Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.18/5
1,325 Ratings
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Belgian yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

63 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,254
Reviews:
383
Ratings:
1,325
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
274
Gots:
414
Trade:
27
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,325 |  Reviews: 383
Photo of Derek_Besly
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gholmes
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HereforBeer
3.24/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I wish the label on the bottle said it was brewed with Belgian Yeast, I wouldn't have purchased it. It has a very sour smell, and I tasted some smokiness, but not really any coffee. Others may like it, but it's not my bag.

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Photo of Dwreck
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RadfordBrewing
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of wonothesane42
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LegitCraftBeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll say this, a great imperial stout. Not too big, not too thin, and relatively complex. What they've done here is crafted a great sipping beer by really ramping up the brewing and blending processes. Good black color, creamy mouthfeel, slick and smooth. The scent is simple molasses/cocoa but the flavor explodes with complexity. Light vanilla, big cocoa, some faint coffee, raisins in the aftertaste, even some chocolate + brandy notes coming in at the same time on the finish. Dark chocolate with some slight berry notes as well, like dried raspberries coated in dark chocolate.

Bottom line - if you're a fan of big, complex imperial stouts than this is a must-have, especially considering the relatively high availability. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of egoo33
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zander4dawin
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coffee, powdered chocolate milk, roasted malt, more pure whiskey notes than barrel, boozy heat, sweet root beer, burnt sugars.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bolivian22
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wayne17
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lefty418
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matthew607
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MPSTARR
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stezz420
4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 1,325 ratings
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