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RATINGS: 819   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

tvazteca's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2012
This is a beast. Pours a lovely black with brown head sticking to the glass. It smells of faint hops with serious malts. The taste is equally delicious, with a slight taste of belgian yeast. Mostly some amazing stout qualities. One of the best.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (1580) - 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 (89) - 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 (392) - 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 (369) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SotallyTober (68) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Pours black with thick mocha head. There’s a chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and licorice aroma. Full body that was creamy on the palate. Flavor’s of coffee, chocolate, licorice, raisin, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8218) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This complex multigrain Imperial Stout shares raisins, delicate roast, coffee and dark chocolate, an elegant profile balanced by torrefaction and hop resin bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the blackness.
-The mouthfeel is not Gargantuan, as is common these days in the Impy Stout universe. Instead, it is relatively lean and effervescent for the style.
-Hoppy bitterness builds with every sip even though hops are definitely not what you think of during your first sips.
-The finish integrates mild acidity as well.
-This was utterly perfect for crab-filled Portobello mushrooms with grated cheese.
-This is yet another very professional brew by Boulevard!


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle (75cl): Vintage 2010: Thanks Ig88b: Shared, split in two: Served at roomtemperature in a Duvel glass: Small brown head on top of an almost black colored beer. Aromas of wood, roast, vinous notes, light alcohol and a light hint of bay leaf/liquorice. Flavours of roast, bitters, prunes, liquorice, soy, cacoa, liquor tone, chocolate, some coffee, vinous, bisquits, herbs, raisin, yeast. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, dried leaves, roast, malts, warmgh, herbs and grass. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full bodied. Great stuff! No nonesense and close to certain complexity!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
truebluehes (179) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle. Awesome imperial stout. Roasted sweet malt on nose, thick pour with creamy head. Nice roasted, dry on tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (186) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from total wine. Pours black, thin tan head. Scent is vanilla. Taste is coffee, licorice, chocolate and alcohol. Tasty beer.

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