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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

814 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 814
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 236
Gots: 221 | FT: 17
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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Boulevard Imperial Stout
750mL bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2013

A: Pours an opaque black with over 1 fingers width of light mocha colored head, which has good retention before dissipating down, but leaves essentially zero lacing. 4

S: Lots of roasted malt, some raw oak, tobacco, subtle whiskey aromas and chocolate. Nothing crazy, but a really nice aromatic profile that I expect in a good stout. 4.25

T: Very roast, followed by tobacco and leather notes. A long lingering taste of black coffee and roasted malt hangs around for a while at the end of each sip. I also get semi-sweet cocoa, and very subtle dark fruits. Not really much whiskey barrel notes to speak of, honestly wouldn’t have guessed it was barrel aged if the bottle wouldn’t have told me. But it does hit most everything I look for in the flavor profile of a stout. 4.25

M/D: Very smooth, full bodied, carbonation appropriately low, ABV is exceptionally well masked with great drinkability. 4.5

O: Really enjoyed this one. Barrel notes aren’t very prominent, but its still an excellent stout. Definitely recommend. 4.25

zac16125, Oct 08, 2014
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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 814 ratings.