Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hops4Pops:
4.59/5 rDev +10.1%
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:
4.08/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2013 Vintage poured in a stemless red wine glass
A - Pours a non-viscous dark brown color, accompanied by a frothy 2 finger head. The head is composed of large, quickly dissipating bubble that leave a small amount of residual foam.
S - Light on the smell. Some candied fruits, oak and a lingering small amount of smoke.
T - Well balanced, with chocolate and coffee, followed up by a little bite from the alcohol and oak. Light on the hops.
M - Very smooth. A little on the thin side but still has a nice lingering dryness to it.
O - Overall a good stout. While a little on the light side, both in smell and mouthfeel, it does have a nice balance to the flavor components and a nice incorporation of the oak.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 19:29:01 | More by kdahnke123
3.54/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Ink black and completely opaque. Three finger head. Good retention and creamy, sticky lacing.
Mildly roasted aroma with hints of bourbon.
Wheat toast and coffee roasted character. Just a hint of bourbon. Herbal hop.
Dense, almost syrupy body. Low carbonation. Grainy texture.
Pretty standard. Less bourbon character than most beers in this style. Also less hops.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 02:33:54 | More by bnes09
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.