high_on_hops (470) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 2011 bottle. It pours a medium-dark amber with a short tan head and lacing. The aroma has lots of strong cherry notes with a little bit of bourbon. The flavor is close to a typical quad up front, with dark malts and Belgian yeast notes, but tart cherries and bourbon quickly show up, all over a medium body.
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tcane7 (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Ryan at his holiday party. Pours a cloudy orangish amber with decent fluffy, beige head. Nose of caramel, cherries and dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla. Medium body. A warming booziness, really sweet
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dirty and dark amber with a beige head. Belgian yeast, vanilla, oak, bourbon, high carbonation, moderate body, dry, sweet; maybe it was my mood but was a little too sweet for me.
Wordsworth (121) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into stange glass. Color is murky caramel brown with a thick white head that lingers throughout. Sparse, spotty lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, bourbon, oak. Flavor is sweet, lots of bourbon, malt, vanilla, light oak. Very lively and delicious. Slick, light mouthfeel. Great beer with the 11.8% ABV well hidden.
MrFecesious (657) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share taster. Cloudy burnt orange, with a bubbly off-white cap. Aroma of strong dark fruit, barnyard, and bourbon. Taste is sour & sweet. Good lasting finish.
tastybeer (1490) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour, small tan head, little retention/lace, big legs. Aroma of vanilla, barrel, fruity ester, toffee, cherry, caramel, fig. Taste is sweet, vanilla, bourbon, fruity ester, barrel, toffee, light cherry. Palate is dry, slick, light sweet finish. Nice.
Bricktop86 (475) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is grain, vanilla, dark fruit, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly tart, grains, dark fruit with a bourbon finish.
GranvilleTim (1408) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Since when is Jack Daniels a Bourbon? Mahogany pour with a light brown head. Aroma is whiskey and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, cherry, whiskey, oak, very bubbly. Tastes ok.
574deadzone (766) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Thanksgiving Day Massacre, 2013. Pours a pretty cool looking amber-garnet with a thick khaki head that leaves some dripping lace. Nose involves intense cherry aromas, molasses, a whole fruitcake melange of dates, figs, and plums, some vanilla ice cream, and hardly any noticeable bourbon notes. Very, very sweet flavor, with hardly any balancing bitterness, and a dash of tartness. Thick, heavy body, fairly carbed, with a long tart and grainy drying finish. I was roundly disappointed with this, mostly perhaps due to my own expectations going into it, but regardless it was way too sweet and completely lacked bourbon character, which I don’t need to be hit over the head with per se, but I would like to show up in some noticeable amount. Maybe it’s the whole "BBQ" thing, but I would have killed for an underlying smoke element in this. Instead, it just became a cherry cough syrup bomb.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Light, airy, bourbon aroma with caramel and maybe carrots. Pours clear peachy amber. Sweet, hot bourbon flavor tempered by the right amount of sour mash. Light caramel malt and a touch of rye. Probably my favorite Boulevard.
RedEft (153) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark honey-gold with a generous, off-white head. The aroma hits a little of everything - malts, alcohol, fruit (cherries?), bread - but all of this is sort of twisted up in a strong bourbon overtone. The taste is surprisingly sweet, and for me, simply dominated by bourbon. I can sum up the taste as such - someone just unnecessarily poured a shot of Southern Comfort into my quadrupel. I can appreciate it, I suppose, but it’s not my thing.