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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Velvety black and perfectly opaque, this surprisingly smooth, drinkable beer is a delightful harmony of smoky roasted flavors and tangy, coffee-like notes. Available only on tap at fine establishments throughout our distribution region.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
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 wasnít on nitro so it lacks a bit for the style. Overall a solid brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onionkid (360) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle. Damn, now thatís a distinct toffee/coffee flavor. Not too sure if itís 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 Iíd say itís because it isnít balanced very well. Dry, bitter finish. Not as good as Iíd expect from Boulevard. Not bad by any means, though. 4.9% alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Has a bitter bite to it, definitely dry, its just compared to the other ales in the sampler pack, this doesnít stand up, although it is a good example of a Dry Stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2534) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a small ring of tan head. Aroma isnít overly dry or roasty, but balanced with a malty sweetness and light coffee. Riding the fence between styles, really. Much more roastiness in the taste along with some bittersweet notes and a dry, lingering finish of roast and coffee. Body is just about right for the style. Not bad, it doesnít stand out.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Received in trade from Monkeyknife, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a dark brown/black with ruby highlights when held to light. Has a skimpy off white head that sticks for a bit. Aroma is faint cocoa and dried fruit. Iím missing the roasted grains that are typical in a dry stout. Taste has some chocolates, a bit of roast bitterness and some more dried fruit. Carbonation is ample, mouthfeel is creamy, body could be a little thicker for me. Overall a decent brew, I could see myself sessioning this if it were more available to me. Could use more roast flavor and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3015) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Draft at Waldo pizza. Perfect, classic look for a dry stout. Super faint aroma with only a hint of coffee. Pretty light flavor too. A little coffe but thatís about it other than bitterness. Okay.


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