mcberko (8670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark opaque amber with a medium beige head. Aroma has quite a bit of heat, with English malts, caramel malts, dark fruits and booze. Flavour brings out yeasty notes upfront, English malts and some dark fruits following. Too high carbonation which obscures the complexity. Decent stuff, but quite flawed.
bluejacket74 (1505) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch 2012-2, best by 03-2013. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a dark brown color with some reddish tints. There’s about an inch tan head that stays around for a while, and also a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity, it smells like dark fruit (raisins, plums, cherries), nuts, caramel, coffee, and some brown sugar. The brew tastes like sweet and tart dark fruit (cherries, raisins, plums, red grapes), caramel, brown sugar, molasses, nuts, oak, and some chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this beer, and I’m glad I got to try it. Definitely worth a try if you come across it.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Corked and caged 750 ml bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokestack series tulip glass.
Pours a very dark brown capped with a two finger foamy cream colored head. Significant splotchy lacing present. The aroma of nutty toffee, hints of caramel some phenol alcohol and a touch of cocoa greets the nose. Opens with a hint of dark chocolate joined by almond, caramel, and finishes smooth with mild alcohol warmth cloaked in slightly dry and sweet caramel. A medium level of carbonation and medium smooth body. A solid brew and very enjoyable. One of the better collaborations I’ve enjoyed recently.
OldGrowth (2864) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tulip at Lord Hobo. Good aroma, sweet, minor tart. Cocoa, chocolate are big. Minor fruitiness. Little cherry. Dark orangy brown. Ok head and lace. Sweet tart flavor. Medium body oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Real nice beer, aroma is busy with subtle notes but very cocoa oriented. Oak and tart bounce around in both aroma and flavor real oily mouthfeel. A winner
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, malty/spicy and slightly roasted/woody, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew, yet expensive!
illidurit (2227) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the November 2012 Santa Cruz tasting. Woody christmas spice aroma, potpourri. Burnt caramel flavor, dry and woody but not oaky. Tannic and bitter finish.
Cwrw42 (26) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml Bottle. Very nice well balanced strong ale. Poured with nice creamy head and aroma full of malt character. Full bodied and flavorfull with just enough bitterness to balance. Drinks very easily and definitately worthy of a repeat visit. Boulevard continues to impress and I look forward to further offerings.
edgallow (2609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, sweet fruit and spice. Taste is the malts, wood, spice and a hint of sweetness.
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft from the hay bale market .. . tart deep tar and charcoal .. . slick and easy, a 750 would never last long .. . another homerun from this football team of a brewery .. . deep brown black .. mild foam
.. . . i’m also against people with diarrhea.. ... . . .
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a hazy, ruddy, dark brown with a thick, light tan head. The nose is slightly spicy with bread and yeast notes. The flavor is a little sweet with nice caramel malt, toffee, and fruitcake notes. Surprisingly dry finish. Medium to full bodied. Nice brew.