ffbot (350) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour is a deep still buttery brown, rich with a creamy head that lasts a tiny bit. Smell is yeast, basement smell, licorice, leather. Taste is the pleasant side of yeast, leather, and a nice floral or grassy background. small lingering leathery / smoky aftertaste
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small bottle (from beergium), BB 12.2017. A gusher (points removed from overall). Pours maber with beige head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, fresh fruits, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, caramel, dark plums, some metallic notes and bitterness. Finish is dry bitter with very noticeable alcohol. Overall: drinkable, but how the hell is this so highly rated?!
fakebeersnob (322) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow....unsure if I have been just dealing in the land of mediocre non-IPAs or what, but this is really good. I did not have high hopes for it going in, so grabbed it when I wanted "just a beer before work".
Clearly surpassed my expectations. Dark cloudy amber with a decent size offwhite (slightly yellow) head. Not done with the beer and still a pretty thick lacing. The smell of yeast (smells like a Belgium yeast strain to me....the only kind I can usually pick out) and dark fruits like prunes or plums. Has some carbonation in it, but not overly much. Nice malt, dark fruit, yeast balanced flavors. 10.5% alcohol but cannot feel an alcohol burn.
This will be a repeat buy. Might be a go to for this style when I don’t want to spend the extra money for a Westmalle or Chimay.
Humlehode (593) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 1 year past best before date. Pours very clear amber. Highly carbonated with huge yellow head. Aroma of berries, toffee, candi sugar. Lightly smoked. Noticeable alcohol. Full bodied. Medium bitterness. Slightly astringent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
borre_m (1314) - NORWAY - MAY 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Bottlw best before jan. 2015. Stored in my fridge for years. Pours a beatiful clear amber, probably the best looking beer i have seen. Aroma is malty, toffee, caramel. Taste is the same, malty sweet, toffee, caranel, some roasted malts. Hard to believe its over 10% abv. Awesome beer.
Bif (2041) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a big creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, some alcohol and bit of yeast. Taste of dark fruit, some caramel and spice. Mild bitterness with the dark fruit sweetness lingering into the finish. Medium body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Aroma and flavor enhanced as it warms. Has a nice warming alcohol feel.
flatmatt (1466) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a caramel color with a yellowy head and a few fine particles in suspension. Big syrupy red grape and raisin aroma, cherry and apple after with a yeasty note. Raisin and green and red apple flavor with some caramel/molasses hints. Really, really tasty stuff here.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml of Batch #68025 (set aside since 2010 if I recall) poured into a chalice as suggested on the bottle. Was at room temp and chilled for an hour. Deep ruby red and a lasting tan colored head. Aroma of plums, red grapes, Merlot, a little bit of alcohol. Taste is just as good as the aroma with a little yeast in there as well. Ridiculously smooth and full body. Just enough carbonation to be there. A nice warming from the alcohol.
I don’t think I could find a better domestic quad. This is it.
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- smells of sweet spice and booze
Appearance- pours a murky orange with an off-white head
Taste- has a strong alcohol flavor that transforms into a malt flavoring
Palate- a full bodied beer with well balanced carbonation with a dry finish
Overall- Boulevard hit a homerun with this beer. A must try on any beer list
westknife (80) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was damn good. As is the case so often with this super massively strong beers though, the first few sips are the best, before the heavy alcohol and sweetness starts to get to ya