ineedbeer (1577) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maarten1993 (793) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank during the american beer tasting at Marks place 23-4-2016. Very good imperial stout. Rich, complex, has everything. Wonderful.
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!
tfredvik (1614) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very deep brown body with a small, light-brown head that disappears quickly. Moderate aroma of dark caramel, chocolate sauce and roasted malt. Strong flavour of dark caramel, chocolate and sugar, with dark dried fruits and a gentle generic fruitiness in the back. Also hints of vanilla. The taste is pretty heavy sweet with just a moderate bitterness in the long finish to back it up. Some might claim that it’s an unbalanced beer, although I think the massive sweetness sort of works, at least for a small sample. The mouthfeel is pleasant, with a syrupy to creamy texture, full body and moderate carbonation. Nice and sweet!
[75 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag, 2014 edition, courtesy of Thijs]
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 whiskey barrel aged. Black black body with a good sized tan head of small bubbles. Whiskey and chocolate aroma as it warms but also a hint of straight rubbing alcohol. Much more pleasant taste of milk chocolate, oak barrel and hints of whiskey.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at R+B. Thick brown-black body. Very sweet, roasty, almost has leathery bourbon tones. Chewy sweet caramel notes. Massive beige head. This really seems barrel aged. Pretty good.
Booga (32) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 oz bottle to snifter. Pours dark black with thin head that quickly faded to a ring of tight carbonated bubbles around the rim of the glass. Wasn’t expecting a lot of barrel aroma to this one so I was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty good smell of bourbon upon popping the cork. I really like the taste of this one. A good mix of sweetness and hops with some definite barrel flavors to boot. I really like this beer. Best Boulevard I’ve tried yet.
italianjohn (2755) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 Bottle ... Black pour with a tan head and light lacing ... Aroma of whiskey, wood, chocolate, roasted malts, sweet grains and spicy rye ... Taste is of chocolate, roasted malts, whiskey, oak and sweet grains, spicy rye .... Rich mouthfeel and silky smooth ... Sweet and malty with a dry rye whiskey bite ... Abv hidden well
Earlier Rating: 12/30/2014 Total Score: 3.8
Black pour with a orange hue and a thin beige/tan head and lots of lacing .... Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts, light tobacco, light booze and dark chocolate .... Taste is of licorice, dark fruits, roasted malts, light cocoa and a hint of oaky whiskey also detecting light coconut .... Has a bitter hop bite on the back end .... Has an oily and silky viscous mouthfeel .... Dry bitter roasted lingering finish with some dark fruits ... Lovely stout
Nicke80 (347) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little head. Sweet aroma with cocoa and Coffee taste. Vanilla and cocoa after taste.
craftbeersweden (508) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well...It IS Saturday and after 12 a clock :)
I was going through my beercellar-collection and found a few nice friends. Finally I choose this one for now.
Bought in September 2015 at Systembolaget, Sweden.
The beer pours very dark brown with a huge, four finger high, beige-brown head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, fudge, rye, oatmeal, bourbon whiskey, oak barrel, vanilla, coffee, plum, dark fruit, chocolate cake and dark syrup. What a nose! I’m in love even before my first sip!
Taste: Oh! This is such a complex, beatiful f*ing GREAT taste! Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, whipped cream, oak barrels, a light taste of licorice, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel malt and roasted malt. I think I could go on forever...
Mouthfeel: Full body. Light carbonation. Soft and silky smooth! Creamy and fluffy. So good!
This is a dessert! One of the best you can have! It is a big 750 ml bottle but you do NOT want to share...
Boulevard Smokestack Series Imperial Stout is one of my absolute favorites up until now. Beautiful, complex, sweet nose and likewise taste: smooth, complex, soft, creamy and with the bourbon oak barrels in the background... Well this is just what I want! I’m a sucker for this!
Hopmaestro (1101) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, slight wet wood, coffe beans. Taste is pretty sweet overall with vanilla, dark fruits, soft cocoa notes and slightly roasted notes. Aftertaste is mild and warming.