Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

Boulevard Brewing Company
Kansas City, MO, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Limited Rotating (vintaged)
ABV: 11.8%
Bitterness: 26 IBU
Original Gravity: 1.087 / 20.9° plato
Terminal Gravity: 1.01 / 2.6° plato

From the brewer

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.

Average Scores

Overall: 67 (logged 5 times)
Draft: 79 (logged 2 times)
Bottle: 58 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

2018 release
2018 release
2013 release
Smells amazing, with a strong whiff of Bourbon and caramel and good strong beer. The flavor is less-balanced, with an awkward cherry finish and a syrupy tartness that cloys in the throat. It wasn't bad, but if you're going to splurge for barrel-aged beer there are far better options.
2013 release
2013 release
I could keep nosing that beer forever. The taste is a real disappointment, badly balanced and none of the smell comes through.