chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter
Ar: Some roasted malt and a very light fruitiness. Frankly, much less aroma than I was expecting.
Ap: Thick and bubbly light tan two finger head. The body is solidly black.
T: Opens with sweet, roasted malts, transitons to a smooth lightly sweet light malt, finishes with a bit of roast malt, slight sweetness and fruit, and finally dry hoppy bitterness.
P: A very high level of carbonation, and a much lighter body than I’d expect for an double/imperial stout. Alcohol is not distinguishable. Smooth but lacking in several areas.
O: To be honest this stout was somewhat disappointing. For a double/imperial stout, its a bit too sweet without enough bitterness to balance it and lacks body, However, enjoyed the wonderfully dry finish.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolate dominate. Plenty of dark bready notes followed by some dark rum and fig qualities. Caramel and toffee present as well. Floral and grassy hop notes round things out. The finish is drying.
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of a heavily sugared coffee burst from this black hefty beer. Sweet notes of toffee are immediate and strong. The warm flavor of alcohol comes through more than i would expect with such a dark beer. The beer finishes smokey and full. A good stout that i would definately purchase again.
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dreamflower (758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. It is incredibly dark, light will not shine through it. A dark head. Smell is sweet and smokey. Taste is likewise sweet and smokey. I’d like to sip this beer, but if I took a large gulp it would be too much for me, just bitterness.
northropfrye (3200) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in snifter. Dark black colour with brown head. Aroma is fruity, sour, faintly reminiscent of nail polish remover, but overall actually an appealing smell. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, dried fruit. A solid flavourful stout.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours a very brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of pine, chocolate, liquorice, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with a little mustiness to finish. Some oak and roasty malt. Mildly bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely.
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark roast ... bubbly tan head ... soft light malt roast ... sweet roast ... dark malts ... little chocolate ... light dark roast ... soft bitterness ... light hint of yeast ... nice and easily drinkable
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hint of olives in the fragrance - unexpected but welcomed. Tarry black color with a tarry taste and a medium to heavy body feel. Rich and rewarding. Here's what they say. "Roasted English malts provide a deep, rich texture, Belgian yeast bestows plum-like fruitiness, and German hops add spicy aromas as Dark Truth Stout mellows to a smooth dry, smoky finish." I agree!
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chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle: Pours a dark black with a thick tan head that sticks around, then changes into an oily top, compared to the coat of oil on dark roasted coffee beans. Aroma is complex with chocolate and caramel malts, floral and citrus hop with a hint of charcoal and vanilla. Flavor is complex as well with a nice blend of flavors that matched well with the aroma description. Smooth, thick and great to drink with a slight alcohol finish. Very nice, best beer so far from Boulevard for me.
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with large tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, maltiness. Medium-full body, don’t really notice the alcohol. Sweet and roasty up front, drier on the finish with some dark fruits and maybe hops. Lots of interesting elements perhaps not all in ideal balance.