
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rgk3
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, sweet, easy to drink--really, really good beer. Though the flavors noted by others are evident (bourbon, obviously, vanilla, oak, etc.) I didn't find any to be standout over the others. Watch out, it's stronger than it tastes (I think especially for a Quad) and sneaks up on you. Picked this 4-pack up on a whim as I work through a number of BA beers, but would gladly keep these on hand in the beer fridge to drink occasionally.

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WildMaverick1200
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a cloudy, tamarind-colored beer that pours with tons of foam, dissipating quickly. Smells of malts and ripe grapes. Tastes of more tamarind, a bit molasses, syrup, and yeasty flavors. Slight smoke in the aftertaste. The warming effect of alcohol is very evident, yet the taste is well-hidden to the point of being almost imperceptible. Nice trick, Boulevard. The texture is medium to thick, and moderate carbonation, just enough to enjoy the ride. Overall, it's a really awesome beer.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Pours dark mahogany with a nice creamy head that overtime falls

Smell of rich oak and bourbon, malty, hints of vanilla, slight sting

Taste is lighter than expected, nice bourbon notes with bits of oak thrown in, malty

Overall a great beer! Deffinetly a sipper!

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DrDemento456
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wanted to try this beer for a while and was able to find a single 12oz bottle for 4 bucks!

Looks of deep hazy brown with a slightly tan head that fades to pretty much nothing like a soda. Smell is interestingly good with bourbon clashing with tart cherry and vanilla oak. Taste is smooth nice blend of dark fruit to ripe cherry taste and bourbon greeting the finish with a vanilla and woody finish. Body is smooth at almost 12% this beer drinks like a medium bodied Dubbel with a good buzz.

Overall a shame I got only one since I love any beer that incorporates cherries so well in the flavor. So glad they put this in 12oz bottles will try and score a 4 pack soon!

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Bourbon Barrel Quad Barrel-Aged Ale (BBQ) from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 2,448 ratings.
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