seymour (1895) - 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 (615) - 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.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle... pours a watery dark brown, a very light tan head only forms a ring, a bit disappointing... the nose is a very roasty nut brown ale, coffee backbone, some nice roast, decent... the taste is really dry and bitter with a sweet vanilla nut finish, lots of roast on this, a bit of alcohol on the finish... not really a dry stout, pretty average
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in the KC Airport at the Boulevard Pub. The appearance is a deep brown black with a medium cream head. The aromas are medium roast dry malts with some chocolate additions. A good roasted malts and grain in the flavor profile. Some oatmeal and a good but not too much dryness. The mouth is moderately creamy but this wasn’t on nitro so it lacks a bit for the style. Overall a solid brew.
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured an almosty black color with a small head. The aroma was of roasted malts and coffee. The taste was somewhat bitter and slightly malty.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Andy. Almost forgot to rate this. Pours nearly black with a relatively large light tan head. Nose of mild roast, sweet malts. More chocolate and cola than coffee. Similar taste. Nothing special here, but a good lighter, easy-going stout.
Hair6a11 (1479) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is Dark Brown with a nice creamy head. The smoky feel was the surprising part of this brew on the nose - roasted coffee is present as well. Almost over the top nose for the style, honestly, because the flavor profile is muted in comparison, which you would expect. Light and watery on the finish - it is truly a beer that goes downhill from the get go.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Damn, now that’s a distinct toffee/coffee flavor. Not too sure if it’s to my liking. Has the usual stout flavors...toffee/dark chocolate/etc. The thing about it is that they all stick out a little bit more than I usually expect...I guess I’d say it’s because it isn’t balanced very well. Dry, bitter finish. Not as good as I’d expect from Boulevard. Not bad by any means, though. 4.9% alcohol.
wlajwl (5770) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a bitter bite to it, definitely dry, its just compared to the other ales in the sampler pack, this doesn’t stand up, although it is a good example of a Dry Stout.