Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and nutty malt notes is quite interesting. Taste is also dominated by really nice floral black chocolate notes without much bitterness. Nutty caramel malt notes are also easily discernible and really enjoyable. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable and nice integration of chocolates notes without going back to a stout.
BOSSbrewer (1026) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I absolutely love most of the smokestack series. But this stuff is absolutely horrible. Pour a Perrier into a glass of chocolate milk and you'll be better off.
JPDurden24 (1380) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light brown and some faint chocolate. It is a fairly weak chocolate beer, I expect better from Boulevard. Not terrible, but won’t seek it out again.
Beese (674) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Keg at Beermongers in Portland, OR on 5 June 2013.
Pours a dark brown with a lingering light brown head. Aroma of some coffee and subtle chocolate. Chocolate far less subtle in the flavour... This is really sweet and I had a hard time finishing my 5oz glass. I don’t like overly sweet chocolate anyway, but although this may appeal to some, to me it tasted like a nice porter that someone tipped a whole box of Hershey bars into...
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Russell’s Liquors. Pouts brown with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing. Faint chocolate notes on the nose. Dark chocolate notes definitely come through on the finish. Very well balanced. No alcohol burn to speak of. I wish this was bigger but it’s still pretty solid.
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma was more subtle than I thought it would be, chocolate, vanilla, maybe a little coffee aroma in there. A nice thick tanish colored heat, huge amounts of lacing. Flavor is chocolate through and through with some vanilla in there as well.
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint chocolate and hoppy aroma. Light reddish-brown color. Not very much chocolate to this beer, despite the name. Pretty standard lager flavors with a lot of carbonation. Short, bitter finish. Not very good
abernaki (16) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good beer while having a subtle tastle of chocolate with a stronger chocolate smell.
thedm (4850) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This cork and caged bottled brew from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated semi-hazy orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty orange and cocoa. The off tasting mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of sweet cocoa hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle $8.99. When i popped the cork I was amazed by the chocolate smell, so rich and yet not overly sweet. It smelled like expensive chocolates. The color was surprisingly amber and I was expecting black or brown. The flavor was more exquisite dark chocolate, very well done. Boulevard has really been impressing me with their smokestack beers and I look forward to the next one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 04:01:59