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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,004 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,004
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 244
Gots: 299 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2008

Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Belgian yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

63 IBU
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Photo of Mayo2323
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tridge85
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanguedocRocks
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing bourbon flavors. One could say a bourbon bomb. Definately one of my favorite stouts out there, and at the perfect price point.

Had on tap 02/24/15. Have a bottle aging since December 2014. Will be interested to see how the taste changes.

Photo of Boldenglishale
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 22 oz. bottle.

A - Black with dark brown highlights, solid, with light tan head and mild lacing.

S - Dark fruit, prunes and molasses, alcohol burn.

T - Starts with the nose, but with a subtle chocolate element, fruity cocoa nibs, fading toward roast coffee in the middle, roasted malts and a touch of tobacco and leather, a line of barrel and bourbon, slight hints of umami, closing slightly bitter, but very smooth.

M - Slick and heavy, but not cloying. A mild carbonation, and decent drying in the close keep this from becoming taxing.

O - This is a pleasure to drink. There are several layers to this, and it is fun to explore how they mix and mingle through each sip. This is a big beer, with a punchy roast and alcohol core that is quintessential imperial. A bomber worth its price, certainly, and an excellent choice when you've got nothing left to do for the night.

Photo of Beastcpa
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jae61
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of th0m
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveRinn
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nut
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CycleHops
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the dark beers Ive ever tasted. Would recommend to anyone.

Photo of Tuckerster
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveD082791
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rbmjr1
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,004 ratings.