Chocolate Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.65/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
The hype around this beer for the past few months, but especially over the past week since the announcement of the launch date, has been paralleled only by that of other recent Smokestack releases.
Poured from the bomber bottle, I got at least three fingers worth of head - easily over-poured. I let it die down, and then poured some more, leaving a crater in the creamy tan head. The beer itself is a beautiful red/brown - I'd seen it in pictures, but the color in person is very unique.
Smells like a brown ale, mildly malty, with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
Somewhat difficult to put your tongue on, as the chocolate is unexpected - it comes through as a subtle cocoa, with a spicy hint of cinnamon. To me, the hops are also surprisingly evident, propelling the chocolate forward, on a wave of greenery.
Creamy, like drinking chocolate down the throat. Sticky and dry to close.
An enjoyable experiment to challenge to tongue? Absolutely, and I applaud Boulevard for pushing the norms to brew this beer. Something I'd enjoy again and again? Probably not - just not my glass of beer, no matter the quality.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2011 04:21:19 | More by mdcrouser
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