MikeJslc (508) - USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, cloudy, thin head. Aroma of bready malt, toffee, raisins, light fruitiness. Flavor similar to aroma, with some leathery notes, some woody resiny cedar evident, again a little fruitiness. Body is medium, not really full, slightly warming.
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ryanfolty (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: May 9, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Liquor Barrel on clearance Description: Opaque muddy brown pour with nice head that faded quickly and some sediment. Aroma was fruity, banana, and spice. Taste was caramel, woody, spice and some alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation.
Hair6a11 (1163) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle; Marked 2-2009 8/10 - I have to say I was a little concerned about the age on this one, but mostly.. though I had low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. This one pours dark brown . amber, with a fine bubbled, fairly nice khaki head in this dimpled mug. It retains better than expected, to be certain. Cedar aging, perhaps - but the nose comes across more like maple.. with some nice dark malts (caramel, syrup, toffee) , and some really light fruit esters as well - The flavor profile is definitely more muted at this point - and while the aforementioned aromas come through - more dark malts, fruit esters... the cedar aging is ever present.. and the finish is a little mediocre. Interesting... not my fav.
freeofthoughts (528) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 pours dark copper with a little khaki head. Nose is big with some booze dark fruit and grain. The taste is also big with the alc prominent and a fight between the grain and the spicey piney cedar. The hops are light but make the brew nice with a bit of dry balance. There is an earthy quality to it and a familiar German doppelbock taste if you look for it. The palate is creamy and pretty smooth, this is very enjoyable, I hope boulevard decides to make this again.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much to write about this now retired beer other than for me and my fiance we both agreed that this was a one trick pony. All you can taste from this beer is the wood used to age the beer. Nothing more, nothing less and the taste itself is even small. It was like I was drinking an empty beer. Now maybe I got a bad bottle. Looking at reviews people are picking up different things here but we both agreed we couldn’t at all.
Headbanger (2488) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle 1/13/10 (RSRIZZO’s Gathering)-Pours a cloudy amber with no head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel, and dried fruit. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew was rather tasty for a style I don’t care for.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bonus points because I like the name. Pours nearly flat. Aroma is apple juice and hay. Taste is more apple, grass, light caramel, and flat finish. Needs some carbonation.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brought from Louisville. No head really, big ass bubbles. Smells like apple juice, some spiciness in finish. Doesn’t really taste like beer
Gription79 (1632) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared at the Beerhive.
A nice Dopplebock, notes of raisins,dark stone fruits, big malt character. This is a solid, clean beer. The Smokestack series seems to be a solid line of beers, I have yet had one that I did not think was well crafted. Well done Boulevard.
Sledutah (3251) - Utah, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle at The Beerhive
Appearance: Clear dark mahogany with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Semi-sweet caramel and woody
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel and mild cedar
Nice and smooth