musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, opaque brown with a tinge of purple. Smells of dark fruits and alcohol. Starts moderately sweet, tart, but not overly sharp with very long finish with mild bitterness. Delicious. Thanks to my good buddy for bringing this to the holiday party.
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 7407 of 11248. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head that left good lacing. Aroma of bourbon, oak, cherries, vanilla and dark fruit. Flavor was sweet with tart dark cherries, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, dark fruit and a touch of toffee with a oaky bourbon finish.
Thewade (340) - USA - DEC 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 In my opinion this is Boulevard’s best offering. The cherries are subtle as well as the bourbon, and the slight vanilla taste is nice.
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better american quads out there. This bottle was a 09. Very smooth and easy to drink, the bourbon isn’t overwhelming. Another great brew from boulevard.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Reddish brown with a small head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma of dried fruit, cherries, bourbon, oak and toffee. The flavor is sweet sugary malt, boozy bourbon, cherries and a light tart yeasty quality. Medium body with soft carbonation and a silky, slick mouth feel. This is a nice beer, bit on the boozy side but the cherries are a nice touch.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a hazy brown with a small white head. Aroma of anise, bourbon, booze, red fruits and yeast. Flavour of anise, bourbon, molasses, honey, red fruits, booze and wood. Slightly too sweet. Nice complexity. Great.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 bottle. deep ruby pour with a nice 2 finger off white head - settles down to a nice 1/4" throughout. big sour/tart cherry nose with layers of bourbon and vanilla. medium body with a big bourbon barrel presence throughout with layers of tart cherries, vanilla, caramel and dark fruits (grapes and raisins). sharp acidic finish with bourbon, oak and vanilla with cherries on top.
mcberko (12439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, split 6 ways, pours a hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, banana, dark fruits and rich brown sugar. Flavour is very rich and syrupy, with lots of boozy and sweetness - candied sugar, a bit of licorice, bourbon, brown sugar and caramel. Harsh boozy burn on the finish with cloying sweetness. Good, but there are too many harsh edges, both with the alcohol and sweetness.
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
not the best Quad I’ve ever had, but the BA was done very well and added about 5 points to the overall. Pours a dirty brown with a frothy head that leave a heavy chunky head. Nose is of Oak, bourbon, toffee, malts, and a touch of cherries. Taste is similar to the smell with a nice touch of bitterness at the end. This beer was enjoyed by everyone that shared it.
dogfish120love (1094) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange with a thin off white lacing. There are slight sour notes accompanied by oak and bourbon in the aroma. The taste isn’t overly sweet in comparison to many other examples of the style. There is a faint metallic taste. The palate is densely carbonated and somewhat thin.