RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2013
I have drank this beer a few times over the past few years. I am not a big of bourbon aging and have stayed away from rating the beer because of that. However, I got to try an interesting aged bottled at a bottle share at Lukas in Martin City.
Batch 2 from 2010. So its a but more than 3 years old at this point.
The fun part of this beer is that it is all funkedified. Aroma has a great tartness from what seems to be a pleasant surprise from the barrel aging. Takes the edge off the stronger and alcohol heavy beer. There is a bit of sourness in the flavor but in general a lightened wild barrel character is now dominating. Love this aged bottles a lot more than anything fresh.

3.9
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
750ml bottle, No. 1638, Batch No. 2010-1 shared by (I think...) Matt ,at Zach and Matt’s tasting. Pours light murky reddish brown without much head. Aroma of bourbon and malts and cherries. Taste is boozy (Bourbon obviously) and bright and slightly sour. Taste is more of the cherries than the bourbon, and there are also some toffee and wood and vanilla notes. Finish is really nice, I thouroughly enjoyed this one.

2.6
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
750ml bottle - thanks rosenberg
Massivly heady aroma, no shyness in saying booz. Tons of esters, but that’s not surprising considering the expectations given the alcohol. Soft sweet but also sgary and boozy palate. quite a nice belgiann malt and hop combination, but the booze is so fucked up. Sorry Matti, but this was very bad value for money.

4
GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
September 9th, 2011 - Boulevard Brewery’s Bourbon Barrel Quad was the highlight of my very first local beer tasting here in San Diego. A fellow craft beer fan in my graduate student housing complex said sent out a call and craft beer aficionados flocked to the site. Murky, deep and a healthy and hale red-orange, even in the glass this brew stands out amongst the crowd. The subtler smells were crowded out by the raucous atmosphere, but keen notes of cherry and dry barrel aging wood were sharp and poignant, even as they blended with the aromas of other open beers on the tabletop. Mild cherry flavors lead the charge on the palate, delivering a nice, lingering acidic edge and concluding with a deep, overripe sweet cherry aftertaste. Notably for a beer this reliant on cherry flavors, there was absolutely no hint of that cough medicine flavor that plagues beers of this flavor persuasion. A bourbon burn accompanies a generally heavy alcohol push, giving this beer a powerful but elegant touch of fruits and barrel aging that I find compelling.

3
gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Clear dark Red amber. Thick foamy head. Tastes like grass flavored nyquil. Way too strong. Tastes like bourbon...i don’t like bourbon. Thanks miley.

3.8
OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Not a bad brew at all. Thanks to you, generous folks at Hunahpu day 2013. Aroma is tart cherries, bourbon, fruits, and alcohol. Pour is opaque brown, with not much for a head. Taste is similar with tart cherries, subtle vanilla, some very subdued alcohol notes, and tons of fruity notes. I liked this one. The owner told me it was infected. I don’t really know if that was true or not because it didn’t seem too off to me. Either way, it was enjoyable.

3.6
brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Sample aged 1.5 years. Cherries much muted, especially in flavor. A little leather and dust. Better fresh in my opinion, but good none the less!

4.5
sjohnny (635) - - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from 2011. Cherries, malt, yeast, vanilla aroma. Pours an opaque orangish brown with foamy light tan head. Cinnamon, cherries, yeast, slightly boozy with a dry finish. Lingering alcohol warmth in the throat. This is a stellar beer.

3.8
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of cherry. Nice bready yeast and blush wine. Pours red with little film. Taste is sweet but mellow with good cherry oak note. A little too sweet.


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