Magic Drip
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #471
Ranked #1,519
4.33 | pDev: 6.7%
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Sep 12, 2021
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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.
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Ratings by chrismattlin:
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4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by chrismattlin from Ohio

Nov 23, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by 86sportster883 from Maryland

This is an enticing looking beer when poured into a tulip shaped chalice. Espresso brown, with a swiftly fading dense, dark tan head. Within minutes it looks like an exotic coffee drink with its 1/8 in ring and thin wispy cap. This beer’s rich, dark, roasted coffee aromas are blended with baker’s chocolate, vanilla, oak and a balanced dose of bourbon-like phenols. The taste is like an exotic, smooth, rich coffee liqueur but the mouthfeel is not at all thick or syrupy. There is char, and cocoa notes, in the long drying finish that has a very pleasant black licorice component. The carbonation feels soft and delicate - contributing just enough to help nicely hide the massive abv. This is a truly magical elixir, and an outstanding example of an American-style, Imperial /Coffee Stout.

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4.78 by BadgerNCarolina from North Carolina on Jan 17, 2022
4.29 by o29 from Texas on Jan 16, 2022
4 by Birdlegs from Washington on Jan 16, 2022
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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz bottle
enjoy by 16AUG2023
L: thick jet black body, very thing brown head
S: rich & decadent; dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, roast
T: boozy bourbon, oak, dark cocoa, vanilla, roast & char, caramel, toffee, coffee, wheat or midnight wheat perhaps
F: thick & smooth body, ample carbonation, sweet & sticky yet well balanced with booze, roast, and earthy hops
O: wow beer here! So good in so many ways!

Jan 09, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured from 12oz bottle dated enjoy by 16AUG23 to a diagonally cut tumbler at about 45F.
Pours black with brown edges producing a minimal deep tan/brown head that fades quickly. Glass swirls produce single bubble lacing and a brown viscous liquid coating that takes a few seconds to completely rejoin the main body.
Aroma is ruled by alcohol with some barrel notes and finally some coffee.
At 13.5% alcohol dominates the taste also. This is a sipper. Bourbon, charcoal and coffee are all there in quite a complex mixture.
Mouthfeel is really clingy as the glass swirl would suggest.
Overall too much alcohol flavor for my preference but the complexity is really pretty amazing.

Jan 08, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Olesjm from Kansas

A: Inky black and opaque with a long lasting tan head.
S: coffee and roast. Maybe some soy sauce (umami).
T: coffee, chocolate, a little roasty, and maybe a little nutty. Warming.
M: medium bodied, smooth.
O: Smooth and almost creamy. Sweet with coffee and mild chocolate. A solid American imperial stout.

Jan 02, 2022
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3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Mdog from Minnesota

Appearance: SUPER black, dense brown head, crazy thick. I actually had to transfer to a different glass since the original glass was not smelling right, when I rinsed out the old glass the water was at amber lager levels of color. Insane.

Smell: Molasses, roastiness.

Taste: Moderate sweetness, lots and lots of molasses. A little bit of mocha in the finish, but no other coffee flavors noted.

Overall: One of the best looking beers I've ever had, insanely thick and coating. However, it missed about every other characteristic that I enjoy in imperial stouts. Maybe it's something with their base beer, I didn't really like Dark Truth from Boulevard either.

Jan 02, 2022
4.38 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jan 01, 2022
4.63 by sicilian from Florida on Dec 29, 2021
4.01 by kkazemi from New York on Dec 27, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by ilikebeer03 from Texas

pour is jet black and inky thick in appearance. like motor oil. minimal cap of deep cinnamon head.
nose is a huge wave of fresh roasted coffee, mixed with soft oaky, vanilla bourbon
Taste is fresh coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla. hint of fudge.
thick, creamy body. low carbonation

Dec 24, 2021
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4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by mattpressley

I'm not a beer expert but a fan of Boulevard. WOW. This is excellent. I tried this and Sugarwood Baklava tonight. What a beautiful, sensual combination of sweet beer and espresso. At 13.5% ABV and 23 IBU, this is absolute heaven for all the connisuers of both beer and coffee. There's a little bit of tang to it and I would feel strange rating a beer a perfect score--but it's close.

Dec 23, 2021
3.69 by fehrminator from North Carolina on Dec 18, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

12 oz bottle

Pours inky black, with dark brown head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is very bold espresso flavors, a touch of bourbon and oak in there too. Similar taste, just a little boozy. Full bodied, thick and oily mouthfeel.

Dec 11, 2021
4.37 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. pours an inky black with dark brown edges. a thin dark khaki colored foam coats the top and leaves a thin collar around the edge of the glass. there’s chocolate espresso aromas hiding in the background of a very harsh oak and whiskey presence. detracts quite a bit from what could be. flavors of chocolate-covered espresso bean but again covered up with an extremely harsh barrel heat. it’s always tricky to get the balance between coffee and barrel in these stouts and to me the barrel presence is too much on this. perhaps that will mellow in time, but of course that nice coffee flavor will turn to peppery nonsense in the meantime as well. it’s got a nice mouthfeel to it. full enough. not the thickest stout you’ll ever try but certainly not thin. i just can’t get over the barrel presence. one positive of said barrel presence, is that it does have a very nice warming effect on the finish which makes for a nice sipper as the weather cools off. not terrible by any means, but not may favorite BA coffee stout.

