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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

775 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 236
Gots: 215 | FT: 14
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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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-04-2014 01:14:19 | More by Bsetz
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target88

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2014 22:37:21 | More by target88
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SUP3RDAV3

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-03-2014 14:17:49 | More by SUP3RDAV3
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-03-2014 14:02:16 | More by vermilcj
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-03-2014 01:03:20 | More by MacQ32
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-02-2014 23:12:25 | More by Rekrule
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-02-2014 21:43:42 | More by khargro2
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-02-2014 18:11:53 | More by Dave_Treat
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IPAdams

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-02-2014 04:24:52 | More by IPAdams
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2014 03:14:23 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Vintage 2013.

A very uniform dark mocha brown, and slow creating two finger head that stick around with a big soapy one finger retention. All uniform bubbles, and like a cap of styrofoam. Body color is classic dark walnut black, and totally opaque. Classic dark looker of an imperial.

Bouquet is dominant on a very soft and fruity red berry. Hints of strawberry and cherry with spiced herbal warmth. Not much classic roast or caramel action going on here, but a real distinct and unique fruit component is the showcase. Some faint smoke as well.

Palate comes by a little bit more basic and neutral than the nose would hint at. Light roasted body. A very slow lingering sense of coffee aftertaste builds and builds on the finish. Roasted malts continue with more coffee warmth, but not much density or classic barrel aging. Woody but not very round or much body, but flavorful enough in the palate. Fruit character seems to be missing on the flavor that could be hinted.

Either way it's a very nice Imperial but doesn't seem to hint of barrel aging probably because of partial aging, other than a very distinct nose which according to the description hints at a Belgian yeast strain (plum). Either way drinks well.

01-02-2014 01:50:16 | More by smakawhat
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-02-2014 01:36:29 | More by IPAIsaac
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-01-2014 20:52:56 | More by blindpiggie
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-01-2014 05:20:05 | More by Mattyb79
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +12.5%

A: pours with a thick chocolate head and syrup viscosity. Strong lacing and large foam head left.

S: dark chocolate, raisin, burnt toast, espresso, sweet cherries

T: mild sweet chocolate followed directly with Sweet bourbon kick. Coffee and fruity sweetness paired with a bitterness that balances well.

M: medium plus mouthfeel with medium plus carbonation. It sits well for what you would expect from a stout.

O: much better than anticipated. It balances the sweetness of the whiskey and bitterness of cocoa with a master stroke. Worth the $13 price tag and interested to see what a year will do with the others in reserve.

01-01-2014 03:45:29 | More by SavvyStudent
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oberon

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%

2013 bottle.Pours jet black with no light getting thru,a full two finger deep beige head atop that settles very slowly into a frothy mass.Aromas of dark fruti stand out most with lighter whiskey barrel notes,not in your face.A smooth creamy fuller feel makes for a good sipping brew.Alot of dark fruit on the palate along with dark molasses and chocolate,there is a detectable earthiness in the finish wich was nice.Not a big roasty/coffee influnced imperial stout here it's more of a dark fruit and sweeter brew.I like it alot,the barrel aging doesn't overpower the beer.

12-31-2013 23:18:34 | More by oberon
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mhbarber

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-31-2013 20:37:02 | More by mhbarber
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-31-2013 06:38:21 | More by WillCarrera
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shawlaqua

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-30-2013 22:29:32 | More by shawlaqua
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-30-2013 19:22:29 | More by illeagle05
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2013 17:24:56 | More by BigTrubble
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kustard

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-30-2013 05:16:18 | More by kustard
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osuskin

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-29-2013 23:08:39 | More by osuskin
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TATURBO

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-29-2013 20:40:59 | More by TATURBO
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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2013 21:54:12 | More by Jame515
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.