Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad
From Boulevard Brewing – Based loosely on the Smokestack Series Sixth Glass, this abbey-style quadrupel, after fermentation on cherries, was separated into a number of oak bourbon barrels, where is aged for varying lengths of time, in some cases as long as a year. Selected barrels were then blended for optimum flavor. The resulting beer retains only very subtle cherry characteristics, with toffee and vanilla notes coming to the fore.
Boulevard Brewing – Smokestack Series – Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 11.8% abv. From Bob in TX.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy mahogany with a tight knit 1/8 inch layer of froth.
Aroma: Dark fruit, spicy yeast, cherry and cognac.
Taste: Booze, cherries, spicy yeast and bread crust.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and fizzy.
Overall: An amazing beer. I was surprised that it didn’t have the usually bourbon bomb vanilla profile I find in bourbon barrel aged beers. Very tasty and complex.