Ernest (7036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is cloudy dark amber, unfiltered.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, Oreo cookie), with a light note of strawberry.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, fluffy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Very solid brew...especially wrt the mouth experience: excellent balance and a nice fluffy mouthfeel. And where the heck is the alcohol? Over 9%??? Seriously, r u jokin or wat? 9% is like 6% to Boulevard, fine sum1 else to measure your ABV. The aroma doesn’t quite rise above "pleasant", but it is very much that...nice coffee character, especially.
kaser (4920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes like iced coffee. Good thing. Love it. Draft at smoke daddy. Clear brown pour with white head. Good stuff. Never had one like it
kcorum10 (335) - Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is AMAZING! Aroma of some strong roasted coffee that is very present. Pours a thick brown body with a very carbonated, bubbly head. Tastes like an amazing well balanced beer that leaves the palate with a mild creamy mouthfull of roasted coffee brew that is second to nothing.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown color after a frothy pour. Really nice coffee notes in aroma, carrying to the flavor. Interestingly sweet, and a nice malt base. Coffee flavor is quite fresh and lingers beautifully. This is good, but unfortunately does not hide its ABV well, and indeed what also lingers is a bit of alcohol burn. If they ratcheted this from from 9.3 to 7.5 or so, this would be a coffee ale to beat!
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DiarmaidBHK (3953) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at The Bridge. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam that leaves no lacing. Massive coffee notes on the nose but it smells less like coffee grounds and more like brewed. It’s a pleasant scent that really lingers. Behind that it’s fucking delicious! You definitely get the coffee but is also nicely hopped which gives it a fragrant, complex flavor. Finishes clean. I’ve never had Boulevard beer that disapointed. They may be the most underrated brewery in the country.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like an amber beer. The head settles to an off white ring quickly. The nose is staunch coffee. It tastes like an iced coffee. Too much like coffee amd not enough like beer. Pouring shine in your coffee would render the same effect.
Baz7778 (58) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coffee mixed on to this very well, good all round balance and hides the AVB very good for 9%
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wxman (1661) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear reddish coffee color with a thin, but respectable white head. Coffee and smoke aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, coffee, molasses and a vinous character as well. Exceptional.
gregwilsonstl (1712) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick head. Strong coffee flavor. Peppery. Medium head. Light brown. Strong lacing. Delicious.
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Excellent pour. Deep amber color representing the roasted flavor well. Head started big but settled nicely. Great light brown color. Most coffee beers get dominated by the coffee bean flavor, but Boulevard hides it nicely. Hints of Carmel, rye, and earthy flavors. Palate is nice and crisp. Boulevard never disappoints