brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Black appearance, coffee bean smell mixed with raisins or plums. The taste is chocolate and coffee with a little bit of those plums and a very small amount of chile pepper spice. It’s rich, satisfying, and smooth, and it confirmed my confidence in Boulevard’s Smokestack Series.
BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Amazing thickness to this one. Sticks with you and holds with any temperature. Very impressive mix of flavors. Has more to offer than I thought and it is totally worthy of the price that goes along with this excellent brew.
Scipio (838) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an absolute black with a full and frothy tan head. Rich and roasted aroma of espresso, licorice, fig, and smoke. Taste has lots of the same impressions, but they are just more extreme in their strength. Much more of a smoky, and roasted flavor while big in espresso still. Has a dark fruity feeling as well. Slightly sour. Full in body with a thick texture. A bit of a bitter finish of smoky licorice. Outstanding effort with this one. I really enjoyed this.
jahshuwuh (565) - USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast, burnt smell with hint of sweet coffee. Alcohol taste was a bit too prominent and killed a lot of the taste, but did have a decent dark chocolate/coffee character. Overall not bad, but wouldn't get it again.
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malrubius (2615) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark dark brown with tan head and lace. Woody ashy espresso herbal aroma with a hint of burn. Espresso dark chocolate ashy roasted mild fruit and very clean mildly bitter dry roasted earthy finish. Excellent.
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz into Boulevard tulip
A- Jet black, huge spongy dark brown head with staying power.
S- A bit of roasted/smoked malt, but lacking in aroma overall.
T- Roasted malt, dark fruits, a little bitter and a tiny bit sour finish, alcohol is well masked.
M- Low carbonation, thin for this ABV, very drinkable.
O- Nice stout, but at this price point I would not buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a gorgeous black with a thick brown head and thick lacing. Smells like fudge, coffee grounds and anise. Tastes of dark chocolate, cream, coffee, and raisins. It’s about eight months beyond its best by date but is still rather nice and complex.
TheJestersBeer (2392) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black, with a brown head.
Compact, roasted aroma, malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, ashes, tobacco.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Compact, roasted taste, malt, caramel, tobacco, ashes, espresso beans, dark chocolate, hops. Really nice one. (2012-06-14)
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong fig, brown sugar, and alcohol in the nose. A deep brown with a tan head. Initial sweetness disappears and leaves a pleasant bitterness.Great mouthfeel--lingers as new flavors emerge and coats the tongue and gums with a prickly dark chocolate. Overall, a very nice stout I’d be happy sharing with family and friends.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolate black with nice brownish head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and slight smoke. Taste is very much the same, some complexity with the mixing of flavors, toffee and chocolate stand out with a slight smoke finish. Only the slightest alcohol tow.