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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

776 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 236
Gots: 214 | FT: 14
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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2008)
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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apasternak

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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infinitebruner

Arkansas

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

April 27, 2014
Poured from bomber into a snifter. 2014 Edition.

A – Pitch black color, no transparency, tan/caramel head of about 1 cm, dissipates within about 60 seconds.

S – Warm, sweet booze on the first whiff, juicy raisins, hint of bittersweet chocolate.

T – Maybe figs, light toffee, very little bourbon (mostly on the nose), plums in the background, lots of dark-roasted and char notes.

M – Creamy with medium-high carbonation. Mild aftertaste, flavors wash over the entire tongue and then carried away by bubbles from carbonation.

O – For a beer with a lot going with it, this is surprisingly easy-going and totally drinkable. Not a lot to differentiate from other imperials though. Really love the carbonation and the finish.

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foobula

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%

2011 Imperial Stout bottle no 1854, batch 2011-1, best by 01-2013. Appearance is dark black with a small dark brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma when cold, pretty much just sour. Not what I expected, and not particularly appealing. Taste is a little sour up front, tangy, some oak. The finish has a lot of oak that comes through as it warms up in the throat. Speaking of warming, there is a little bit of alcohol heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thick. It's my first time having this, so I can't speak to what 3 years of aging have done. The initial sourness is off-putting, but the beer redeems itself with a very nice oaky finish that lingers quite a while. Glad I got to try it, thanks Will!

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Massachusetts

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California

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Georgia

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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.