Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by portia99:
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml corked and caged bottle (Batch 2008-1 - bottle 6335 of 11960) poured into a Bruery tulip.
A - Pours a super intense black color with three fingers of thick, frothy, dark khacki foam with excellent staying power. After several long minutes, the head dies down and leaves behind thick webs of lacing on the glass.
S - Lots of dark roasted malts up front...tons of milk chocolate. Rather boozy with some bourbony aromas. Hints of licorice and maybe even a bit of root beer.
T - Very roasty and even a bit smokey, astringent and charcoaly. Faint hints of bourbon, noticeable alcohol. Touches of licorice, caramel, molasses and dark fruits. Lots of yeast derived esters, fruity with hints of berries.
M - Medium bodied, maybe a touch thin for the style. Carbonation is somewhat light, fine bubbled, only marginally tingly and gives a smooth feel. Noticeable alcohol, marginal warmth/burn.
O - Overall, this is a good imperial stout. Held up well over its 4yr life. Smooth, with lots of dark roasted malt and some char, mixed with sweet molasses and caramel. I wouldn't put this up at the highest level for the style but this is still very good.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2012 23:52:26 | More by portia99
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at 16 tons the other day (and spendy too, at $7 for a 10 ounce glass - very spendy for 16 tons).
The beer pours a blackish brown color with light lacing and fair at best head retention. The nose is attractive, right off the bat however, as I pick up noticeable malt balls, milk chocolate, vanilla and something a kirsch aroma. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, though I'm loving all the tootsie roll and malt ball chocolate flavor I'm picking up. The beer is soft and fairly full on the palate, with the carbonation dialed down considerable (not a problem at all in this well made beer). The finish is long, and the alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile. You notice it after a while, but there's no alcoholic burn or heaviness on the finish.
Very impressive beer from Boulevard, especially considering that this beer had been on tap for nearly a week at 16 tons, and so probably was not at it's best. Would order this one again in a heartbeat.
Serving type: on-tap
03-31-2014 20:12:56 | More by johnmichaelsen
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.