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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Chocolate Ale

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been hand-crafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than ten years. In that time the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow’s sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients; in that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale. Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. A hint of cocoa powder behind grape and unripe blackberry aromas. Almost smells like a sour. Taste is sweet with stone fruit flavors. Not what I was expecting at all but interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (628) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
750 ml bottle aged one year. Amazing aroma!!! Poured an unfiltered orange-amber color with a white head and decent head retention. Taste of dark fruits, nutty malt, with a boozy cocoa finish. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (1081) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Mmm, not over the top on chocolate & really has a beer feeling. Has a really good pour & aroma. The taste is light & creamy w/ the chocolate as a soft undertone that really sets this beer off! Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11244) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Red deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, hop, cocoa. Flavour is chocolate, malt, hop, cocoa, vanilla, nuts. Full body. Very nice beer that i would like to drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
With Z, pours a dark rusty burnt orange colorwith a creamy white head. Nose is fruity sweet with vanilla and pleasant chocolate. Taste is somewhat hoppy with a mouthful of chocolate at the finish....creamy taste and flavorful. Finishes on sweet chocolate notes, very drinkable despite a very well hidden ABV. Very Nice. Quaff Score 8 / 10 ......👍

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bomber. Pours a burnt orange with a beige head and aroma of chocolate and subtle vanilla. Taste is of creamy chocolate and vanilla with caramel into the chocolately sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
An interesting beer, golden in color, fruity, chocolatey, a bit spicy, but the flavors never really come together perfectly and I’m left wanting slightly more of everything. I want to try this fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tobiasoe (64) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Handsome dark golden beer under tan medium head. Subtle malty aroma with obvious chocolate overtones. Smooth on the palate with good carbonation, medium plus body and pleasant balance. Just a touch sweet with the chocolate which has both powdery dark and milky tones, mousse-like. Holds long and pleasantly. Fun.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xebbe (95) - - NOV 7, 2014
Luktar Marabou mjölkchoklad. Och smaken är god led precis lagom lätt ton av oboy. Inte alls bittert men inte sötsliskig heller. Lätt vanilj ton men glömmer inte att det är en Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (932) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2014
750ml bottle pours dark seminhazy orange with medium head. Nose is riund lightly fruity malt and grain with a touch of dusty spice and powdered hot chocolate. Taste is similar with a somewhat dull base and artificial tasting swiss miss hot cocoa. Finish is powdered cocoa and some light yeast spice and grain.


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