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RATINGS: 767   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
moefriedman (34) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours dark and thick as oil. Smells fantastically of chocolate and oak. Went down smooth with a great coffee, chocolate, smoky feel. Super balanced and could easily take down a 4 pack in a siting(but didn’t).

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours an utter black, dark brown head, great lacing if you’re into that sort of thing. Aroma isn’t explosive, but deep and complex; dark and roasty, has an inkiness to it, dirt, black fruit.. quite dark. Quite viscous and creamy, palate-coating, with a distinct, expressive finish, balanced, bitter and sweet elements, dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla in the finish, delicious, finish lasts, warming but not overheated, well-made... excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (359) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Inky dark with nice two finger head. Huge roasted and fruity aromas. Tastes of dark and dried fruits, complex maltiness, and well balanced hop backbone. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2012
Rated this last night (or maybe it was early this morning?) on paper. 12 oz bottle shared with brenn79. Aroma is malty, roasty. Pours coal black with a large lacy lasting tan head leaving lace. Taste is so different than your average impy stout. Fruity dark fruit flavors are prominent. Very different, very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with about a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. Taste is light bitter. Fruity with some caramel, coffee and chocolate notes. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would gladly drink this again.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Amazing thickness to this one. Sticks with you and holds with any temperature. Very impressive mix of flavors. Has more to offer than I thought and it is totally worthy of the price that goes along with this excellent brew.

4.4
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jorn69 (936) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2013
@ Röhällavägen. Flaska från Systembolaget (40:-). Svart, väldigt rostat, choklad, kaffe, vanilj. Mycket god stout från Boulevard.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
docsteigs (527) - Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
What a complex stout! Aroma a chocolate, coffee, plum predominate. Pour is beautiful to style, Taste is complex...nicely bittered, rich malt profile, rye is evident, Belgian yeast adds something unique. This was great!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 $3.00 bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours BLACK with a huge, foamy froth of a head - dark brown. Smells of dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, cherry. Tastes of deep, dark fruit, heavy chocolate, and some cherry notes (or is that just my imagination?) Outstanding. This has become my favorite beer.


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