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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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860 Ratings

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 240
Gots: 234 | FT: 18
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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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Veggie for sharing this.

Nice creamy darker fizzy head covering, nice lacing, pitch black beer, decent legs too.

Nose nice dark roast and caramel, dark choc, mild phenolic booze, little coffee, candy and lots if caramel, little fluffy nougat and creamy choc, faint whisky barrel.

Taste brings more phenolic booze right off, warning tingly booze, into dark malts, little roast and hint coffee, dark choc, fluffy creamy cocoa, fluffy nougat, very light feeling for being so heavy, like a three musketeers bar, but still rich and semi creamy. Nice fluffy earthy hop bitterness, little roast bitterness too with hint of acrid burnt, char, little sticky sweet and candy light syrupy sticky, then into a little sweet whisky and touch of toasted oak barrel. Finish is long bitterness, sticky semi sweet, more warming booze and tingle, little fudgey choc, caramel, etc.

Mouth is fuller bod, creamy thick fluffy airy, fluffy carb, plenty of warming booze.

Overall pretty nice. Good stout characters, nice cocoa and fluffy flavors, barrel is nice but not a ton.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours black with two fingers of brown head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla following. There are some smokey char notes underneath along with a bit of oak and bourbon.

T: Roasted malts here as well with cacao nib flavors and some bitter char. There are notes of bourbon and oak following with a moderately boozy finish.

M: Thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is a little too boozy and carbonated to be creamy.

O: A solid beer, overall, though I was hoping for a bit more. It's not got as much depth or balance as I'd like and it's a little too bitter, which conflicts with the bourbon characters.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Complete black with edges of mahogany. Head was small and dissipated quickly.

S: Chocolate and bourbon. Some fruity notes too.

T: This is kind of a boozy one; not sure if it's because it's on tap or not, but it shows through. Chocolate, oak, bourbon, a lot of dark fruit, orange peel, cocoa, big vanilla notes, peat, and marshmallow.

M: Heavy side of medium. It's actually a nice feel for this style.

O: So, this one I drank after getting over the flu, and also I've had a fair amount of stouts lately and am getting weary of them. I did my best to rate it fairly. It's a well-made beer. Very complex flavor profile and the mouth was near perfect for the style. It's just the booze that seeps through the cracks that brings the rating down for me. I'll have to try it on a better day maybe.

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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.