The Sixth Glass - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Explosive uncorking with a sea-spray of beer and head. What a show. Nice cork - soft at the beer end and harder at the outside end. Yeast-free bottle.
Sugary nose full of ripe fruit, chewy malt, bright hops, and some chalky yeast. Very chewy malt indeed. Rich, supple roast teeming with sticky and dark characters. Chocolate, cherry. Smells like it will be syrupy and alcoholic. Smells wonderful.
Pours a dirty brownish red color, quite murky, with an enormous head that's alive with effervescence and energy. All that excitement was too much for it and it flew away like a hot air balloon leaving me with a sad little dirty brown beverage.
With first glass I am taken back by the tactile orgy of aesthetic wonderment this beer has imposed on me. Sheer tastiness of the best kind. Delightfully malty. A thick, syrupy, and sticky mess of a mouthfeel along with a little alcohol heat bring to mind whiskey or Old Ale. Dark fruit, ripe cherry, pear, and a little melon. A little spicy and phenolic, tad peppery, and a little funky. Floral, herbal hops are less pronounced than in the nose.
By third glass crisp alcohol heat grows with warmth. Becomes sharper and more bitter.
By sixth glass I've had my fill and the alcohol is getting the better of me (granted, the sixth glass is a small one). Still, I'll make sure not to follow any well-dressed men home.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2008 02:21:24 | More by MrHungryMonkey
The Sixth Glass from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.