Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
April 27, 2014
Poured from bomber into a snifter. 2014 Edition.
A – Pitch black color, no transparency, tan/caramel head of about 1 cm, dissipates within about 60 seconds.
S – Warm, sweet booze on the first whiff, juicy raisins, hint of bittersweet chocolate.
T – Maybe figs, light toffee, very little bourbon (mostly on the nose), plums in the background, lots of dark-roasted and char notes.
M – Creamy with medium-high carbonation. Mild aftertaste, flavors wash over the entire tongue and then carried away by bubbles from carbonation.
O – For a beer with a lot going with it, this is surprisingly easy-going and totally drinkable. Not a lot to differentiate from other imperials though. Really love the carbonation and the finish.
07-27-2014 11:44:56 | More by infinitebruner
4.06/5 rDev -2.4%
2011 Imperial Stout bottle no 1854, batch 2011-1, best by 01-2013. Appearance is dark black with a small dark brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma when cold, pretty much just sour. Not what I expected, and not particularly appealing. Taste is a little sour up front, tangy, some oak. The finish has a lot of oak that comes through as it warms up in the throat. Speaking of warming, there is a little bit of alcohol heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thick. It's my first time having this, so I can't speak to what 3 years of aging have done. The initial sourness is off-putting, but the beer redeems itself with a very nice oaky finish that lingers quite a while. Glad I got to try it, thanks Will!
07-26-2014 01:11:43 | More by foobula
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.