rdawson321 (145) - USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Pours reddish black with a huge brown/tan head that lasts the whole glass. Laces beautifully. Smells of chocolate and coffee, with tons of malt. Exceptionally smooth and balanced with hearty but not overpowering carbonation. Finishes bitter and dry, but surprisingly clean. Certainly a great porter.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly opaque black with a large, well retained light brown head. Aroma is smoke and roasted coffee, with a touch of chocolate. Sweet and malty in the fore, but finishes quite bitter and dry. However, itís a tad over carbonated IMO.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from eboats Thanks!
Pours a rich black/brown with an ample-sized head. Aroma of chocolate, wood, and malt. Flavor is bitter chocolate with coffee undertones. Nice balance and easy drinking. Palate is smooth. Iíd love more of this.
BlueFalcon (15) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice porter, dark brown, rather hoppy, roasted taste with a hint of coffee.
dubb18 (30) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice smell and a nice look, pretty strong hints of coffee. Im still suprised Zoso liked this.
ivancherdalsky (9) - USA - JAN 22, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty good brew. I was very supprised in the amount of head. It was a little bitter...but still good.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark red brown color with a huge amount of froathy tan head. Aroma is a bit sweet, a bit hoppy, very roasted. Flavor is bitter and coffeeish. Not very sweet at all. Overall, good, but i was a little dissapointed.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Didnít realize this one was a Boulevard. Pretty decent given the brewery. Has some of the standard porter flavors: fruits, coffee, chocolate, and a slight roasted flavor. Iíve had better porters, but it was certainly drinkable.
Zoso137 (52) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a roasted flavor brew with a hint of coffee at the end in the finish. this brew makes you feel like you have 5 dollars and the new super soaker you want is blue, but you hate blue.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle BB 07/09/06. Pours dark brown/black w/ a nice tan head...leaves good lace as it falls, but never completely fades away as I drink. Aroma is moderate in intensity, but interesting. Shows some dominant roast and also something grape-like...espresso is suggested as is dark chocolate...and something slightly sour seems to be lingering around there too. Fascinating aroma, although it doesnít jump out of the glass. Mouthfeel is light for the impression this beer makes with its deep color. The flavor doesnít let me down like their pale ale though...this beer is full of flavor. Malt is a little more pronounced and piney hops show up, otherwise the flavor echoes the aroma. And I do agree with that Comm. Desc. that the beer is perfectly balanced. It does cut to a fairly quick finish though...leaving just a bit of lingering roastiness on the tongue. A very solid beer.