Bourbon Barrel Quad

  • Style: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
  • Availability: 750 mL Bottles Only
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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) 74
Bitterness (IBUs) 26
Original Gravity (Plato) 21.0
Terminal Gravity (Plato) 2.6
Alcohol (ABV) 11.8%
CO2 - Bottles 3.3 vol (6.5 g/L)
CO2 - Kegs N/A

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

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

Aroma Bourbon, cherry, vanilla, dark fruit, oak, Belgian yeast (clove, spice)
Malt Caramel and toffee
Hops N/A
Balance
Body Medium body, full flavor

Ingredients

Malt: Pale Malt, Cara 300, Munich, Malted Wheat
Adjuncts: Dextrose, Brown Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Dark Candi Syrup
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Golding

Glassware

Tulip Glass

Pairings