Saturday, December 18, 2010

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

I got mine. Did you get yours?

One of my favorite beers was beers was released earlier this week. If you see any be sure to buy some and stash it away. This beer is lovely with a year or so of aging. They also make great Christmas presents.

A special note for the 2010 batch:
The 2010 edition is unique because, unlike previous batches, it is 100% barrel-aged. The length of aging time ranged from eight months to three years using a blend of first-use, second-use and third-use oak bourbon barrels. Because more barrels were combined to create this batch, the cherry tartness is slightly more pronounced than in prior years, contributing to a greater overall complexity and depth of flavor.

Some notes from a 2008 bottle I had back in May.

  • 02414 of 10630 Batch 2008-2
  • Clear deep mahogany color with a tan head that settles into a thin wispy film. 
  • Toffee. A little cherry. Some subdued vanilla/bourbon booziness. The sum aroma is better than its parts.
  • I really like the subtle cherry note that runs through the sip from begining to end. Dry, a little tart, a nice balance to the caramel/toffee sweetness.
  • The bourbon barrel flavors are nice and subdued, well blended with the other flavors.
  • No alcohol burn, you feel it more so than taste it. 
I wish I could buy cases of this.

1 comment:

  1. Hello brewers, that this Christmas will bring much happiness to all and many beers ...
    Happy Christmas ...........