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Bully! Porter - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Bully! PorterBully! Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,058 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,058
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 43
Gots: 66 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

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
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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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%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a most excellent porter! pours jet black, with a fluffy tan head more than 2 inches tall. no light gets through. smells incredibly darkly roasted, coffee notes, and some bold yeast as well. the flavor is extremely bold, with just a quick yeast hit up front followed by that thick roasted kick and a bitter coffee/hop finish. it really stands out as unique to me, and just a massive profile of flavor. mouthfeel is just a tad over carbonated in my opinion, full bodied to the max, but a beer you could easily and enjoyably make a night of. bravo to boulevard for this gem!

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

I'm actually drinking my third one of these tonight, so it's about time I got off my arse and reviewed this brew. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a Darth Vader black color with a big, rich, creamy tan head which takes about half the beer to finally go away. Superb lacing throughout the brew.

Smell - Dark chocolate, coffee, all the things we love in a hearty porter. Very interesting.

Taste - Certainly a coffee puch up front, followed by a nice dark chocolate on the backside. Nice and rich but not overwhelming, very well balanced.

Mouthfeel - Enough carbonation to make things interesting, not too much. A bit of a bitter tinge to the aftertaste, which I like. Makes me know I'm drinking good beer. The chocolate and bitter taste stayed with me for a while after drinking this brew.

Overall - Very easy to use this as a session brew. This is an excellent example of an American Porter, very well balanced, not too strong. It's easy to drink a bunch of these. I really enjoyed this brew.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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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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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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3.97/5  rDev +5%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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.
Delicious.

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.

Bully! Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.