halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big foamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, malts and a little fruity. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma promises, chocolate and fruit, then a woody flavor. It seems a bit lighter bodied than I was expecting. Not too bad.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle on 10/2/11. black pour with a big tan head. belgian / roast nose. smooth medium body with licorice, banana, citrus. well carbonated and soft. semi-dry finish with anise, licorice, coffee and chocolate.
BenSilvia (2) - - OCT 17, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First beer I’ve had from Boulevard, pretty impressed. Pours dark with a nice rich head. Delicious roasty coffee like flavors, with a hint of warmth from the alcohol. Looking forward to more beers from them.
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Archers. Pours a dark brown color with a large two finger thick tan head that took awhile to settle. Light layered lacing. Has a sharp roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a touch of licorice and smoke. Finish is dry and bitter.
BroSpud (1909) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a brown pillowy head. Pretty decent impy. Not too sweet with with slightly smoky, dry, and espresso tastes.
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Funky 7, Brooklyn. Pours black with a big, creamy tan head. Superb character all around. Loads of coffee, dark roast malts, burnt sugar. Full bodied with average carbonation. Chocolate and dry roast malts in the finish. Great complexity to this one.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a kind soul at the 2011 Flossmoor Station Pre-DLD party, best before 7/9/11. Pours opaque black with a thick, tan head, that leaves thick, even lace. The nose is darkly roasted malt, along with semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, and just a hint of vanilla. The flavor is a tad sweeter, with the chocolate and vanilla coming through nicely, along with darkly roasted malt, coffee, and a lightly bitter finish. The body is full with average carbonation, and a long lightly bitter coffee finish.
Newk (299) - - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with a nice and small foamy head
rich and complex nose of roasted coffee beans, hot caramel, toffee and some malt tones as well
full bodied with a real good feel. Mostly toffee, malt, and roasted coffee beans
One of my favorite stouts. While Imperial stouts aren’t something I drink often, this is a real quality beer
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful black pour. Tastes sweet ad dark. Smell is great. Love it.
I would recommend to anyone who likes stouts
andyhwcinc (1712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed after seeing the movie 50/50 on a nice Sunday night. This is my 666th rating, figured I’d rate a dark stout, seems fitting. Appearance is pitch black with a very rich, abundant tan head that rims around the glass. Aroma of chocolate, also notes of dark fruit (plum), a bit of lactose, also a touch of dark roast coffee. Taste is full bodied, smooth, abundant chocolate presence, slightly smoky, a touch of bitterness, lively carbonation that’s more medium than heavy. Very enjoyable, well balanced, and tasty stout, very good.