Chocolate Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RyanLigeia:
2/5 rDev -46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Appearance- 3.5 Looks interesting, not what I was expecting. Orangy/brown in color, somewhat cloudy, not much of a head on this one.
Smell- 2 Not a fan. Small hints of cocoa but I cant name what this mostly smells like. Its just...odd.
Taste- 1.5 Again, I can't even pinpoint what the most prominent taste is here. An earthy sort of cocoa powder comes secondly maybe? No hops, no caramel or vanilla like the bottle claims just some sort of intense, bad taste. Did I get a bad batch? The strong ABV is what earned it the .5 only because I like that boozyness in most of my beers.
MF- 2.5 Medium to heavy body with a fizzy carbonation level.
Overall- 2 One of the most unique beers I have ever had but NOT in a good way. Very surprised/let down by this beer. First time boulevard has ever failed in my eyes. Maybe its just a fancy culinary move by Christopher Elbow that went over my head, maybe its just an awful beer. Either way I will NOT be rebuying this one OR recommending it. Pissed I spent $11 on this bottle.
EDIT- Turns out it was a bad batch and the company reimbursed me 100%! VERY VERY cool of them! I'd love to find this beer again and have the chance to give a review on a good batch
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2012 16:43:27 | More by RyanLigeia
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