Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml brown bottle with a vintage date of 2011. Bottle No. 8061.
Brewery states they did pick up some brett recently, popped the cork off ... corked talked about brett to me, more fruit than funk. Pours with a sudsy light brown head, lacing is impressive ... black as black can be. Aromatics are titans, mellow barrel juice and char, roasted grain of dark chocolate and espresso and a delicate kiss of over ripened fruit ... a whisper of brett as well. Creaminess is set on high, full body floats in the mouth. The maltiness is big on dark chocolate and a sweetened Cubano coffee. Fruity and alcoholic with a growing dryness that wields a hammer of cocoa powder and wood. Molasses. Hops stay modest. Mild tartness, infancy of the brett? It does have a ghost-like funk within. Sweet roasted finish, pretty much burnt sugar.
Not a hair short of being great, the brewery admits to some funk ... wish I had another bottle to see where it goes.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2011 04:51:48 | More by Jason
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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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