Maple Mood
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,468
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,475
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 10.73%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 06, 2024
Added:
Nov 06, 2022
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
As autumn reaches into colder winter months, we all seek a cozy connection. Let this rich and boozy imperial stout envelope you in the smooth sweetness imparted by aging on maple. Warm your body by the hearth, and your spirit by a Maple Mood.
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Talk about booze-forward...

If I can summarize this beer it's its booze-forward facing face. It stings your nose, it smacks your tongue, and it bruises your brain. I have to say, it's decent but maybe not the best barrel-aged brew out there. Yet, it was tasty...
Jan 06, 2024
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Reviewed by JKENNEKE

3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
December 2023. Des Plaines. A little thick and a little sweet it was good but I probably wouldn’t buy it again. There are better selections out there but I do love Boulevard brewing.
Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Dec 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Quadman from Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Excellent barrel aged imperial desert stout. The maple/bourbon combination is perfect and complimentary to one another. I'm not a big fan of bourbon/whiskey barrel aged beers. But this is one of the few exceptions. Get it while you can. I would suggest aging/cellaring a few.
Sep 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.06 by pkalix from California

Jul 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.01 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jun 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.31 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jun 03, 2023
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Reviewed by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not very good at reviewing bourbon barrel aged beers and in fact, this is the first one I've had where I was able to get past the bourbon to find any other flavors at all. Besides, of course, bourbon, I was able to pick up notes of chocolate and maple after the beer warmed up. I did get some maple on the nose along with bourbon. Mouthfeel was slick.
May 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax from Iowa

3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is soaked with bourbon-soaked maple goodness. Flavor is a stout classic, with chocolatey maple goodness with a bit of bourbon caramel on the back-end. Nothing to complain about at all!
May 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.18 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Best by 10/13/24

It’s been a minute since I’ve had anything from Boulevard. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m always happy to try the new beers they release. And if you know me, you know I’m a sucker for maple in a Stout, so this sounds perfect for this chilly night. Let’s crack it open

Pours a very dark brown with 2 fingers of tightly packed dark tan head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

It’s not super maple-forward in the nose and it leans a bit sweet, but I still dig it. I’m picking up on aromas of burnt sugar, caramel, smooth oak, milk chocolate, vanilla, black cherry, and a touch of maple

It’s unfortunately even sweeter in taste, and still really not much maple to be found. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting milk chocolate, smooth oak, black cherry, vanilla, maple syrup, molasses, light brown sugar, and caramel. The swallow brings notes of burnt caramel, sweet bourbon, vanilla frosting, milk chocolate, molasses, toasted oak, and light maple

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a sticky and slightly boozy beer. Finishes a tad sticky and overly sweet

While it is too sweet, I can’t say I hate it. Probably one of my least favorite Boulevard beers so far unfortunately. Oh well
Apr 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by siege06nd from Virginia

Apr 02, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a dark chocolate brew that slowly forms a dark caramel head that fades slowly. Tons of lacing and a nice foamy khaki retention on top. Held to the light, this beer has a fudge complexion, a near-black hue.

S: Bourbon barrels, roasted malts, some burnt sugar or molasses. Boozy. Some dark fruits towards the finish. Aromas become better with time...

T: Terrific flavors. Dark fruits (plums, raisins. cherries), bourbon, oak, vanilla, and toffee. Some roasted malts and a smattering of dark chocolate. Not really tasting any maple syrup, but it's certainly sweet and has a decadent flavor profile. Strong work once again by Boulevard.

F: Full-bodied. Syrup-like feel that coats the mouth and lingers well. Thick and complex.

O: This is a great BBA imperial stout which is sweet without being cloying. ABV is well hidden. Great flavors, no real weaknesses. Only wish is that Boulevard made this a year-round beer.
Mar 28, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Dope from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Oily appearance with minimal foam in the Chimay chalice. Aroma of something intensely fruity with overtones of tobacco and orange liqueur, but not maple to my nose. Unctuous mouthfeel and very sweet and candy-tasting. I am thinking of those things you bite into that squirt some kind of liqueur into your wisdom teeth. Cherry flavor with figs and caramel syrup. Tastes like the syrup on the flan at Lucy's Diner in Fontana. It might go well with vanilla ice cream, preferably low-fat. From the 12 oz bottle from the otherwise usually reliable Boulevard.
Feb 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada

Feb 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.98 by beerrat from Virginia

Jan 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2023
Maple Mood from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 55 ratings