furthur (306) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big light tan head, dissipating slowly to a skim of foam over a dark, transparent espresso colored beer. Aromas of hops, fruit. Hops, apple caramel, coffee. I think rye gives a hint of spice. Surprising viscosity, not as thick as a stout or porter, but nice. Not much sweetness, but a touch.
madmitch76 (16531) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21st July 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Mile minerals. Smooth dark malt with a touch of bitter roast. Little rye spice. Light citric hops bring up the rear and add bitterness. Whisper of malt cream and smoke. Semi dry finish. Pretty drinkable.
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with big traditional boulevard head. Aromas of forest and rye bread. Flavors of some mild bitterness accented well with some roasted malt flavors. Descent bIPA.
csaso (1530) - Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - huge thick creamy head, almost black color with slight red hues around the edges, big piney fruity hop aroma and flavor with a fair roasty malt aftertaste - really good overall
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drpimento (2312) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fabulous beer? mmmm the penultimate fab beer. Whatever; pretty friggin good brew. In most of my scores it was just a hair under the next up rating. Anyway, poured at a great temperature with giant, foamy, frothy, medium tan head that never settles and a bit’o lace. Aroma is slightly gamey, hops, dark roast malt, weed, dry forest, mustiness. Appearance is a very dark but clear cherry garnet with a few bubble trails. Flavor’s a slightly sweet acid at the very first and quickly followed by bitter and the resin & citrus flavors . Roast is also predominate and include dark ripe fruit. Finish is like flavor, tapers slow, and is fairly drinkable.
burg326 (4121) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared, poured alight brown color with aromas of rye, chocolate, spice, light citrus, and some roasted malt. Flavors follow suit, chocolate, roast, pine, citrusy hops, and a light spice in the aftertaste.
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy rye bread, ropey resin and dried grapefruit aroma. Very sinister. Jet black, unstable brown head. Grassy, palate slicing bitter, also burnt sweetness. Slick foamy body, not especially heavy for all its other attributes. A quality brew.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GBWF 2013, from my huge backlog. Completed with bottle rating from home.
Dark with a beige head leaving lacing.
Aroma: hoppy and fruity with grapefruit, lemon, peach, spices, roasted.
Taste: Fruity with peach, strawberry, grapefruit, lemon, pine, spices, some chocolate and licorice.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured into my ipa glass. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown color with a thick Khaki head that leaves great lacing. smells of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, grapefruit and rye. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with the rye and oats really prevalent in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with great carbonation and a dry finish. I think this is the best black ipa ive had to date. Everything works so well together. Too bad its only a seasonal beer. I’m really liking all Boulevard’s smokestack series beers.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Surprisingly not to rye. Thin. Nice looks nice head. Still quite an adjustment for rye.
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