35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA
BA SCORE
3.71/5
170 Ratings
35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 04-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
170
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter glass:

Pours very dark brown with a thin, lasting tan head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of herbal notes mixed with chocolate and roast.

The taste is of chocolate and coffee. Herbal bitterness and roast are in the finish.

It hits full-bodied, though carbonation is a tad aggressive. Alcohol very well-hidden.

This is enjoyable hoppy, dark "sipper"!

Congratulations on 35 years Boulders! Thanks for the good beers!

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Photo of Ljoreilly
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

35th Anniversary pours a black color with a small but lacing head. There is a nice smokey aroma, with burnt hop notes. The taste is very toasty, big roasted flavors, nice mellow burnt flavor. Good feel, good body, Overall its very very tasty, and very very drinkable.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of SteveD082791
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of corywalston
4.88/5  rDev +31.5%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of jakea
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ChristianT
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nyrangers955
3.6/5  rDev -3%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of yanosh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of barflybastard
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of amalburg
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Beerlover
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of thelargeone
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

Enjoy by 10/3/14.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, earth, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that leans more towards stout qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of IRNCAL
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 170 ratings
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