Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
4.59/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Original Review on Paper: 1/13/14
Boulevard Brewing Company
Imperial Stout 2013
Batch from a fresh keg I watched them tap an hour before my 32 oz pressure cap growler was filled and kept cold. It sat a few days in the fridge before I cracked it open and slowly consumed all 32 oz over several hours in an effort to really get to know this beer well.
A: Vigorous center pour into a tulip. Two fingers of dark tan colored head. Good carbonation. Bubbles from foam sized up to 1/2 inch. Slowly receding head leaving a dense and sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. After about 5 minutes there is a covering over 90% of the beer including some 1/8 inch bubbles. Deep Brown (SRM 30+)in reflective light. No light is passing through the beer but its not actually black.
S: Dark malts, dark fruits, chocolate, hops, alcohol. The nose on this beer is lighter than expected until it really warms up and breathes.
T: Lots of malt, chocolate, coffee, rye, dates, plums, sweetness, bitterness of hops, bourbon. Finishes bittersweet with a little smoke. Considering the 12% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden. Very inviting.
M: Full bodied. Smooth and very creamy. Chewy. A strong bittersweetness. Warmth of the alcohol.
O: The is a very well constructed beer. It is well balanced. Deep and complex. It would seem this much going on in one beer could have ended up drain pour. Its not! Definitely not a session beer... lol! Also not a beer for those new to craft beer. Very good! I have 2 corked and caged 2013 bottles aging. I can't wait to try them in 5 & 10 years.
Serving type: growler
01-24-2014 01:48:23 | More by Hops4Pops
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2013 Vintage corked and caged, poured into a snifter.
A- Pours pitch black with a finger worth of head which quickly fades to the sides of the glass.
S- Chocolate, cocoa, and whiskey on the nose, not much more to speak of here.
T- Starts with chocolate maltiness before the whiskey comes into play. The oak and whiskey takes over the back end of each sip.
M- On the thinner side for an imperial stout, with a nice alcohol warming after each sip.
Not a bad barrel aged imperial stout, but average.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 20:30:49 | More by vic21234
4.49/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Type: 750ml (25.4 oz.) bottle
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 (received as a Father’s Day gift)
Purchased: June 14, 2014
Consumed: July 2, 2014
Misc.: Champagne cork; Batch No. 1613310-2 (semi-guessing on the ‘6’); Best by Nov. 2015; 2013 edition
Poured a pitch black color with three fingers of frothy tan head. Average amount of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Fantastic retention, settling nicely in the beginning and only losing a little bit on the top the rest of the way.
Smelled rich chocolate, roasted dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, dates, fig, light tobacco?, wet cocoa powder, boozy liquor, rye, whiskey and faint smoky fire. Really grew on me after a few whiffs.
Tasted just as good as the smell. Got toffee, caramel, dark chocolate booziness, thick cocoa powder, light coffee beans, smooth whiskey, plum, dates, figs, hot fudge and roasted nuts.
Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Just a fantastic beer. Loved every moment of it.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 04:25:33 | More by BucannonXC5
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.