Stuff of Legend
Boulevard Brewing Co.

Stuff of LegendStuff of Legend
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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,198
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,398
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
76
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 23, 2023
Added:
Sep 14, 2021
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
This beer is our homage to all of those wonder-filled cookies. While you can’t twist, lick and dunk, there is still fun to be had in this big barrel-aged stout with just the right blend of chocolate and vanilla, and a creamy filling of lactose.

Malt: pale, Dark Crystal, brown, Rye Crystal, Cara 300, Cara 50, chocolate, Midnight Wheat, oats
Hops: Columbus
Adjuncts, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon barrels
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Black in color with no light penetration. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim. The aroma is of vanilla, cocoa, and bourbon. I’m tasting cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon. The mouth is thick and alcoholic.
Jul 23, 2023
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into a snifter. Best by 9/23/23, had 2/7/22.

Pours near black and opaque, oily looking, with a quarter inch head of darker foam and some tight, foamy lacing. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, light bourbon, some oak. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, oak, roasted malt, light caramel, some char. Has a little bit of an herbal finish. Smooth, a little creamy, a solid full body, appropriately carbonated.

Lots of chocolate and vanilla, the barrels shine in the flavor. A sneaky amount of wood, too. Best fully warmed. Not as creative as many of their BA’s, but quite good.
Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Glass: Rip Current 8-oz. beer glass
Price: $4.94 (10 pct. off $5.94 with mixed 6-pack)
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 28, 2021
Consumed: Nov. 17, 2021
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 23, 2023 at 10:26 a.m. CT; Best by Sept. 23, 2023

Snuck over to Bine & Vine to pick up the North Park anniversary beer. Ended up coming away with seven other beers as well. Their website called this “This beer is STUFFED with the nostalgia of peeling open that classic blue wrapper and seeing row after row of sandwich cookie goodness! When you pour this decadent stout into a glass you’ll instantly get aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon courtesy of more than a year of barrel aging. With mild carbonation, Stuff of Legend has a rich, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. With 100% of the beer dunked in (get it) bourbon barrels, Stuff of Legend comes in at 13.3% ABV and is truly a grown-up dessert in a glass. For those that love an evening sweet treat or perhaps a nice snifter of whiskey (or both?), we think this beer fits the bill for everyone looking for just a little something to cap off a great meal.”

Poured a very dark color with two fingers of fizzy khaki-tan head. Serene, calm setting underneath. Bad lacing. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled milk chocolate, cocoa, cookie dough, vanilla, chocolate syrup and smooth bourbon. A little better out of the bottle with the addition of chocolate milk. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted just as good as the nose. In order cot cocoa, milk chocolate, cookie dough, vanilla, chocolate syrup, smooth oaky bourbon, caramel and toffee. Felt light for 13.3 pct. ABV. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Sticky texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Just a really good beer. Great bang for the buck. (Overall - 4.25)

4.22 | 94 | A-
Jan 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.28 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania

Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by WynnO from Florida

May 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by darktronica from Indiana

May 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 23, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle, 2021 vintage, please enjoy by date of 23 SEP 2023 stamped on the back label. Thanks to Brutaltruth for this brew! Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with not quite an inch tan head. Head retention is good, not much lacing at all. Aroma is nice but subtle, the brew smells like cocoa, vanilla, cream, dark fruit and a hint of bourbon. Luckily the flavor has more kick to it, and has the addition of some oak, caramel and roasted malt flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's coating with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good overall brew, worth a try for sure!
Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a viscous jet black color with a one-finger creamy dark tan head that has good retention

S- smells of oaky bourbon barrel up front, with undertones of cocoa, milk chocolate, heavy cream and light vanilla bean

T- plenty up barrel up front with a distinct barrel juice note, followed by plenty of oak. Mid-palate brings out some malty sweetness, with notes of milk chocolate and heavy whipping cream. The finish gives notes of caramel and toffee, along with more barrel. The linger brings out soft vanilla and more oaky barrel

M- heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel that continues into a viscous, almost chewy, warming finish

O- plenty of barrel to be had in this one with a fantastic chewy mouthfeel. Only downside was that the vanilla seemed to be a bit overpowered
Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours black with a dark brown head. Head retention is low.

Smell: There are some oak flavors with chocolate and vanilla. There are some sugar elements.

Taste: It is sweet with chocolate and vanilla with oak. It is a bit sugary with cocoa.

Feel: It has a full body with strong alcohol warming.

Overall, some good chocolate and vanilla flavors with there is a sugary twang and it's a bit sweet.
Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 2.69 by bosgod6 from Virginia

Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch-black color with almost no head, just a trace of brown foam on the surface of the brew. The thickness of the brew can be seen upon pouring and when swirling in the glass. Thick and viscous, having the consistency of motor oil.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a big boozy bourbon smell mixed with tons of roast and a whole lot of cocoa. Mixed with these big aromas comes plenty of vanilla and notes of caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. At the same time, there is a rather decent showing of a raisin and plum as well as some char and burnt toast, producing a very deep, dark, sweet, and warming smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a huge roasted malt and very sweet flavor, with the sweet being predominantly of a brown sugar and caramel sweetness, but with it also having some dark fruits (raisin and prune) as well as a decent showing of milk chocolate. Right from the start there is also a nice warming boozy bourbon like taste that intensifies as the taste advances forward. At the same time some char and leather like flavors develop, all while the roastiness drops a touch. A vanilla flavor begins to pick up a bit more at the end, and with more sweetness and more booziness on the tongue, one is left with a very deep and rich, alcohol warming stout flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is super thick with a rather low carbonation level. For the massive and boozy flavors of the brew the feel is spot on, making for a nice slow and warming sipper.
Overall – This is one big ol’ brew. Intense to say the least, but in a very good way. Its very boozy, but not obnoxiously so. Same goes for the sweet. Overall definitely a fun one to try and one I will likely seek out to age for a few years to see how it develops.
Jan 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by o29 from Texas

Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pour is jet black with minimal cinnamon head; just a slight ring around the glass.
Nose upfront is a huge wave of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, fudge.
Taste is bourbon upfront, followed by a hint of warming alcohol heat, vanilla, fudge. lactose doesn't overpower
thick, creamy body. delicious
Jan 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by BLPasch from Michigan

Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jan 09, 2022
Stuff of Legend from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 76 ratings