Whiskey Barrel Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Imperial Stout Aged In Whiskey Barrels

Added by gruss004 on 12-10-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,782
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
275
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
75
Trade:
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Ratings: 275 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Jet black with a thin mocha cap. Whisky, chocolate, oak tannins, cream and coffee on the nose and palate. Slight warming from the booze but not distracting at all. Medium thick mouthfeel with light carbonation. Well blended and tasty. Another winner from Boulevard. Keep them coming.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chill-i-am
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, comes with "best before dating" which seems kinda silly, as this will no doubt only improve for years to come.

Pours dark and motor oil like, minimal dark mocha cap.

Dark chocolate, bourbon, dark coffee on the sniff and palate...delicious stuff...fine night capper

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Photo of deg
2.47/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 3/1/18 (5 months ago) poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 11.8% ABV 32 IBU. The beer pours dense very dark brown with light brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap and ring. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon and a little booze. The flavor is a little boozey bourbon up front with some chocolate, coffee and roast malt intermingled. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good, but not first class. This beer has a bit of harshness that the leaders in the style avoid. Still enjoyable and worth a try.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/7/17; drank 7/21/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big, noisy tan head; nice lace.

Port, dark chocolate, oak, cream & mild whiskey notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Oak, dark chocolate & cream flavors up front; port wine notes on the finish.

Robust, flavorful & unique...I'd swear this was a port barrel if the name was different. I'd have another...

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Photo of Diura
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date of 10/19/18; into a pint glass.
Appearance- very dark, with just enough light to allow some bubble streams to be seen along the sides; thin beige head that leaves
Smell- whiskey, tobacco and a hint of vanilla!
Taste - profound whiskey, maple syrup and with a hint of vanilla bean!
Feel - It’s a whiskey barrel aged stout, so I definitely want the whiskey to be at the forefront, however, I feel that the higher end barrel aged stouts are able to mask the booze a little better.
Overall- I give breweries like Boulevard credit for not being all about making that extra buck and instead pricing their product where it should be slotted; this one is a great value!

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Photo of Vylo
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MeLLo10
3.21/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayden34
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of austinc94
3.39/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of liquor, strong sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight wood, hint of yeast, and slight oatmeal. Fits the style of an American Double/Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of liquor, strong sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight wood, hint of citrus, hint of piney hops, and slight oatmeal. Overall, yummy.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black beer. Little to no head.
Boozy aroma. chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Booze predominated.
Ditto the taste. Whiskey, chocolate, vanilla. A little coffee.
Very smooth. The whiskey complimented the other tastes.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice surprisingly smooth beer with great whiskey/bourbon notes. Smooth dark brown color with nice tan head that lingered. Definitely smelled faintly of whiskey, caramel and dark chocolate. Tastes of dark coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, malt and that nice whiskey undertone. Not too much alcohol taste, despite the whiskey flavors. Smooth finish and mild mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. A little heavy overall but great tasting beer!

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Whiskey Barrel Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 275 ratings