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Bully! Porter - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bully! PorterBully! Porter

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very good

1,043 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 43
Gots: 59 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in Boulevard’s rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character. Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

49 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Lemke10
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a single bottle of this as part of a M&M 6-pack from Binny’s in Downer’s Grove, IL for $9.99 in Early 2012.

Pours a very dark brown/black color with a fluffy light brown head. Scent is mostly of robust malts and cocoa. Taste is heavy and flavorful. Has a robust cocoa sugar taste that is smooth. Finishes with a dry, slightly bitter after taste. Great Drinkability and well made.

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of frankiepop
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice porter that had some nice smoke after the lid is poppped. What pours is a very dark black brews that makes a big foamy tan head that sustained a long time with some nice lacing.

The taste is strong and full with burnt roasty mocha nut taste. This is a bitter sweet flavor that is balanced well. I prefer a sugary sweet porter generally but this has more hoppy bitterness. However the mocha flavors is very nice on the tongue. Thick and lovely amount of flavor.

Pretty smooth and drinkable beer. Carbonation is fizzy but not too big and bubbly or overwhelming.

a great beer that goes down well with some Charles Gayle saxophone that is inspired by Coltrane. william Hooker's trio cd "Monsoon" would also be a nice choice for this American style Porter.

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Briefly chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip pint. Best-by date on bottle says 4.14.12.

Look- Pours a dark ruby brown/black with three fingers of toasted marshmallow-colored head. Settles to an off-center half inch of dense foam after about five minutes. Fair amount of sticky looking webby lacing, though it's sparser than I'd like to see from a hearty porter. Pretty respectable, all things considered.

Smell- Light and spicy for a porter. Cinnamon, roasted grain, semi-sweet chocolate, French roast coffee, and a touch of aromatic hardwood. Maybe some candied plum. Swirling brings out a bit of bitterness and booze. Hits all the right notes and adds something intriguing- very nice.

Taste- Starts out like black coffee with a hint of sweetness, before rolling over into dark chocolate. Somewhere in the middle there's a flush of black cherry, followed by a light smoky flavor. Finishes with notes of coffee, loamy earth, and a dark green pine-like flavor. Aftertaste is roasty and savory. Manages to feel light on it's feet despite the strong dark flavors.

Mouthfeel- Rich, not quite syrupy. The texture is something like watered down eggnog. A moderate amount of carbonation asserts itself at the front of the sip, emphasizing the creaminess on the swallow. As I mentioned before, it comes off as fairly light nonetheless. Somewhat dry on the finish, but not as cottony as some roasty beers get. I wouldn't mind having a couple of these.

Overall- Pretty darn good, and quite sessionable for a porter. Complex enough to keep things interesting without going overboard. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown to coffee/chocolate type color. Very nice head and plenty of lacing.

It's got a sweet, roasted, woodland type smell. not real strong, but pleasant and on par with the taste.

The taste is very fine. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and smoke. Downright delicious if you ask me.

Mouthfeel is thick and tangy, with plenty of carbonation and a nice, lingering, slightly bitter, smoky aftertaste.

Drinkability: Pretty darn high. A nice, tasty beer that might complement a medium rare porterhouse steak quite nicely. Well, at least that's what food I'd like to have right now, perhaps the beer is giving me ideas about what to cook for dinner.

Overall rating: Thank you sir! May I have another!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of KDawg
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown color with a nice and defined head.

Very well balanced aromas of toffee, roasted caramel, roasted malts, and some bits of smoke and coffee. Good complex aromas but with nothing completely jumping out

full bodied with very good flavors of roast coffee, toffee, caramel and a bit of smoke. The feel is a slight bit of a let down as it is slightly hollow in the middle

An extremely good porter. Excellent lacing with very good aromas and good flavors.

Bully! Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.