Served semi chilled from a 750 mL bottle and poured into a wine glass. Pours a reddish brown color with a huge tan foam head. It took me about 2 full minutes to pour the small amount for the picture above. Smell is sweet and oaky, with heavy hints of bourbon and cherries. Also hints of sweet caramel malt and sugar. Carbonation is high with a medium body. Taste is a combination of roasted malt, Belgian yeast (as a Belgian Quad should), vanilla, oak, bourbon, cherries and candy sugar. Aftertaste hinges mostly on the bourbon with hints of yeast.
Overall, a very nice beer from Boulevard. I had been holding onto this for several months before opening up (about a few weeks ago). The rest of the group who sampled all concurred this was a tremendous brew. Not a cheap beer, but a great one to buy in a group and share.
$15/750 mL bomber
97/100 Beer Advocate