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Dry Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 06-02-2002

Velvety black and perfectly opaque, this surprisingly smooth, drinkable beer is a delightful harmony of smoky roasted flavors and tangy, coffee-like notes. Available only on tap at fine establishments throughout our distribution region.

28 IBU
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Photo of mwilbur
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.
A: Dark with thick tan head. Nice carbonation.
S: Honey and roasted malt. Hint of coffee too.
T: Loads of roasted malt and as advertised...dry. Decent taste, but tends to be one note only. No variance or complexity.
M: Medium body. Smooth at first then finishes dry.
D: Decently drinkable, but nothing special. I can't knock it for being dry...it is what it is...but I prefer other stout types.

Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with purple tinges, plus 2+ fingers of bubbly sand colored head. Average lacing & below average head retention

S: Roasted malt, chocolate & coffee, none in any large amount

T: Slight roasted malt, nuttyness, grainyness & dryness up front. More roastyness, dryness as this warms. Finishes dry with roastyness & slight coffee notes. Needs more malt depth

MF: Light/medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slight wetness

Drinks pretty good, but give me a Irish big three over this any day. Love to try this on tap or better nitro. Just run of the mill

Photo of merlin48
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a sampler pack, bottle pours a dark mahogany body with a small, but lasting, khaki head. Some good lacing is left on the glass. Not much of an aroma for a stout. Some roasty notes of burnt coffee is about it. Thin in the mouth, overcarbonated for style. Taste has a roasty bitterness like strong coffee and a pleasant nuttiness. Very mundane overall.

Photo of weylinfidler
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Nothing special, Very basic lable on bottle. Beer is as dark a Guinness

S - Smells like you would expect from an Irish Stout

T - A bit lighter than Guinness but over all not half bad

M - A bit more Carbonation than I would like. I may just be used to Nitrogen tap.

D - I could drink this all night. Almost like Guinness light with all the flavor.

Photo of Strix
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black with mahogany edges, short-lived head.

Smell has a chocolate roasted malt smell, but somewhat weak.

This is not as flavorful as I'd like. A roasted, nutty flavor with a dry finish, but doesn't really develop.

Mouthfeel a little weaker and flatter than I'd like.

This was all right, but not great. I've been happy with most of Boulevard's beers, but this one didn't really do it for me.

Photo of wcudwight
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Opaque in color with a thin fizzy film on top that is tan in color. I wish it had a big thick creamy head.
Kind of a nutty aroma. A bit of chocolate and roasted malts but not as much as expected.
Light roasted malts with a bit of a bitter hop finish.
The light mouthfeel I expected with a dry-stout out of a bottle. It's still not as creamy as I'd like. The dry finish is nice.
It's a drinkable beer. You could easily put a few of these back.
I don't dislike this beer but with that said I would choose the more readily available big 3 over this. Guinness, Beamish and Murphys.

Photo of nickynick
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stout pour a very nice dark brown in the glass. It only lost points because while the head had a nice tan color it was small, and had very little lacing. The smell of this beer was good. Sweet chocolate malt, with a sprinkle of hops. Taste was good. Sweet chocolate...very sweet, I thought this was a dry stout. The hops hit finally but don't linger. Mouthfeel was ok, could be a little better if a it were a tad bit thinker. Overall drinkability was goood. Went down smooth. Didn't leave me to full. Nice stout even if it was a little sweet for a dry stout.

Photo of AMo
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Boulevard Dry Stout pours a dark black with a hint of amber up to the light. It has a mellow malty smell that goes along with a creamy dry malted flavor. The mouthfeel is very smooth making it quite enjoyable. A nice drink, but the dryness really kicks in at the end making it a bit tough to finish the bottom.

Photo of KodyBrannon
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into a pint glass. It poured a dark chocolate Color with a tan head that didn't last very long. The smell of this beer is malty with a chocolate kick. It also had the chocolate and roasted malt flavor. All in all this was a decent beer, with a watery mouthfeel. I would prefer it to be a little thicker in the mouth, but in a pinch, it is better than some beers. I would drink this agian, if I couldn't find anything else to enjoy.

Photo of TexIndy
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date into a pint glass. It was a dark brown color. It had a decent light tan head that quickly settled into a tiny collar. The aroma was so-so with roasted and chocolate malts. Not very strong. The taste was also just average. Had some flavor but really needed more to stand out. It's better than a macro but not by much. Mouthfeel was watery. Overall it's an OK beer but with so many better beers out there I don't see me having this one again. Only recommend if you can steal from a friends fridge. (One and done)

Photo of lackenhauser
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark color. Not a lot of carbonation. Nice, sharp roasted aroma. Good malty flavor. Nice roasted notes with a well balanced bitterness. Fairly dry finish. Decent mouthfeel. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I could see having many of these in a sitting. Bet its damn good on draft too.

Photo of goochpunch
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark, chocolatey brown with ruby highlighted edges and a fluffy and whipped khaki head. Smell has notes of chocolate, toffee, and a mild roast. Some fruity esters pop up as well. Pretty tame in the flavor department, but I enjoy it for what it is. Starts off with some esters and a far pushed-back chocolate. The finish brings on the roast and ends dry. Welcome bitterness hangs on after each sip. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. For its dryness and easy-going flavor profile, this is really drinkable.

Photo of allengarvin
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass, this beer is dark black, with a ruby tint around the edge, and a head that fades to but a film after a few seconds. Pleasant though faint coffee, chocolate aroma. Roasted malt dominates the flavor. There's a small touch of sweet chocolate.

Completely average stout, with nothing outstanding at all.

Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Best by 12/29/07"

a: Black with a thick tan head, poor retention and little lace.

s: Sweet roasted malt with notes of chocolate.

t: Sweet, smokey, some chocolate, a tad bitter in the finish.

m: Body is appropriate for the style, but carbonation is probably a bit higher than it should be.

d:Not sure if this was my first stout or if Guinness Draught deserves the distinction, but either way this works well as an introduction to the darker side of beers. The flavor and aroma are mild and inviting.
Body is on the lighter side making for a highly drinkable irish stout.

Its solid, but unremarkable, pretty average I suppose (though when I was a college Freshman I would have had words with anyone who denied its spectacularity).

This beer isn't the best of its style, but its local and the price is right, so drink up!

Photo of Squelch
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Black with Thick head that dissipates quickly

S: Smells of sweet and roasted malt. Slight english hop aroma.

T: Toffee and roasted malts dominate with a slight hop bitterness and flavor.

M: Thick and creamy. Yummy

D: Very drinkable beer. A sipping beer for sure.

Photo of KarlHungus
2.67/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer pours a nearly opaque black color. The head is large, firm, creamy, and light tan in color. It recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, cream, and a hint of milk chocolate and vanilla. The taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, with a funky aftertaste. It is almost astringent. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderately high carbonation. Overall, this beer has a nice appearance and aroma, but the taste is too much for me to deal with. I will not drink this one again.

Photo of crazybrody06
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark black with just hints of ruby when held to the light. 2 finger tan head that didnt last long. decent lacing. The smell is of malts, coffee, chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted coffee, bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium body, lots of carbonation, one was plenty. This is not my favorite style, but much better then other beers of the same style.

Photo of iceball585
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, very thin tan head that faded to a thin ring

S- Roasted coffee beans, cocoa, dark malts, grains

T- Roasted coffee, roasted malts, creamy, semi-sweet chocolate, slightly bready

M- Heavy bodied, medium carbonation, crisp flavor w/ a dry finish

D- Great dry stout

I truely enjoy this beer. Great flavors but not too overpowering. Good full feel and good dry stout finish.

Photo of NatetheGreat
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: big, creamy, soft, tan-colored head that has staying power. beer is very dark brown to black.

S: aromas of roasted coffee beans, toasted grain, some bitter chocolate and chicory

T: roasty and toasty. bittering finish. good assertive flavor, with chickory, and earthy bark notes.

M: smooth, but lively. coats mouth.

D: drinkable, but personally, one is plenty.

Photo of OKCNittany
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle - pint glass

A: Black body. 1/2" tan head that didn't hold.

S: A somewhat light aroma of roasted malt & coffee. OK, but nothing special.

T: Roasted (maybe burnt) malts & coffee are there with a decent hop presence that brings balance. Again, ok, but nothing special.

M: Lightly carbonated, but a much lighter body than it should be. It's definitely not the smooth, creamy mouthfeel you expect in a stout. As you'd expect from the name, the finish was very dry.

D: It's drinkable & a decent brew, but if you're a big stout fan, you'll probably want something else instead. I have a hard time believing this has the same parents as the Bully Porter.

Photo of tronester
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on the nitro tap at the Boulevard Brewery. A nice deep black color, with creamy, white head. Smells of toasted malt and slight smell of hops. A bit sweet tasting, but a good balance of hops and malt. Has a nice roasted malt character.

I think I like the bottle conditioned version better, the nitro version is a bit watery.

Photo of jaxon53
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra from bort11 (thank you). Served slightly chilled in a pint glass, from a stubby twelve ounce bottle. Poured a deep, pitch black. Yielded about a finger and a half of creamy, light brown head with a vigorous pour. Head somewhat quickly dissipated into a thin ring of lace in the glass. Smell: Aromas of roasted malts, a slight layer of black licorice, a small hint of semi-sweet chocolate, with just a little bit of smoke in the background. Not a very strong nose, but not too bad. Flavor was comparable to the smell. The bitter semi-sweet chocolate flavor hits the tongue first, followed by the black licorice, and any smokey notes in the back. Finishes pretty dry as the name implies. A bit over carbonated in my opinion. A somewhat thin mouthfeel that had an almost chalky feel to it. None of the 5.2 percent alcohol was present. Pretty drinkable.

Photo of jwc215
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Wasatch for this one...

Pours nearly pitch black with a thin tan head that becomes a lasting patch that leaves hardly any lacing.

The smell is of lightly roasted coffee and chocolate with underlying earthy notes.

The taste is of chocolate with some very lightly roasted coffee beans. Earthy, slightly dark fruity undertones. Mild acidity. Sweet, but with some dryness in the finish.

Light-to-medium bodied with a bit more carbonated effervescence than expected - not quite as smooth as the style should be.

A little too sweet, a little too carbonated. It's okay, but more "sessionable" dry stouts out there, IMO.

Photo of happygnome
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: real deep brown color almost black with three quarter inch head that dissapeared fast leaving a good amount of lacing
s: deffinate strongly roasted grains, sweeter than i expected, the aroma reminds me of one of those fancy coffees
t: chocolaty coffee, very nice, not bitter strong roasted malt taste
m: light to medium bodied with a lot of carbonation

overall i really enjoyed this brew, but i found it a little too sweet

Photo of gmfessen
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is dark - black with a thin bubbly head. Smell is enjoyable; slightly roasted coffee along with a touch of chocolate and hints of vanilla. The initial taste is similar to the nose with the roasted malt flavor being dominant and a decently bitter finish, not quite as enjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy carbonation and a dry (really?!) finish. Overall this is a very sessionable stout. The bottle I have has a best by date of three months ago but it still tastes good. I would however like to try a bottle in its prime.

Dry Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.