Bully! Porter | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,134 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Bully! PorterBully! Porter
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
Ratings:
1,134
Reviews:
527
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,134 |  Reviews: 527
Photo of lwillitz
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into small glass mug

A - large medium-tan head over a transparent body of black with red-orange highlights; visible carbonation; nice trail of lace

S - roast malts, dark chocolate, coffee, lactic quality, smoke, hint of dark fruits

T - rich coffee and chocolate, citrusy hops in the middle, smoky bitter finish

M - lighter end of medium-bodied, average carbonation, smooth and creamy

O - not bad; an average porter

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz poured into a pint glass.
Review from notes:

A – Pours a garnet hued dark brown, 2 fingers of firm tan head than retains very well. Loads of horizontal lacing.

S – Rich chocolate and caramel, roasted malts, creamy coffee.

T – Follows the nose with milk chocolate and caramel, slightly toasted, citrus pops up in the middle and adds bitterness, hints of coffee underneath, hints of vanilla, finishes with roasted chocolate malts. Bitterness flows into the finish a bit.

M – Moderate carbonation, silky feel.

Very focused porter that drinks like kinda like a stout. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted with a balanced sweetness. Good mouthfeel. Very impressed by this one.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque extremely dark brown, almost black in color with some highlights of reddish brown when held up to the light and moderate amounts of visible carbonation along the surface at the edges of the glass. The beer has a three finger tall frothy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a dense half finger tall patch covering the majority of the center of the beer with a thinner layer between that and the thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted and burnt malts with some lighter notes of coffee.

T: There is a moderate to strong flavor of very dark roasted malts including some hints of burnt malts and charcoal. After the malt flavors, there are also moderate flavors of bittersweet chocolate and espresso (bitter coffee) that is almost burnt. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly fuller than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and coats the inside of your mouth/tongue.

O: Probably a bit closer to a stout than a porter in mouthfeel but that likely improves it a little in my opinion. Easy to drink and enjoyable - I would definitely have another but not sure this could be a session beer for me.

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Photo of ironstein
1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MatthewBuchholz
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of GarbageMan
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of M_Burkey
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of dogfish7
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Flatlands
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of skyisland
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of craigmj7
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Blind
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head and lacing. Porter aroma of roasted and dark malt. Light smoky and roasted malts, a hint of chocolate. Light to medium bodied. Nothing outstanding, but a solid low ABV porter.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Shasty
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of kagent777
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new (or at least newly noticed) addition to the Utah system, so I had to give it a try. 12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: This one pours beautifully! Three fingers of billowing head sit on top of brown beer with ruby highlights as you hold it up to the light. Looks like there is a scoop of vanilla ice cream the way the head settled. Nice lacing.

Smell: Coffee, roasted malts, and some herbal earthy hops. To be honest, the smell is a little muted because of the large head.

Taste: The taste is quite good. Grainy roasted malts with a bit of coffee or slight cocoa flavor. Mild bitterness from the hops with some astringency from the roast.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is soft and plentiful wile the body is smooth. Plenty of flavor to coat the mouth.

Overall: I enjoyed this porter quite a lot and will get some more of it down the road.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jtswkd
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kobeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DB85
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of kclonin
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Bully! Porter from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,134 ratings.
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