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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
I have had this several times before but never got around to rating it. Smells roasty, dark chocolate, coffee undertones, leather, and oak with faint hops in the background. Pitch black with a light tan head. Taste is more roast and char with some dark fruit, coffee, chocolate and an earthy quality. Some booze detectable but not much. Very good, well made. Palate leaves much to be desired; that's my only knock on this beer. This is what I would give to people who are not familiar with the imperial stout style. It's a little safe, but overall one of the good ones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeratarian (172) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a medium black and thickness for the style. Fluffy, brown head. Aroma of roasty malt a little smokiness and some alcohol. Flavor is dusty smokiness, roasted malt, with a crisp mouthfeel. A little thin for the style and could be more creamy. Not bad. Worthy of trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3159) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours tar black with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oats, and dark fruit. Roasted malt, coffee, flavor with oats, hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black with rich, slow-receding toffee head. Aroma is mild, sharp, somewhat fruity. Less malt on the nose than expected. Flavor opens with some tart fruit, developing into some alcohol warmth. Finishes strong with notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Rich mouthfeel. Vibrant and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3226) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a goblet. BB date stamp of 27 Aug. 2016, Pours near black and opaque with a short but very durable, thick head. Good lacing. Aroma: Coffee, dark toast, dark malts with some alcohol esters. Hints of dark fruits and toffee. Flavor: Rich and complex, with a high load of dark roasted grains but light notes of char and smoke. Some hops kick in for the finish and aftertaste. Both medium and dark malts with some burnt toast notes. Some hints of sherry and the like from the alcohol esters, yet the high ABV is partially hidden. Feel: very full body with medium-light carbonation The high ABV is mostly hidden. Thick and creamy smooth. Approaches 5. O: a rich, dark imperial stout that is a bit more bitter than average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1002) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
I don’t know guys, not rolling over for this one just because it is new kid on the block over here in Ohio. It is fine: roasty, bitter, medicinal, and chocolaty. Nothing great going on in my opinion. It is a fine stout, nothing great. 12oz bottle pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head a nd some lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and a bit of vanilla. Taste of chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt and bit of yeast in the background. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, thick and creamy, with a nice richness to it. Enjoyable beer to relax with

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at approximately 50 degrees F. A: Pours a brown-highlighted black, and pools into the glass very dark, forming a short-lived thin head of pale tan. iPhone flashlight reveals some scattered ruby highlights getting through the body of the beer around the edges. S: Dark stone fruit and chocolate well out of the glass, amid a backdrop of deeply roasted grain. There’s more than a little sweetness to the scent. T: My first take on the taste is that of sour plums, as a wave of dark fruit mixed with an floral bitter washes over my tongue. There’s definitely more than a little hop edge to that bitterness, which is tough for me to discern anything beneath, though some very faint hints of chocolate and burned malt lurk far off in the distance, caged off by the bitterness. M: Creamy, smooth, thick, and lively, this stout is well carbonated and prickly sharp. O: While I enjoy the dark fruit aspects that the yeast esters introduce, this is on the hop-forward side for me, as many of Boulevard’s offerings have been. That unfortunately means that I inevitably miss out on much of the flavor that underlies those hops. While this was drinkable to me, the hop presence ensures that I will not repeat this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Black, thin black head. Aroma: coffee, chocholate, vanilla. Palate: Full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (727) - New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,licorice,plums,roasted nuts,greek olives,spices..tastes of coffee,licorice,dark fruits,spices.

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