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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Bourbon Barrel Quad



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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Caramel, blackberry, currants, and cherries. Red with tons of particulates and a thin tan head. Taste is nutmeg, currant, caramel, and red grape.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares meets Arla Unika. Murky brownish pour with a light head. Nose has mint, cherries, banana and bourbon. Taste has booooooze, bourbon, malty sweet with cherries and syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle thanks to Klimaet. Pours a dark hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma is very bourbon forward with dark sweet fruits, caramel, toffee, "labre larver" and vanilla. The taste is sweet and boozy with notes of caramel, weak cherry, lots of bourbon, wood and some dark sweet fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Nice hazy opaque brown color. Very good carbonation. Almost an spoiled apple cider color and flavor. Sweet, but not sugary. Tart cherries in scent and taste. Quad is nice the Bourbon is almost nonexistent. You can just barely notice it. Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (844) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bill Young da man! Pours red/brown muddy with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of banana, yeast, caramel, vanilla, fudge, light perfume, toffee. Taste is banana, yeast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, malt, bourbon, wood, alcohol, tart cherry notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (714) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, very vinous, with small tiny light brown head. Aroma is minty!? Yeast, banana, sweet vanilla fudge, light cherries, toffee, toasty malts, sugary, strawberry yam, labre larver, prunes, and slight spicy phenols. Red mellow apples. Taste is sweet and sticky, toasty malts, vanilla, oak, dry oak, brown sugar, dark fruits and fruity yeast. Slight cherries, marzipan and again red apples and some sweet apricot. Light liquor, but good carbonation to cut trough. Finish has toasty malts and light bitter tannins. Bit boozy bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1004) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
75cl bottle thanks to Klimaet. Pours a murky, reddish amber with a huge, white head. Aroma has banana, bourbon, coco nut, very sweet, caramel, maybe a hint of cherry, vanilla, toffee, slight minty. Taste is very sweet with lots of bourbon, licorice, toasted malts, some fruity notes, dry boozy bourbon, but overall a nice, sweet beer. Average carbonation and sticky body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
750 mL bottle poured and shared. 2014 edition. Cork explodedof this one. a thick dirty brown color with a lasting fizz head. Plumy bourbon aroma. Dry flavor with dark fruit, grape, and a toasty bourbon finish. Overall a solid beer, good sipper in my opinion. High carb. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1167) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma is cherry, sour grapes, slight earthiness, sweet whiskey barrels, oak, rich malts, plum, candy sugar and raisins. Taste is sweet rich malts with a well balanced body of bourbon, dark fruits and belgian sugar. Appearance is a hazy amber with a thin pearl head that retains quite well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (882) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2015
Brown with great tan head. Bourbon, raspberry candy, Belgian spice, floral and vanilla. Sweet, spicy and alcoholic. Overall: Round and balanced.

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