dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy light brown with a small head. The nose is coffee, licorice, wood and earth. The taste is medium bitter and low medium sweet. The texture is crisp and clean, the body is medium and finish is long.
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Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours a rust-water brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma smells cold-press esque, but does not suit me all that well as there are shades of green bell lurking in the background. Itís not in the forefront thankfully, but its presence is still felt. There are good parts here, and the roast profile sans the bell is pretty solid, and I get a scent that reminds me of roasted hazelnuts (or Philberts). Swirling this really dredges up that green bell and foists it into the nostrils. I recommend not swirling. Aside from the coffee I can definitely smell the rye and I think it does ok, but I do get romaine lettuce whiffs from time to time. The flavor is far superior to the aroma, with a nice even roast profile coming from the coffee. No char or ash present here. The malts do really well to accompany the coffee and the sweetness serves to evoke a coffee with sugar comparison, although the malts impart a grainy edge on the finish. Roasted nuts also make a presence here. The oats make this pretty smooth, but there is a touch too much carb, as it gets a little spritzy. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall this coffee beer is better than most forays into this territory, but there are some flaws that canít be overlooked (particularly at this price point). Think of this beer as an imperialized version of Furthermoreís Oscura.
SHIG (3537) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a brown color with white head. Aroma was malt and coffee. Weird mix of chocolate malt with hints of coffee bean.
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Creamy coffee aromas. Sharp with watery coffee upfront turning to sweet mocha before the dry medium length bitter coffee finish.
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, color of cream soda, off-white head and ok lace. Strong coffee aroma, with hints of caramel and roastiness. Flavor is similar, with big coffee flavor up front, some cashew, oak and vanilla. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy yet thin mouthfeel, and the coffee lingers in the finish.
nocsimian (11) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a growler, pale brown in color. Instant coffee aroma and if not for the carbonation could easily be confused for iced coffee. Small off-white head develops immediately but fully drops within a minute. It leaves a small lacing on the edges and the high abv gives it legs. Tastes of blended roast coffee with undertones of caramel and small bit of raisins. Tough to gauge the bitterness with the coffee but it isnít cloying. Probably the best coffee beer Iíve had - will given even Oatmeal Breakfast Stout a run for itís money.
Bricktop86 (551) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is coffee green peppers. Taste is coffee and pencil lead.
Beerenberger (1366) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of coffee and malt. Pours a translucent brown with garnet highlights, a very foamy none-lasting khaki head and little to no lacing. The taste is a nice combination bitter and sweet. Coffee flavor is fore most with sweet malts finishing the colabration. There is alao a bit of graininess in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very refreshing change from the usual coffee stouts and porters. Well done, Boulevard!
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Beerhive
Appearance: Hazy dark brown with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark malts and roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted malts, roasted coffee and peppers
Nice. If you like coffee this beer is for you, if you donít then donít stop here.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark brown color with tan foam, didnít have the high carbonation others have seen, pleasant straight forward coffee aroma and flavor with a hint of chocolate and raisins, touch sour on the finish