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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

680 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 680
Reviews: 279
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%


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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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a deep, dark brown with touches of tootsie roll sneaking around the edges. The head is a frothy tan that leaves behind a bit of lace.

Smells of some dry, bitter tuber, dry cocoa, a hint of bourbon and a... well, dry oak. Very... dry.

Tastes of sweet cocoa, a touch of root beer barrel and an astringent coffee. Meh. This really dries my mouth out. I see how this is an RIS, but its dryness is working against it.

Feels light, thin and frothy.

Not too bad, but a little disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 04:31:31 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.