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Chocolate Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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709 Ratings
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Ratings: 709
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.94%
Wants: 51
Gots: 145 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been handcrafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than ten years. In that time the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow’s sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients; in that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale.

In developing this beer, Elbow and Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels sought to harmonize the interplay of chocolate and malt, with each supporting and enhancing, but not overwhelming, the other. Just the right chocolate was essential. Elbow recommended a rare variety from the Dominican Republic, prized for its robust flavor and aroma, and a personal favorite. More than a mere flavoring, the chocolate — in the form of nibs, or crushed, roasted beans – was incorporated into the brewing process itself.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: HOPPYKC on 02-09-2011)
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Freshcraft in Denver. Poured into an oversized snifter glass.

A - A deep amber color that is translucent with a 1/2 finger head, that surely would have been larger if not for the size of the glass, good retention and lacing.

S - A variety of character in the nose: milk chocolate, vanilla, a hint of alcohol, roast. Very good.

T/M - I was surprised at the balance in this beer. It starts out with a pleasant blend of milk chocolate and vanillas flavors which fill the palette. The beer transitions to a blend of mild hops, milk chocolate, and roasted grains. The full bodied beer hides the alcohol very well but does have a warming nature to it. The beer finishes smooth and crisp and leaves a pleasant chocolate flavor on the tongue for a long while.

D - Extremely drinkable.

Overall, this is the first beer I've had from Boulevard worthy of any hype whatsoever. It delivered. It would be nice to put a few more down before it's gone. Recommended.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 02-14-2011 19:57:42

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 15:03:10 | More by hopfacebrew
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Chocolate Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 709 ratings.