TH28 (120) - - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is a murky light brown with a creamy slightly off white foam cap. Aroma very close to your typical amber ale with caramel dominating, but with a slight hint if vanilla. Hops not evident. Taste is interesting. Starts really sweet caramel, gives way to a bit of toasted malt and vanilla, and a slightly woody and earthy taste. I might get the slightest hint of bittersweet chocolate, but it’s barely there. Mouthfeel is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. At the finish the body seems to dissipate and become light and dry, which causes the alcohol to stand out and dominate. There is the slightest indication of bittersweet chocolate that lingers
gunnar (5457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Aaserød. Pours hazy dark golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak sweet, light chocolate. Taste is light sweet, weak chocolate finish, strange.
dresden (882) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper with a big off white head. Aims is caramel and chocolate,. Malt forward with some chocolate yes, but less than I had expected. I hope this has faded on chocolate somehow because it s lighter than I wood have thought, but so is a nice beer and a surprising beer and I liked it
FestDecBeet (169) - - OCT 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours a copper color. Off white head very clear.
Smell: sweet. Chocolate.
Taste: Chocolate. Sweet.
Feel: slight dryness.
Overall: ok beer. Ok flavor. Mouth feel is good.
First drank: mom and dads 10/10/14
Mrnoluv (165) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet honey, fruity smell, appearance is dirty blonde good tasting ale, but where is the chocolate?
BucannonXC5 (882) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 750-ml glass (25.9 oz.)
Glass: Sea Smoke oversized wine glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 20, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 23, 2014
Misc.: No. 14 in Boulevard Smokestack Series; Batch No: CH13365-1; Best by Sept. 2014; Twist off cap and cork
Poured a brownish, caramel, murky color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy off-white head. Thought the color would be darker. Average amount of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.94)
Smell surprised me a bit. I was expecting straight chocolate, kind of like the imperial stout I had from Boulevard’s a few months ago. Got caramel, toffee, butterscotch, popcorn and creamy vanilla before I even reached the chocolate. Then got dark, rich chocolate, but still had to work for it. Overall this wasn’t too appealing on the nose. (Smell - 3.40)
First taste was like the smell, but it got slightly better. Got caramel, toffee, butterscotch, peas (I know), chocolate, cocoa, chocolate syrup, buttery malts and more green veggies (I know). (Taste - 3.53)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, somewhat smooth finish. (Feel - 3.63)
This beer just wasn’t really for me, which is something I rarely would say with Boulevard. Just an OK ASA. (Overall - 3.50)
3.53 80 B
RafeAU (153) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It?s unusual to have an ale with chocolate flavours rather than a darker beer but this pulls it off great. Big cocoa flavours. Very nice. on tap in Savannah.
Bule (782) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a pale brown color with a lot of frothy head. Mild and easy going. Surprising pale color for a chocolate beer. Mild cocoa flavor.
mbgrayson (543) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber, with ample white head. The aroma is lightly of malts, cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of chocolate with vanilla. Sweet and very drinkable. Thumbs up.
Travlr (12264) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at jackl’s tasting courtesy of a person or persons, thanks! Hazy deep golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of grass, straw, light chocolate milk. Taste is cream, vanilla, hay; chocolate comes in at the finish, subtle.
Steverus0 (188) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A chocolate ale that's amber?
The hue threw me, but comes in a lovely copper with pale and diminishing head. Aromatics are some malt and spice, with sadly nothing else to lure the nose.
Surprisingly caramels and chocolate burst on the palate with full body and medium effervescence that finishes spicy and clean.
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