Bricktop86 (503) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beginners dry stout. Medium boldness. Easy drinking. Excellent aroma.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark black beer with a white head, not thick like a Murphy’s. The ’dry’ part brings the notes forward to the tongue and lets the roasted malts to some nice work in the mouth.
thomas15 (621) - USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at brewery. nice light dry stout with milky white small head. like a slightly thicker guinness. simple, but good.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: liquid obsidian – black in the middle and slightly smoky see-through along the edges. Khaki cappuccino head is large, voluminous, and fades slowly. Creamy along the edges.
Nose: mild – almost nonexistent. Watery ashes. Faint generic burnt bitterness – brittle and thin. Burnt leaves and twigs.
Palate: far too thin and watery for this style of stout which tends to be a bit thin, but definitely not watery. Taking watery into consideration – ash and chocolate. Thin bitter acrid finish – ash, charcoal.
Final Thoughts: as a style Dry Stout can be brewed very well – Cigar City Hillsborough River comes to mind. Boulevard’s line of standard beers is quite good and I expected much more than what I got from their Dry Stout. A shame, but at least there are a lot of really good beers from Boulevard I can savor instead.
after4ever (5850) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on nitro at elliott bay pizza. Pours black with a dense, surging, creamy tan head. Big roasty coffee nose with baker’s chocolate under that. Creamy body, flattish, not too chalky for nitro. Nice dark chocolate mid palate with a chocolatey finish.
Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a virtual black color with a tan head that fades slowly to a fine film of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate and coffee with a bit of dark fruit. There is a mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Well balanced. Goes down easy. Nothing fancy just and enjoyable stout. Good for a few.
csaso (1195) - Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap - small thick head, dark brown/black color, creamy smooth texture, roast malt flavor with mild coffee notes
seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Pours a black color with creamy tan head, some retention, some lace. Bready, roasty, fruity aromas. Multi-layered bittersweet tastes of malt, toast, caramelized brown sugar, roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, faint black currants and cranberries. Thick, smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel. Distinctive ale yeast esters with a dry finish due to unmalted grain. Delicious.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice stout. pours black in colour, nice tan head. nice roasted malt aroma, roasted taste, hint of chocolate, and coffee
fiercepanda (433) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Perhaps it was because it was a draught, but it took a while to turn from a chocolate milk color to an opaque black with a lingering thick brown head. The aroma is light but consists mostly of chocolate and roasted coffee notes. The flavor is lightly roasted coffee with some chocolate, but just a bit thin, as.was the palate. Pretty good, but pretty standard.