Barrel Character: At the forefront; warm, toasty, boozy, earthy
Finish: Lingering dry bitterness with bourbon and a hint of tart cherry
|Aroma||Oak, bourbon, cherry, almond, dried fruit|
|Body||Light but warming, so the perception is a drinkable medium-bodied beer|
Malt: Pale Malt, Cara 300, Munich, Malted Wheat
Adjuncts: Dextrose, Brown Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Dark Candi Syrup
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.
|Original Gravity (Plato)||21.0|
|Terminal Gravity (Plato)||2.6|
|CO2 - Bottles||3.3 vol (6.5 g/L)|
|CO2 - Kegs||N/A|
Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to be the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, with full or partial distribution currently in 31 states and Washington DC. Since 1989 our brewery has remained dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Our selection of fine ales and lagers include the Midwest's best-selling craft beer, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer, our flagship Boulevard Pale Ale, and The Smokestack Series line of artisanal beers. We are proud to be Kansas City's Beer.