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Imperial Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

764 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 764
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 237
Gots: 216 | FT: 15
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Original Review on Paper: 1/13/14
Boulevard Brewing Company
Imperial Stout 2013
ABV: 11.8
IBU: 63
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Batch from a fresh keg I watched them tap an hour before my 32 oz pressure cap growler was filled and kept cold. It sat a few days in the fridge before I cracked it open and slowly consumed all 32 oz over several hours in an effort to really get to know this beer well.

A: Vigorous center pour into a tulip. Two fingers of dark tan colored head. Good carbonation. Bubbles from foam sized up to 1/2 inch. Slowly receding head leaving a dense and sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. After about 5 minutes there is a covering over 90% of the beer including some 1/8 inch bubbles. Deep Brown (SRM 30+)in reflective light. No light is passing through the beer but its not actually black.

S: Dark malts, dark fruits, chocolate, hops, alcohol. The nose on this beer is lighter than expected until it really warms up and breathes.

T: Lots of malt, chocolate, coffee, rye, dates, plums, sweetness, bitterness of hops, bourbon. Finishes bittersweet with a little smoke. Considering the 12% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden. Very inviting.

M: Full bodied. Smooth and very creamy. Chewy. A strong bittersweetness. Warmth of the alcohol.

O: The is a very well constructed beer. It is well balanced. Deep and complex. It would seem this much going on in one beer could have ended up drain pour. Its not! Definitely not a session beer... lol! Also not a beer for those new to craft beer. Very good! I have 2 corked and caged 2013 bottles aging. I can't wait to try them in 5 & 10 years.

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Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 764 ratings.