Beers and Ciders

Smokestack Series: Bourbon Barrel Quad


Boulevard Brewing Company

About Smokestack Series: Bourbon Barrel Quad

Barrel Character: At the forefront; warm, toasty, boozy, earthy

Finish: Lingering dry bitterness with bourbon and a hint of tart cherry

AromaOak, bourbon, cherry, almond, dried fruit
MaltCaramel, molasses
BodyLight 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

  • Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Availability: 750 mL Bottles Only

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.

Color (EBC)67
Bitterness (IBUs)19
Original Gravity (Plato)21.0
Terminal Gravity (Plato)2.6
Alcohol (ABV)11.8%
CO2 - Bottles3.3 vol (6.5 g/L)
CO2 - KegsN/A
About Boulevard Brewing Company

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.

Distributed by these Blue Ridge Beverage Locations:
Salem, Waynesboro, Lynchburg, South Boston, Abingdon