dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good balanced sour. Tart nose, slight body, some fruit, but mostly funk. Thin body, dry puckering finish.
M82 (319) - Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh 062312 50-60°
Pour is hazed, vibrant reddish-amber with a nice fairly tightly structured very light khaki head dissipating quickly to a cap. This is a really vibrant, beautiful beer.
Nose isn’t assertive but is very intriguing. Up front, citric sourness dominates leading into wine layers, followed by wild and barrel dustiness. Soft bourbon tones come in as it warms, leading to moments of bourbon bubblegum late in each serving.
Taste is as exciting as the appearance - plenty of sourness, wild complexities swirl and open the senses up for a mild, creamy bourbon barrel finish that rolls along into the aftertaste and leaves a warming character in the gut. There is clearly two ends to the spectrum here below 60°, but they mesh beautifully and compliment each other exceptionally well. Alcohol is not present in the taste or mouth. Layers of bourbon are constantly revealed following the sour layer dissipating on the palette.
Overall, I love this. Very interesting. The bourbon barrel is such an awesome compliment to the wild sourness.
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 25th, 2013 during day 1 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.
Appearance: Pours a light maroon cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of of tartness, sweet.
Taste: Tart cherry, some funky sourness.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: I am not a super fan of sour/wild ales but this is a solid beer.
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purposefully waited to rate this until I could make it my 2200th rating. Sampled at Big Beers Belgians & Barleywines fest in Vail 2013. Murky burnt orange with a thin cap head. Has some settled particles on the bottom of the glass that doesn’t look like classic yeast...almost looks like tiny pencil shavings. Intense sour aroma of bactillic wood, port wine, and acidic fruit. Flavor is delightful with a fruity tone that’s kinda all over the place, with a certain brightness of acidic zest, port barrel wood, and a bretty dry finish. Really delightful and full and complex.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of oaked chardonnay, maple, and funk. Pours deep orange slight fizzy head. Taste is sweet like a sweet white wine, nice funky yeast, and great biscuit bourbon notes. Fantastic.
khan (19) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a light and clear red/orange with an aroma of wine, cherries, vanilla. Flavor is sour with a slight sweetness, but just enough to help keep it balanced, as well as some vanilla and oak tones. Overall a fantastic sour by Boulevard.
rougeau13 (2024) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy caramel colored with a small dirty off white head. Aroma of cherries, leather, funk, and wine. Taste is really tart and funky. Very dry, medium bodied, and below average carbonation. Very nice.
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (multiple). Pours with a hazy golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are bretty, funky, grainy, unripe fruits, olive, huge oak, wine, cherries. Flavors are tart, and big, dry, vinous, oaky. Very warming, wine, tannins, cherry and leather. Lively carbonation, warming and dry.
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful red-orange with a fast fizzling light khaki head. Smells a little sour with a slight hint of vanilla sweetness. Taste is sour with some sweetness underneath. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Love Child #2 finishes with a sour tingle.
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice blend in taste. Its not too sour and not too tart. There is a nice fruity flavor. The bourbon tends to keep everything in check. The scent is rather delightful that hints to a sour with yeast notes. Overall this is a great brew.