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RATINGS: 724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1466) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Deep, dark solid color with a large brown head, a delicious light roasted and smoked aroma. A long-lasting head and thick, frothy lacing. An interesting alcohol presence in the midst of a burned roasted malt flavor. Light, bitter cocoa finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma with some hops present. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, some spiciness, slightly smokey. Full body with minimal carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tpseabird (29) - Dickinson, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Nose of barley and nice tan head. Light lacing and hops with heavy sweetness on lips. Light body, astringent with a nutty aftertaste. Great brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
750ml Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, malt, light roasting, molasses, light hops, slight Belgian yeast, and oats. Poured very dark brown/black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, light coffee, light chocolate, light Belgian yeast, light oats, slight smoke, and some lactose. Medium body. Smooth texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, Belgian yeast, and oat finish is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. 9.7%ABV completely hidden throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a monsterous beige head. Nose is cocoa and roasted malts. Roasty on the palate with dark fruits, very astringent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nose is good, strong cocoa powder and prunes, body is thin and slick. Taste is astringent and toasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3316) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Pourz black and a large creamy tan head to boot. Alcohol, plum, and milk chocolate faintly occupy the nose. Taste is strong rhubarb, pecan, and weak hops and cocoa. Weak lacing. Zealous bite. Medium-heavy body with a silky palate. Finish is bitter coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1906) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle. Rich dark brown pour, ridiculous amount of carbonation and a great aroma of milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is well toasted malts, smoke, very bitter chocolate and finished with a dry spicy hop bite and a lite mouthfeel. Very good, and well priced at $9.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured very deep brown with a gigantic cap of tan head. The aroma picked up sweeter, rather airy brown sugar, raisin, and molasses notes upfront, with plums and sweeter chocolates as I dug deeper.. rye and slight medicinal accents.. warm and fruity on the back of the nose.. this grew on me, but wasn’t great. The flavor found burnt licorice, molasses, and dark fruits at the core, with vanilla, rum, and a lot more molasses extending outward.. lots of spicy, definitely Belgian-inspired yeast laced throughout.. fell apart a bit on the finish with heat over muddled maltage. Medium-plus bodied with very high carbonation on the palate.. the oats gave some smoothness, but prickly carbonation canceled much of that out.. overall burnt and very slightly oxidized.. sticky on the finish. This was a rare miss from Boulevard.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Tasted 7/18/10. 750ml Cork and Cage. 2010. Best by 01/13. Opaque with a dark brown hue. Finger width of dense khaki head. Aromas of dark chocolate and fudge. Earthy malts and grassy hops. Full bodied with a huge palate. Pronounced coffee astringency. Bitter chocolate and grassy, citrus hops. Subtle candy sweetness and nuances of dark fruit. Super dry finish that holds a lingering tingling sweetness. The initial malt flavor is dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate and sweet breads. A subtle banana ester opens up somewhere in the middle of the bottle as it warms. Big roasted malts and a big bitter astringency. Decent kick of alcohol hits you late. A fine sipper from top to bottom! Solid!


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