1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Best by 4/29/05). Appearance: Thick, lingering foamy, creamy tan head. Dark brown body. Excellent carbonation. EXCELLENT lacing (Iím using a plastic cup and itís sticking EXTREMELY well) VERY fizzy. Aroma: Hard to discern. Nuts, coffee, non-refined sugar. Flavor: grassy hop, roasted coffee malt, bitter kick, sorghum, mild barley aftertaste. Palate: goes down smooth. Thick mouthfeel. Lingering mild sweetness, almost a lactic sweetness. Slight stickiness. Light bitterness. Overall, this one gets bonus points for the appearance...
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle it pours a deep reddish brown. Aroma of cherries and chocolate. Tastes like cherry chocolates(dark) with some roasted coffee flavors. Not too sweet, though and includes a good amount of bitterness. Medium Body. Very Tasty.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 bottle - 3/21/05 - The pour is very dark brown. I smell chocolate with a hint of hoppiness. Some interesting hints int he aroma...perhaps cherries like walleye suggests a few ratings before mine. Flavor is malty with a slight bitterness that sticks around through the finish. I think I taste a hint of cherry in the flavor as well...like walleye suggests. Goes well while munching on some cheese. Much like other porters in that regard, imo.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
St. Patís Day 2005, Crescent Moon Ale House. On tap. Solid porter. Dark in the glass with a bit of transluscence, tan head. My only (quasi-)complaint is a lack of complexity and balance; but what was there was nice. Not quite as roasty in front as I like in porters, the malt was soft and not too sweet; solid, but not interesting. The hops were a nice level of bitter, slightly metalic. More full-bodied than I expected, and which I enjoyed.
HopDoctor (2) - Stewartville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite beer. For a porter to outdo Samuel Smithís Taddy Porter is a huge accomplishement, and Boulevard has done it. I will not go thru the nose, texture and taste, just suffice to say if you like porter, this is the class of the field!
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle shared this with flemdawg. poured a mahogany with a tan head. aroma molasses, brown sugar, cherries, malts, hops and a touch of alcohol. flavor, smoke cherries hops, malts, coffee, a little molasses, alcohol, of the 3 boulevards I tried this was the best.
RockYerFaceOff (32) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 Bottle. This is my first excursion into lesser known beers, and my first porter. This was recommended by the store. Good. Itís so complex to my virgin tongue. There is a taste of coffee, maybe even a little cola. There are bits of flavors Iíve tasted before, but I canít touch on exactly where or what they are. There is a bit of sweetness to it, and a kind of fruity aftertaste. But not as good as it could be. There are some textural issues, but those things happen.
flemdawg (542) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogony with a disapating brown head and sheeting lacing. Choclolate, coffee, roasted malts aroma. Roasted coffee, carmel, toffee, molasses, some subtle dark fruits, and alcohol as it warmed in the taste. Full mouthfeel and smooth all the way down. Tasty.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark mohogony color with a thin off-white head. Slightly roasy aroma. Big roasty flavors with a smooth malt body. Easy to drink with a nice roasty finish.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very black color, faint red comming through, medium sized creamy chocolate colored head. Light cereal grain aroma, a bit of dark toasty flavors as well. A great malt bitterness, balanced by creamy cake like flavors. Great simple porter.