Magic Drip
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #975
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,087
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.59%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
25
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
90
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Notes: Barrel Aged Wheated Imperial Stout with Columbian Coffee

Magic Drip is a rich Wheated Imperial Stout featuring pale, dark, and crystal malts, plus Magnum hops and Colombian Dark Roast Whole Bean Coffee from our friends at Messenger Coffee.

The Wheated Imperial Stout was then aged from 8-18 months in various Bourbon Casks, each barrel bringing its own personality of vanilla, oak and char. Clocking in at 13.5% ABV, the end result was pure Magic Drip.

When you open and pour this beer you’ll find notes of well-rounded coffee aroma and flavor that make way for vanilla, cocoa and barrel characteristics. The fusion of the sweet and boozy Imperial Stout base alongside rich coffee and boozy bourbon casks makes for a balanced beer of rich chocolate and coffee, vanilla, whiskey, and toasted oak.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard Magic Drip Imperial Coffee Stout, 13.5% ABV. Pours black with a half-finger brown head. Nose is coffee and bourbon. Taste follows, plus slight vanilla, oak, and roast malt, slightly sweet, moderately bitter. Dry mouthfeel, decent carbonation, overall outstanding.

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firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard continues to expand their barrel series. Magic Drip is a funky, wheated barrel aged ale. Coffee syrup mixes with fresh whiskey to create a unique brew. It is pretty intense throughout and looks like it will cellar well. Rating: 83

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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With so many layers of complexity built into the recipe, and yet to have them resonate so seamless on the palate, Boulevard's Columbian coffee stout is simply a drop of magic.

Very dark brown, Magic Drip releases a dense creme of froth to look the part of a creamy coffee quite well. As a spicy coffee scent passes the nose so do the nuanced scents of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, nuttiness and cream. Sweeter in its first sips, the early malt impressions are of vanilla cream, chocolate, caramel and toffee.

The nutty, toasty and peppery nature of Columbian coffee takes center stage as the beer encompasses the middle palate. Candied pecans, mocha, java, vanilla cream and a hint of brown sugar brings a soothing sweetness to the table before a spicier whisky taste picks up the pace as the finish looms. A closing taste of toasted coconut, campfire and whisky spice balance the sweetness and dry the palate.

Full bodied but never cloying or difficult on the palate, Magic Drip finishes with the expected coffee and cream, and with a long aftertaste of whisky warmth, the beer is remarkably easy to drink despite it's level in alcohol. Boulevard nails another imperial style with ease.

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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is reminding me of Sunday Morning Stout somewhat, because of the price and how robustly, wonderfully abrasive this is.

The coffee notes are roasty, lightly charred, slightly smokey, and very potent, building in intensity throughout. There is a fudge-y cake batter note towards the back end. Sweet bourbon up front, tingly oak and vanilla toward the finish.

The wheat fills the body out nicely and softens the bitter elements a bit. This all comes together extremely well, excellent price point too!

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jkblr from Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle enjoy by 16AUG2023 poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 13.5% ABV 23 IBU. The beer pours dense black with no light penetration and medium brown colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring coffee, whiskey, oak barrel, vanilla and sweet malt. The taste is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, barrel blend with a roasty, drying, whiskey infused final bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, excellent. Great balance in a big stout with no sign of the ABV in experience.

Oct 10, 2021
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This excellent brew pours a dark
pitch black with a modest head of brown foam that sizzles to a thin clumping
pool. Nose of earthy malts, bourbon, oak, dark cocoa, vanilla, rich coffee, and touches
of dark fruits amongst the char. Flavors nail it! Dark cocoa, bourbon, oak, subtle rye,
vanilla, char, earthy malts, toffee, and hints of black and raspberry with a rich layer
of heavy coffee. Nice mouth feel; full body, smooth, rich, coating, warming, low carbonation,
smooth, and finishing with a bitter malt note that is moderately dry.

Overall...wow....nothing more...just wow!

Cheers

Oct 06, 2021
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Please enjoy by 8/16/23"; drank 10/5/21 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

An even pour yielded a small dark tan head; decent lace.

Dark roast coffee bean, dark chicolate, whiskey heat & mild caramel notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Dark roast coffee bean, whiskey heat, dark chocolate & mild caramel flavors.

A bit too dark on the coffee tip, and a bit booze heavy, but this wasn't bad. Just not one I'll seek out again.

Oct 06, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, nearly black body; thick, dense head, light brown in color, rich and creamy. Fantastic base smell of cracker and toasted bread crust; a kind of light spiciness; light coffee. Baker's chocolate and coffee; rich, earthy sweetness; a nice boozy edge suggesting bourbon; ice cream sandwich cookie. Heavy body; slick and chewy; big residual sugar feel; mild warmth but generally a heavy, sweet mouthfeel.

This is a rich and tasty imperial wheat stout. The coffee and barrel aging are refined and subtle, allowing the base beer to shine through. The wheat really enhances the smell and mouthfeel. Balanced, refined, and extremely tasty.

Poured at 43 °F; bottle label dating information: PLEASE ENJOY BY 16AUG2023

Oct 05, 2021
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent ebony with a thumb+ of mocha colored head. Okay lacing & lesser head retention

S: Coffee, figs, dark cherry, raisins

T: Boozey coffee with tart cherry mixed in, plus some raw barrel/dryness up front. Some caramel cuts through the coffee & a little red grape, plus a little dark chocolate as this warms. Dark chocolate, sweet cherry chocolates, a little barrel rawness/ dryness, plus figs in the finish

MF: Chewy, moderate carbonation, warming

Awesome release from one of the Regional Stalwarts. They do strong beer well. This is a sipper the ABV is felt, plus a lot of complexity

Oct 03, 2021
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robwired from Kansas

4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This limited release was bottled 081621, enjoy by 16Aug2023. Poured a beige film, but it's a persistent film with ringed lacing. Mild nose like a breakfast coffee. Mouthfeel is creamy and a little sticky. I don't taste the 13,5%. The flavor is "the fine Colombian, make tonight a wonderful thing." But this is Colombian coffee. Cool beans! I get a grape hint that could be barrel char.
I bought a single, but I'm going to buy another to cellar.

Sep 21, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This tastes absolutely excellent still if you're into the coffee. They used great beans for this one, I don't get much barrel at all but it's okay this would be am excellent coffee imperial with or without it, I definitely think you feel the barrel though lol, Highly enjoyable stout. I hope me saying it doesn't change anything but this has to be one of the best breweries we have in the country. This definitely dunks on Big Bad Baptist and Son of Baptist.


I get more barrel on the 2nd bottle so I'll just make it a 4.75

Sep 19, 2021
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light-brown colored head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on glass. It smelled of roasted coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. Nice roasted coffee taste with chocolate, toffee, bourbon and vanilla.

Sep 12, 2021
Magic Drip from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 25 ratings