Chocolate Ale With Raspberry
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Chocolate Ale With RaspberryChocolate Ale With Raspberry
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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
American Strong Ale
3.94 | pDev: 12.18%
Jan 13, 2019
Jan 02, 2016
Notes: We're always looking for playful new ways to approach the art of brewing, so we invited back celebrated chocolatier Christopher Elbow to reimagine our very popular collaboration, Chocolate Ale. Elbow has earned a worldwide reputation for his ability to harmonize all kinds of flavors with chocolate. For this exciting new version he has paired the bright flavors and aromas of raspberries for a fresh take on an old favorite.
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Reviewed by erk0607 from Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best By: 9/2016, consumed 1/12/19, so probably closed to 3 years old
Look: Semi-hazy ruby amber colored body with tan lacing, soft small carbonation
Smell: More of a raspberry-chocolate than a chocolate-raspberry. Smells like a delicious candy. Roasted brown sugar. Juicy fruit.
Taste: Much like the smell in that it is raspberry first. Don't get any of the 9.1% ABV. Fruity. Caramelly. Chocolately. Like something out of box of candies. Sweet. Proper amount of tartness.
Feel: Bottle was highly carbonated and foamy, but the beer is moderately lively. Foams up nicely on the palate. Clings to the mouth and tongue. Smooth going down. Enjoyable.
Overall: I want to drink this fast but it's so tasty that I ended up slowing down. Would get again if I ever found a bottle.
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 3.91 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Aug 17, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Its_Dipset_Eyy from California

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by roadrunner71 from Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer on Tap was awesome. It had a sour flavor at first with a chocolate after taste. I tried it and thought, wow, that is a lot of flavor! I had my friends try it and they loved it as well. I found a bottle at the store and it was not nearly as good, I would only give the bottle about 2.5/5. I have tried to find it on tap again but heard it was seasonal. I will keep my eyes out.
Jul 24, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by TheBishopco from Tennessee

May 08, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Kevinpitts from Illinois

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Batch Number L123015-2
Best By 09/2016
Consumed 06/24/17

A: Pours a mahogany color with 2 fingers if had that fades down to a nice cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Lots of raspberry up front along with the chocolate and caramel maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the raspberry and some chocolate followed by some lighter malt notes and sweetness. On the sweeter side. Finishes with lingering raspberry and malted chocolate

M: Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation

O: The raspberry really asserts itself and takes the spotlight from the chocolate. Definitely a sipper due to the abv and sweetness. Considering this is about 9 months past its best by date, it clearly ages well. Definitely worth checking out if you're into the raspberry/chocolate combo
Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 3.1 by RickS95 from Indiana

Jun 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Pontzie from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Cage and cork bottle

L: pours a pretty dark brown especially for an ale. 1 finger head that left some thick lacing.

S: basically raspberries on top of chocolate or cocoa powder like chocolate. Good thing in a can of raspberries.

T: The raspberries are strong and cocoa powder taste is present. Overall I find it pretty tasty but something about the chocolate is more like cheap cocoa powder than a great dark chocolate.

F: good medium body carbonation. A forward creaminess with a back bite of sour raspberries leaves and interesting blend of stations in the mouth.

O: it's pretty drinkable. Nothing too challenging here but it is a bit flat on the character scale. In summation: its ok.
May 19, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by jaketaz from Florida

Apr 26, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bought On-Line


Poured into a goblet a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee, vanilla, raspberries. The taste is very nice, malty, nice touch of chocolate, toffee, raspberries, vanilla. Medium body, ABV is hidden really nice, a pretty nice complex brew. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew, would buy again.
Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by Brob245 from Missouri

Feb 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Mitzvahman72 from California

1.27/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
This is a beer that is trying to be like the fantastic Chocolate Ale, but the overly medicinal raspberries completely overpowers everything in this beer. It tastes terrible and I would rather see the regular Chocolate Ale back, as it's beyond superior to the raspberry version.
Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is very hazy yellowish brown in color. It poured with a finger high off white (slightly pinkish) head that died down, leaving thick wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass. The head never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberry purée are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of raspberries along with notes of chocolate, the latter of which are most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel also seems to be a little light for the style.
O: As this beer is dominated by the raspberries, a better name would probably be Raspberry Ale with Chocolate. The balance gets a little better as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle
Jan 07, 2017
Chocolate Ale With Raspberry from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 128 ratings