ineedbeer (546) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a bit of a tart fruity cherry note to it. Some balanced roast and chocolate notes. Also some apricot and plum. A light vanilla and oak character. Not much alcohol or hops in the aroma.
Pours a dark brown, not quite black with little to no head that quickly recedes quickly. No lacing and little legs.
Flavor starts with sweet chocolate and lots of fruit. The fruit is plum, cherry and a bit of grapes. A light roast character with a lot of sweetness. No hop flavor and light hop bitterness. No astringency at all. Light alcohol spice in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Astringency is very low and alcohol warmth is medium low.
Overall this beer has a bit of a thin mouthfeel but has a really nice flavor. Very fruit forward with some chocolate but not much bourbon notes.
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CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle, aroma of chocolate, and whiskey, taste is chocolate and whiskey, sweetness, alcohol, chalky texture at times, carbonation is mild to medium-short duration. alcohol is present, not overwhelming, fits the beer nicely!
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of dark chocolate and some very evident booze here. Pours black without much head or lacing. Bitter, okay finish. Thick, lightly syrupy texture. Notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. Light coffee. Tap at Georgetown pizza paradiso.
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells of dark fruits, roast, hints of chocolate. Taste is fig, hints of vanilla, subtle whiskey tones, and a bit of chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Boulevard SmokeStack Series Imperial Stout finishes with a lingering sweetness.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Lorna, 27/03/14.
Black with a good sized dirty tan head that retains well.
Nose is liqourice, light brett, mineral pang, dark fruit, bitter roast, cocoa powder, subtle BA effect.
Taste comprises bitter dark fruit tang, raisens, dates Xmas spice, dark toffee, dark malt, molasses.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, light booze in the close.
Ok impy, lacking a little depth for the ABV but the alcohol is well integrated.
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. 2013. Pours black with a big cream head. Aroma is huge roast and malt, some wood and faint citrus. Flavor sweet chocolate, coffee, roast, alcohol. Barrel comes through in a smooth long finish.
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a compact tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, honey, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with low carbonation.
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fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
its good, but i didnt find it to be overtly impressive by any means. maybe try again someday.
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Corps moyen, équilibre entre les sucres et le vieillissement en barriques. Déjà vu mais conception sans faux pas.
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
27th March 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s. Thanks to Lorna. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and slightly soft with very fine carbonation. Spice. Licorice. Light dark malt cream and a touch of cofffee. Tangy dark fruits well integrated with a little tangy whisky. Spicy finish, smooth and dry,
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours deep black-brown with a thick, tight beige head. The nose has lots of burnt wood, toasted marshmallows, cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor, some more burnt wood, cedar, rich chocolate, torched earth, dark cherries. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with sticky chocolate, more burnt earth, torched wood, dark fruit, alcohol. Very nice. Deep, robust.