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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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817 Ratings

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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 238
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 bottle. Poured a dark, opaque chocolate color into a tulip glass with a 3F head.

The aroma wasn't strong- light chocolate and malt. I was disappointed in the aroma-
usually Boulevard beers have distinct aromas.

The mouth feel is quite nice- lightly carbonated and transitions well into the taste.

The taste is different than other Boulevard beers I have tasted. In Boulevard beers, there are usually certain stand-out tastes and aromas. In this beer- a highly complex taste- but not easily definable- bitter dark chocolate- cocoa.

The finish is smooth, malty, with whiskey. Colder( 49F)- there is more whiskey, and more bitterness.
The beer is smoother with warming( 52-55F).

Overall, an excellent beer.
This is a different approach for the brewery. Complex bitter chocolate- a lot of tastes enmeshed in this beer.
I like the whiskey finish, but the aroma could be more prominent.

brureview, Jan 05, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall, this beer came across too strong on the alcohol notes, no doubt enhanced by the whiskey barrel aging. It also had a tartness more so than a roasted feel. But considering these were probably intended to some degree, I gave it a decent rating.

A: nice dark, dark brown with mocha-tan head sustaining at the edges, and some lacing
S: whiskey, woody, some type of tart fruit-cherry maybe in background
T/M: initially a smoked woody taste quickly replaced by the whiskey tones. Underneath that and rising is the tart flavor from the nose, but it takes I more of a dark fruit nature, currant in nature. There is a slightly carbonated bite that comes in after, either of alcohol or hops spice, I can't tell. The end is the slow mellowing of the alcohol leaving a woody-dry feel (maybe even alittle piney) in the mouth

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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.