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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:
#17,858
Reviews:
531
Ratings:
1,146
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
121
Trade:
1
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brownish red (close to being black in color) and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high foamy beige head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a quarter finger high head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of roasted malts in the nose along with some hints of smoke.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but somewhat more complex with hints of burnt malts, cocoa, cola and smoke. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The beer leaves your mouth a little dry, which is unusual for the style.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and rather sessionable. The hop bitterness sets it apart from other porters.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of rlee1390
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, ruby brown around the edges, two finger tan head.

S-Roasted malt with chocolate, balanced out with coffee. Maybe even some vanilla.

T-Roasted borderline burnt malt, dark chocolate and some coffee. Not much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied but with a little too much carbonation for a porter.

O-A decent porter but the high level of carbonation and burnt notes were a turn off.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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