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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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Jason

Massachusetts

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.
93 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.