Nov 29, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

This brew, from a twelve ounce bottle, is an utterly thick, black, and syrup-like. Thin tan head. The aroma is of espresso, booze, and wood. The taste is intense…biting bitterness, enveloping warmth, and fleeting sweetness. It takes a sip or two to accelerate to the intensity, but that patience pays off…the flavors meld very well. I get coffee, roasted malts, and lots of interesting combinations. Full, rich, thick, and hefty. Incredible.

Nov 27, 2021
4.23 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Nov 26, 2021
4.15 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 26, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tradershmulie from Connecticut

Silk, smooth, delicious. No hint of high ABV in the taste. Outstanding.

Nov 24, 2021
5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Nov 22, 2021
4.24 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Nov 21, 2021
4.25 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Nov 20, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. Label has best by date of '16AUG2023'.
Black colored body, with just the thinnest of a back lit edge. Consistent tiny bubble mocha brown foam surface covering. Leaves only a couple of small spots of lacing, as the foam surface follows down the body.
Aroma of deep dark roasted malts, translates to chocolate, laced with dark rich coffee. Barrel age whaft.
Taste adds in a little dark fruit that was hinted at in the smell, but this is a solid coffee and chocolate stout, with an oak barrel edge addition. Vanilla and a little oak too.
Thick, creamy and slightly sticky mouthfeel. No alcohol burn, although the barrel expresses throughout. Supportive carbonation.
Higher ABV% is warmingly felt rather than experienced as a burn. Overall seems quite ethereal, but has depth of flavors.

Nov 20, 2021
4.46 by SFNC from North Carolina on Nov 20, 2021
4.39 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2021
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4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours pitch black with a thick but short lived mocha colored head. Spotty lacing. Aroma is rich, fresh brewed coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor follows the nose, with some dark cherry joining the coffee. The chocolate and roasted malt have just a touch of bourbon in the background. Feel is on the heavier side of medium bodied. Overall a grand beer. High ABV is hidden to the point that this is dangerous.

Nov 19, 2021
4.31 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Nov 19, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Vixie from Illinois

Very thick beer, and dark. Not quite pitch black, but close, with no head, just some lacing.

The smell is a touch sweet at first, but can detect coffee, caramel, dried fruit, and bourbon.

Bit sweet up front, reminds me of the level you get from dark chocolate. Besides the chocolate, can taste the coffee, as well as bourbon and vanilla. Can also taste black cherry, and some warming at the finish. As the beer warms, the coffee becomes more pronounced.

Feel is thick and creamy, not a lot of carbonation but some warmth.

This one can hold its own against the best of them. Nicely complex, there is a lot going on here. No doubt this is a big beer that needs to be treated with respect, but well worth trying.

Nov 17, 2021
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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Donbeerlvr from Pennsylvania

THIS is a great beer!

Nov 15, 2021
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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Rug from Massachusetts

Best by 8/16/23

Boulevard always does these big bold brews very well, I think it's where they excel most in my (somewhat limited) experience with their beers. I've had many coffee stouts, but I don't know that I've ever had a wheated stout. I'm excited to see what lighter qualities that wheat could bring to a massive imperial stout like this. Let's crack it open and find out

Pours nearly pitch black with a thick finger of mocha colored head that fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing

There's a certain vibrancy in the nose on this one, likely coming from the combination of coffee and wheat that lightens it up a bit. I'm picking up on aromas of lightly acidic coffee, chewy toffee, dark chocolate, medjool dates, earthy bourbon, peppery oak, honey, and a touch of red berry

It's just as vibrant and bright in taste, it's extremely alive and pops with different flavors. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting dark chocolate, black cherry, bright coffee, earthy wheat, toasted oak, honey, and light raisin. The swallow brings notes of sweet honey, cocoa powder, chocolate covered espresso beans, toasted oak, vanilla, sweet coconut, smoky bourbon, and an aftertaste of plum

A medium body pairs with some gentle tingling carbonation from the booze, resulting in a super smooth beer. Finishes off dry with an increasing fruitiness

Hot damn this is good stuff! At only like $4 for a single it's an absolute steal. I'm definitely stocking up on this one before it's gone. Value and everything considered bumps the overall up to 4.75

Nov 15, 2021
4.5 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Nov 14, 2021
4.51 by MykeJ from Minnesota on Nov 14, 2021
4.44 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Nov 14, 2021
4.47 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Nov 12, 2021
4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 08, 2021
4.5 by kjkinsey from Texas on Nov 07, 2021
4.53 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Nov 06, 2021
Magic Drip from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 78 ratings