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.
Dorwart (2443) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good sized light brown head of fine bubles. Dense and creamy on top. Rich and malty aroma with a little bit of chocolate and nuts. Color is a very dark brown/black. Head reduces slowly. Wow, strong burnt flavor. Loads of carbon and cigarette ash. Almost gritty on the palate. The smoky ash is not detected in the aroma. Quite harsh. Bitter also. Not a good combination. Little bit of chocolate but mostly smokey ash. Finish is dry and bitter and gritty. Something does not sit well with me with this brew.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
garnet/chestnut clear color, foamy & rocky tan head. aroma is roasted malt, a little chocolate and toasted brazil nuts. dryish roasted malt flavor, a little coffee, caramel/toffee too. dryish grassy hop finish. thanks EricMC83!
zombywoof (457) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2008 Dark brown with tan foam. A medium chocolate and roasted coffee nose. It has a leathery walnut and coffee flavor that has a medium body. The finish is brisk and clean with a licorice hint.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via ericmc83. Pours a dark brown, mostly clear with a billowy light brown head. Nice chocolate and light coffee nose, some light roasted notes and licorice too. Slightly lactic flavor with bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish. Fairly light bodied and a little thin. Nice soft carbonation gives it a decent mouthfeel. Not bad overall, a little on the thin side. With a little bit moe body this would be really good.
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(brew from ericmc83)poured a nice black body with brown edges.head was thick and chocolaty looking.aromas were milk,chocolate,coffee,and roasted malts.flavor was much in the same.mouthfeel was on the medium side and the finish was nice and clean.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark brown. Aroma is full of sweet roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is very smooth, and has a coffee/chocolate flavor kind of hoppy.