waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. enoyed on deck in Kentucky overlooking Red River. Hazy/dark amber pour with thin lasting off white head. Big aroma full of dark fruits and cloves. Whisky notes prominent in aroma. big malty body. baked bread, spice and dark fruits. carbonated a bit too much. whisky warms in finish. very nice.
Wordsworth (120) - 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 (655) - 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 (1486) - 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 (1403) - 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 (759) - 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 donít need to be hit over the head with per se, but I would like to show up in some noticeable amount. Maybe itís 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 itís not my thing.
koleminer20 (189) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Part of a tasting 11/24/2013 at Fraserís Pub in Ann Arbor. The pour is a dark brown with a thin, filmy head and minimal lace. The aroma is heavy in banana with a touch of cherry on the back end. The flavor was mentioned by the group to have smelled like Wonka Runts candy. Strange description, but very, very accurate. The flavor is cherry and incredibly yeasty. Notes of vanilla are present, presumably from the barrel. Very solid beer, with a touch of sourness in the finish
zizzybalubba (1254) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (2013 bottle, batch 13420-1, best before August 2015). Muddy brown pour with a frothy khaki head. The tart cherry aroma is detected first but then fades to oak and bourbon leaving the tartness deep in the background. The flavor is incredible; vanilla and sherry are tasted with an undercurrent of oak and booze and underneath it all faint cherries and coffee. The end result is quite stunning but it does not resemble a quad at the end of the day. Not that I am complaining because this is barrel aging done right. World class!