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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

748 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 748
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 236
Gots: 207 | 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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travy82

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-16-2014 22:16:26 | More by travy82
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goalie33

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-15-2014 01:57:26 | More by goalie33
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Rob23

California

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2013 batch at Whole Foods.
Pours nearly black but not completely.
Smell is alcohol right away with notes of chocolate and possibly some plum but the whisky is overtaking it.A sipper for sure.Typical of a Russian Imperial it does seem to get better as it warms up a bit.Taste is boozy at first then subsides to the malt and could be slightly bitter if you are not used to bitterness.Mouthfeel is moderate to heavy bodied.I would love to see this in a 4 or 6 pack to send out to the trading circuit.At 14 bucks a pop it is worth it.I most likely will enjoy this again.Another pat on the back to Boulevard Brewing for a great take on a classic.~~~~Skal.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 02:56:01 | More by Rob23
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JasonHaviland

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-12-2014 00:31:29 | More by JasonHaviland
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-11-2014 19:18:33 | More by kaelingirl
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-11-2014 02:05:22 | More by IrishColonial
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-08-2014 18:56:52 | More by mikeburd1128
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2014 05:20:17 | More by jakea
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2014 02:55:03 | More by Kenai4
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-08-2014 02:53:24 | More by zeledonia
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beans923

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-07-2014 02:00:06 | More by beans923
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2014 13:59:28 | More by csfcmitchell
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-05-2014 13:16:52 | More by braican
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Jtrigonis

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2014 21:52:12 | More by Jtrigonis
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kjo86

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-04-2014 00:22:36 | More by kjo86
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-03-2014 13:30:43 | More by baybum
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-01-2014 03:36:39 | More by ADTaber
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 22:57:46 | More by jzlyo
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2014 22:16:43 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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Cook82

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-25-2014 03:02:31 | More by Cook82
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-24-2014 16:03:47 | More by PappyVans
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woogie359

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-23-2014 19:35:35 | More by woogie359
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drmcleod10

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

05-19-2014 22:21:23 | More by drmcleod10
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 04:21:27 | More by dbrauneis
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metter98

New York

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 04:03:44 | More by metter98
Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 748 ratings.