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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,048 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,048
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 248
Gots: 327 | FT: 26
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2008

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
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Ratings: 1,048 | Reviews: 333
Photo of uvachief
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle during a bottle share. Extremely good imperial stout. Dark chocolate brown with a full 2 fingers of tan head that dissipated slowly. Nice lacing. Loads of grain. Very bready or creamy. Very traditional stout with malts, grains and hints of chocolate and mild coffee. Big abv beer but very smooth. Liked it a lot.

Photo of allenson21
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reebtaerG
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcscientist
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very heavy beer from Boulevard, and it's one of their best. You can immediately taste the balance of the stout, as it isn't dry or bitter at all, and then the sweetness of the imperial sets in hard. You can definitely feel the alcohol in this one - not for the faint of heart. Good to see Boulevard making a departure from their usual styles for this offering.

Photo of epyon396
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daryk77
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 out of a 750ml btl. A blend between 4 Roses, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, Templeton Rye, Jack Daniels barrel aged beer and fresh beer. Incredibly balanced for a barrel aged stout, the blend really makes this beer exceptional out of the gate. This guy definitely flies under the radar for barrel aged stouts, I put it up there with Parabola.

Photo of smithj4
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bbhbell00
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mark_Griffin
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mobrado
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jessealmlie
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leag0002
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bnoise11
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poloplaya
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PeterJBr
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ALC82
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mayo2323
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tridge85
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanguedocRocks
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing bourbon flavors. One could say a bourbon bomb. Definately one of my favorite stouts out there, and at the perfect price point.

Had on tap 02/24/15. Have a bottle aging since December 2014. Will be interested to see how the taste changes.

Photo of Boldenglishale
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,048 ratings.