brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour on this beer is really fantastic. The beer is almost black with a huge, sturdy tan head on it.
S: Where is the aroma? Really bland in terms of the nose. Even as the beer starts to warm up in the glass, all I really get is a bit of roast and a slight acidity.
T: The flavor is pretty nice. Lots of roast, licorice, coffee, and some dark chocolate. A bit of an alcohol note at times, but not surprising at nearly 10%. Fairly bitter with a slight char note from time to time, too.
M: The body is nice, a fairly high amount of carbonation for such a big stout.
D: I was expecting more from Boulevard on this beer. I didn’t think it was bad, but sort of bland and uninteresting for a big, bad, imperial stout.
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hop and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hop and a little bittrer.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drfabulous. Trade with this guy. He’s awesome! Pours black with thinly retained tan head. Nose is roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, sweet chocolate, light coffee and some herbal notes.
mcberko (14385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a substantial tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, burnt notes, slight espresso and sort of a charcoal quality. Flavour is quite hoppy for a stout, with a considerably woody quality, roasted malts and espresso. Hoppy, boozy finish. Interesting, though a bit off the mark.
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bakgården både &. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, fruit. bitter coffee finish. Full body. Very nice beer.
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very black with a foamy 3 finger dark tan head. Heavy dark fruit aroma. Full bodied, creamy carbonation. First cut is tons of medium dark chocolate. Second is musty, burnt malt. Thirds is dark fruit. Kind of like washing down chocolate coated dark fruit with iced coffee. Why not? Wowser. Great stuff.
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from trade with mista, thanks!] @ home. Opaque dark brown head with a slight dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average to medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, roast, some dark fruits. Tastes about the same: malts, roasted malts, dark fruits, somehow I get a hint of wood and slightly liquor, quite bitter as well. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki)
Practically black, small tight tan head. Nice roast aroma, some hints of bacon. Later liquorice comes over too. Super rich roasted taste, dark toast and nice mocca burntness. Sweet, but has savoury aspects too, plenty of liquorice. Not getting the 9.7% at all, even the alcohol test doesn’t reveal much - the mellow burnt liquoricey roast covers everything Was a bit cold, so the palate was quite crisp and carbonated. I prefered this after lots of swirling. Does have some nice ale esters, but they’re most obvious in the burps! Finish is probably the best part, that roast is nice and bitter chocolatey.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and dark fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mnl corked and caged bottle poured a translucent dasrk brown nearly black with a las ting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, plum, fig, light esresso and light carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, plum, espresso, fig and smoke with a smooth lingering smoky finish.