Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.11/5 rDev -1.2%
Note: 2013 Vintage. Batch #13310-2. Best by 11-2015.
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate to heavy amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface + edges of the glass and dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that reduced to a couple of small patches of thick film surrounded by a very thin film covering the majority of the reminder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Strong aromas of roasted malts, dark fruits (prunes/plums), and whiskey with moderate aromas of oak.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted and chocolate malts with a light to moderate amount of dark fruit (prunes/plums) sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of whiskey with a light amount of oak. Hints of alcohol towards the finish and just a touch of bitterness which fades quickly.
M: Just shy of heavy bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a touch of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: This beer is extremely drinkable for an 11.8% ABV Imperial Stout and the alcohol overall is well hidden. Very enjoyable to sip on this one and the whiskey does not overpower the other flavors/aromas of the beer.
05-18-2014 04:21:27 | More by dbrauneis
4.11/5 rDev -1.2%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of whiskey from the barrel aging are present in the nose. Hints of dark fruit and wood also become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of whiskey, but these aren't overpowering and you can still taste underling notes of chocolate and roasted malts.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has slight hints of warming from the whiskey barrel aging.
O: Except for the whiskey, this beer manages to hide its alcohol very well from the taste and seems to be more like a 8-9% abv beer. It is rather drinkable for the style.
Note: 2013 vintage, Batch 13310-2.
05-18-2014 04:03:44 | More by metter98
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.