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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like India Pale Ale, Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high percentages of malt and hops to help them withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, and oats. A portion of the batch has been aged in whiskey barrels, then blended with fresh ale before bottling. Za Vas!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5579) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Roasted malt aroma with notes of tobacco and salmiak. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (214) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle (750ml $14): Black with big tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Taste the same. The bourbon is actually more subtle than most of this style. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vighals (1324) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Kaffe, kakao, mørke bær og sviske. Salt lakris, noe bitter med dyp tung sødme. Lite kullsyre. Søtbitter ettersmak

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (758) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Chocolate and coffee aroma, pours a dark brown color not much head. Modest taste of chocolate an coffee with a dry feel and a mildly bitter chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1946) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
750 ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours black with a full tan/yellow head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of burnt toast, heavily roasted malts and espresso. Flavors of oily coffee and black chocolate with a little sharpness (rye?) and faint watery smoky alcohol notes. Long acidic coffee finish and good carbonation. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2524) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
Bottled:
Pours black with a somewhat weak head.
Roasted aroma with notes of soy sauce, smoke, anise, char coal and a little bit of Bourbon.
Smooth mouth feel.
Somewhat sweet taste with notes of roasted malt, toffee, licorice, Bourbon and oak casks leading to a warming alcohol finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
linusb (45) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
A: Bitter chocolate, bourbon, Coen T: NICE! Rye dark bread, canesugar Overall: very nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1637) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Duft av kaffe, frukter, bek og vanilje. Mørk farge, nesten sort. Tynn hinne brunt skum. Smak av frukter, krydder, lakris og vanilje.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1382) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2014
750ml corked bottle from Puerto Rico Wine and Liquor, cellar aged a month served at cellar temperature to Eric, with a 2013 label and a bottle date that impossible to decipher. Pours a very dark brown with a tan label. Almost no lacing. Big aroma of molasses, caramel, rum raisin, some chocolate. Later down in the glass some whiskey/vanilla shows through - and then takes precedence. Taste is of sweet caramelly malts, some licorice, molasses. Then the vanilla kicks in, with alcohol. Still some roast and molasses fight through. Medium to full bodied. The alcohol becomes stronger. Finishes quite sweet, with length. A solid, tasty brew - seemed to be more barrel aging than described, although the bottle age may have contributed. 14.4

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (1091) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Aromas of toasted oak, charcoal, dark chocolate, very earthy. Black with a lasting tan head. Very dry, earthy, some molasses. Full bodied.


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