Dry Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dry StoutDry Stout

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Velvety black and perfectly opaque, this surprisingly smooth, drinkable beer is a delightful harmony of smoky roasted flavors and tangy, coffee-like notes. Available only on tap at fine establishments throughout our distribution region.

28 IBU

Added by Jason on 06-02-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of OStrungT
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours an inky black, with a decent sized tan head. the head fade sslowly, leaving a decent lacing.

This beer has a roasted malty aroma. It smells mildly of chocolate. Some caramel aroma is present also.

This beer tastes much like it smells. A strong roasted malt flavor. Some coffee and chocolate flavor are present also.

This veer hs quite smooth. It may be just a little too carbonated for my taste.

This beer would probably make a good session beer. It has a nice mild flavor, and it is low in alcohol.

Overall: A big thanks go to Vancer for sending this beer my way. It is probably one of the best Dry Stouts I have ever had. Most are thin and lacking flavor. This one was great.

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Photo of texascarl
4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boulevard Dry Stout,dark/opaque stout. Tastes of dark chocolate & coffee from the roasted barley, creamy mouthfeel. Aroma of coffee, long lasting creamy head.

Very tasty, very drinkable, doesn't fill me up like some other draught stouts. Available locally only on tap, worth the trouble of getting cleaned up and going out. Counting calories, this offers relatively low alcohol and carbs, I'd much rather drink a good draught stout than a 'light' beer, 3 extra carbs are nothing compared to the vast difference in taste compared to a light beer.

Boulevard Dry Stout, perfect for nights out when you're counting carbs but want more than 1 beer.

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4.37/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep dark brown bordering on black, ample fizzy head fades to a nice film.

Chocolate, expresso...thats it, no unnecessary fruits or other unpleasentries.

Super dry roastiness, perfectly carbonated. This beer is unbelievably tasty. Damn, it's almost half gone already. If ever there was a thirst quenching stout, this is it. Very crisp finish.

Boulevard is just starting to distribute here in tx, and unfortunately they are starting with only the wheat and pale ale and the sampler pack, which you can find the stout along with the Bully porter, their finest offerings (except for the smokestack series).

In the non-imperial stout catagory, this one is a winner.

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4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice black color with a finger of head that falls slightly to coat the beer. The nose is slightly coffee and slight chocolate. The flavor is nice and rich roasted coffee with a more chocolatey finish. The coffee bitter fades nicely into a sweet aftertaste. The feel is moderate and drying on the finish. Very nice. This is definately well worth looking into. I like the flavor and feel a lot. I could easily sit and drink this one all night. A very nice stout.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I felt this beer needed a re-review now that I am actually a big fan of stouts, and since I just recently picked up a 6 pack after having been out of stock for quite a while.

The beer pours to a dark, completely opaque black color with a nice chocolatey head.

Smells of chocolate, coffee, and roasty malts. Very rich, but not too rich.

The taste is also rich, but subtle. The roastiness and coffee play very nicely with the chocolate. Excellent example of the style, and quite quaffable at that. I highly recommend it to anybody.

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Photo of bort11
4.31/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I picked up an extra bottle to fill out a mix and match sixer at HyVee.

A- 12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint Glass. Rich dark color with aabout a finger's worth of tan head. Leaves a chunky lace. Reactivates easily.

S- Not very strong smell. Roasted coffee, with some floral notes.

T- Delicious coffee flavor, some caramel maltiness. Not very sweet, well balanced.

M- Very light for a stout, and a little bit more carbonation than to be expected. It's not creamy, it's almost fizzy. It finishes very clean and crisp.

D- Due to the lightness, this is very drinkable. In fact I could drink these easily all night. The flavor is well balanced and very enjoyable. It's not a "perfect" example of a stout, but still very good. One of Boulevard's best

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4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very dark motor oil with a glow of amber brown. A small head laces this beer.

Has a coffee malty smell with a little dark chocolate at the end.

Roasted malts dominate this guy. A little bitterness to boot. Not a whole lot going on, but what is is very nice.

I love the flavor and really think boulevard nailed this guy. One of if not my favorite of boulevard's year round offerings.

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Photo of gmfessen
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is dark - black with a thin bubbly head. Smell is enjoyable; slightly roasted coffee along with a touch of chocolate and hints of vanilla. The initial taste is similar to the nose with the roasted malt flavor being dominant and a decently bitter finish, not quite as enjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy carbonation and a dry (really?!) finish. Overall this is a very sessionable stout. The bottle I have has a best by date of three months ago but it still tastes good. I would however like to try a bottle in its prime.

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4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance-- huge nice fluffy cappuccino-colored, lots of foamy bubbles, stays fluffy long enough to have a few pleasureable slurps. Forms a nice lace and residual head afterwards.

Aroma-- very nice, strong yet flowery and filling the area immediately upon pouring. Smoky coffee-chocolate-milk.

Taste-- very nice burnt-chocolate-coffee, moderately complex but not overdone or excessive in any qualities. Maybe a slight hint of what reminds me almost of watermelon undertones, and some smoky cedar-oak like you smell in old cabins and hiking trails etc. Mild burnt-malt taste but not overdone. Very light on the hops bitters. Carbonation rather moderate, in my experience.

Nice mouthfeel during and afterwards-- some fond memories without any unpleasant or excessive aftertaste.

Drinkability-- I could drink a few until either I got too bloated or tired of the moderate dryness. I wouldn't follow it with any lighter beer or ale, however.

=== FOLLOW-UP NOTE === 11 July 2009
I just found a stray bottle from this same batch that I reviewed, 3 years ago and cranked it open-- STILL FANTASTIC!

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Photo of iceball585
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, very thin tan head that faded to a thin ring

S- Roasted coffee beans, cocoa, dark malts, grains

T- Roasted coffee, roasted malts, creamy, semi-sweet chocolate, slightly bready

M- Heavy bodied, medium carbonation, crisp flavor w/ a dry finish

D- Great dry stout

I truely enjoy this beer. Great flavors but not too overpowering. Good full feel and good dry stout finish.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This came with a very thick, deep-tan head. It was a deep, dark brown color with reddish highlights. It gave off a pleasant cocoa/chocolate nose. The mouthfeel was creamy and full as a direct result of the pour. I got a good chocolate taste in the mouth. The finish had both cocoa and a light smokiness. This would be good with fish or dessert, IMHO.

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Dry Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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