Bully! Porter | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The intense flavors of dark-roasted malt in Boulevard’s rendition of the classic English porter are perfectly balanced by a generous and complex hop character. Bully! Porter’s robust nature makes it the ideal companion to a variety of foods, from seafood to chocolate.

49 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,835
Reviews:
533
Ratings:
1,158
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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56
Gots:
128
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Photo of Nobel96
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BAHartman
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anayalator
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: one of the darkest most opaque beers out there. Khaki head with amazing retention and great lacing
S: like a spicy Mexican coffee or hot chocolate
Tastes just like it smells but not overbearing In coffee hints.
Finish: one of the smoothest finishes on a porter out there.
Overall: a must try.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmurphy168
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Popadeaux
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of notAlexWalker
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This isn't my favorite porter, but I do think it's an above average American porter.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer pours a coffee color with a thick tan head that dissipates slowly with a lot of lacing. I figure this is Boulevards version of the world famous Sam Smith's Taddy Porter but falls short. It's the hoppiest porters I've had. Overall a lot better porters out there.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This a well balanced porter. Pours a very dark brown / black with shades of red emerging when backlit. Small head that persists throughout. Smell is caramel, molasses, bread, raisins and roast. Hints of roast and higher lovibond fruity caramel in the taste. Finishes dry with some hop flavor. This is a good dark, roasty American-style beer. A little more malt depth and it would be great. Great value beer from Boulevard - worth the time and money to pick one of these up.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown color with a lighter brown note along the sides. A finger's worth of white foamy head sat atop and gently dissolved to leave some spotty messy lace running here and there.
The aroma captured a fine meshing between roasty coffee beans, light grounds, some dark chocolate, light baker's chocolate, and dark fruits.
The flavor was a nice blend of roasty coffee to dark fruity sweetness and seemed to kick the dark chocolate and baker's chocolate a bit further back here. Moderate sweetness in the aftertaste through a blend of the dark fruits, dark chocolate and coffee beans/somewhat "ground"-like.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Moderate finish of the dark fruits to the roast (not much grip, pretty smooth for the most part).
Overall, as an English porter, I'd say this one definitely works. It's one that I'd come back to if given the chance. Thanks Ben.

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Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bully Porter - Foam is the strong silent type pushing a bitter hop roasty malt combo into face. Desert issue tan color foam. Coffee, dry dark fruits flavor it and would make a nice trail mix seasoning. Perfectly roasted flavor, like something people would stand in line for if it were a bbq restaurant offering. Slight hops keep the punch above the belt. One of the best of the multi pack. One of the best websites i’ve seen, complete with you might also like and full ingredient list for homebrewers.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 4/4/17, purchased at the brewery 8/23/17 (uh oh), consumed 10/15/17. Was at travel/room temperature in shade until refrigerated a couple of days ago. Poured into Belgian ale glass and let warm a bit.

L: Beer is very dark brown, lighter brown at edges. Big light tan head with lots of lacing and a cap and rings.

S: Yeasty and roasted malts. An amount of fruitiness from hops, which still appear to be out there, and some smokiness.

T: Pretty much as nose would indicate. Roasty and smoky, but unfortunately also pretty watery, which is not good for a bottle-conditioned porter. Very slightly bitter finish.

F: Pretty light body, light carbonation. Definitely lacking in construction, though balance is OK.

O: Had to dock it fairly bigly for the wateriness. There should be more to it than this.

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Photo of Branlott42
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nyrblue2
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of astromach
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Viaduck
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown , moderate heat. Tastes is a bit bitter & piney. A hoppy porter

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Bully! Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,158 ratings