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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting. Hazy amber with an off white head. Bourbon seemed muted on this one although there was a decent amount of oak, a nice tartness, caramel malt and doughiness, some brett, alcohol was balanced but present, moderate body and carbonation, nice tartness throughout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A murky amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with light oaked notes, floral hops, vanilla, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with oaked character, Brett, nice acidity Flemish sour like, cherries, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 14 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle into a tulip. Pours redish brown with minimal head. Aroma of bourbon, red wine, dark fruit and leather. Taste is very nice - tart fruit, brine and oaky notes. Body is a little on the thin side. Overall a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750 ml bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for splitting this with b3shine and myself at a local tasting. I cant wait to open my Love Child #3 to see how it stacks up. Id never expect Boulevard to be a potential sour powerhouse even though their Smokestack line is often stellar. This proves me wrong.

Aroma / Appearance - The bronze caramel body fizzes in place. Cherry pie, heavy sweetness, and a vinous aspect are maybe a bit too much like a liquid version of Twizzlers. Otherwise it is works well.

Flavor / Palate - Bready and warm the mouthfeel is chewy. Leathery edges stick to the throat along with a sour feel that emerges after a while. It might not have the sharpness of an all out sour ale but the balance makes it easy to drink. Id enjoy a bottle by myself if I had a few hours to spare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2988) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
What the hell is this? Tastes like apple cider vinegar. Thats all i get is tons of apple cider vinegar and a tiny amount of sweet cherry. Not good at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Traded bottle, Batch 2012-1, best by 03-2014. Hazy brown pour with just a white ring around the edges. Slightly sour aroma with a slightly acetic finish. Big tart flavor at first, a little malt in the middle and then a relatively short finish. A little earthiness/mustiness in there. Pretty bold. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle, copper pour, small white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of dark fruit, cherry, lemon, acetic acid, funk, light barrel. Taste is tart, lactic, cherry, lemon, acetic, vinegar. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours orange amber mostly clear with barely a grey head. Aroma is subte, tang, tropical fruit, and a tad bit of barbecue. Body is thinner bring light cherry and tart candy with a drier sweet tangy yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (7122) - Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2013
750 ml bottle to tulip (shared by tastybeer). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; tart and funky with notes of cherry. Tastes like it smells with some tannic notes. Good beer!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle, meh, just a glass of apple vinegar, no sweetness or anything, one dimensional and very acetic

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