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Bully! Porter | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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1,146 Ratings
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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:
#17,832
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
1,146
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
121
Trade:
1
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Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of omahawk
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This a a well balanced porter. Hints of roast and higher lovibind fruity Carmel. Finishes dry with some hop flavor. This is a good (not great) dark beer. Worth the time, money and effort.

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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

Photo of trailertrash
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sour_Lord
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Dromines78
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krowman2652
4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Right up there with the other porters I have tasted. A great beer!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Clear dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has some fruity hops and roasted malts. Taste starts slightly sweet and fruity but gets toasted with medium bitterness on the finish. Also some nutty malts and grapefruity hops. Body is on the light side with medium carbonation. Really easy drinking and tasty porter.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle purchased at the brewery and consumed at a hotel, on to the beer:

This porter is ink black colored and topped with a half-inch of head and whispy lacing. The aroma doesn't hit the nose hard; soft aromas of vague roast and esters and little else. However, the taste comes back in force. What helps it is the medium-full body and chewiness to the body, plus a flavor that hits your palate. The smokiness is pleasant, akin to smoked meats. Waves of molasses, a kiss of esters, and a kiss of esters gives Bully! touches to what could be considered to be a smoked porter. One thing is certain, it's worthy of being in the Boulevard stable.

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

Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anarchy
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Bully! Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,146 ratings
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