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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Photo of bditty187
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a most impressive beer. Also this is one of those beers that transcends the style or, maybe, more accurately, is very good without fitting exactly in to the style. Indeed this is a thin stout without a tremendous amount of roasted malt. Does that hurt this beer? Not in my mind, in fact, I think it enhanced the qualities it did have and made it rather unique.

The nose was lightly roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. It has a soothing aroma to it. The flavors are light coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and (faint) bitter hops. And as the name states, it finishes dry. You want to have another. The body is black and the head is creamy, tan, and influenced by the nitro tap. This is a very good beer, a lightish stout, with enjoyable flavors. I will gladly have another.

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Photo of beernut7
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a thick red-black color with fantastic head retention. The aroma is light an roasted. When they named this beer dry they weren’t kidding. It is so dry the flavor turns up quite watery. The brew is quite full-bodied and smooth, but a little more malt sweetness would be great.

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Photo of ryanocerus
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Near black in color with thick, creamy, tan head that lasted until the end. The aroma was of roasted coffee and chocolate, with very slight malt. The flavor was very roasty with little chocolate in the taste and the malty sweetness appeared towards the end of the aftertaste. It was smooth, but a bit too thin (ie. watery). It is more flavorful than the Guiness, but if you like a full-flavored stout (kind of the definition of stout) there are better ones out there. Since I am not a stout person, I thought it had a good flavor. Hard to drink more than one or two though.

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Photo of marc77
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tan, creamy, dense & sticky head after the nitro casacde effect. A hint of chocolate malt malt in aroma, but other malt notes are absent. Hop bitterness is fairly low for style & gives way to malt sweetness unusual for a dry stout. The chocolate malt flavor is mellow and pleasant, but sharp black patent and/or roasted barley notes are absent in this brew. Richer in body than draught Guinness, but roasted barley contributions are lacking. Roasted grain bitterness manages to eek its way into the finish. A decent stout, but it's a bit too "soft" on the palette. More bitterness both from roasted barley and hops would've made this a better dry stout.

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Dry Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.57 out of 5 based on 321 ratings.
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