apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2006
A pleasant earthiness/grassiness abounds in this heavily roasted porter. Dark brown body, tannish head. Roasted malts are heavy in the aroma, along with cocoa and bitter coffee. Thick and full-bodied. Chewy mouthfeel. The hops are mild and the alcohol is very light, which makes this a good beer to have with dinner (as with most porters). Good overall. uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2006
A full to medium body deep brown ale. Plenty of complex roasted malty flavors, just a bit too sweet. Nice hop quality, maybe just a bit shy of enough hop presence but near the top of this class. A very good beer. moonwell (1) - USA - JUN 12, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Opaque dark brown/black body with a large brown lasting head. Takes a while for the head to settle down to a drinkable level & produces some nice lacing. Roasted aroma & flavor with hints of coffee & sweetness with a dry slightly bittersweet finish. This is a great brew from one of my favorite breweries. hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Black with a fizzy beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted, coffee. Flavor is coco, slightly bitter, with coffee. Somewhat fizzy. Finish is slightly bitter, and dry. A good brew, although I thought the fizzyness detracted. tennisjoel (1480) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Bottle. Aroma of roasted nuts, molasses, coffee. Muddy black body with a light brown somewhat big head which slowly diminishes, leaving a sizable ring and lace and a coating above the blackness. Muddy & thick looking. Taste is extremely pleasing, an extra long mouthfeel with the roasted nuts and a long hoppy finish. Excellent! One of the best in it’s style. One I will be buying as relatively it is a steal at $6 to $7 for a six pack. I know this is probably Boulevard’s highest rated brew, but based on this I am intrigued to try others in the lineup. Mmmmm!
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Best by 08/01/06. Pours a clear deep brown wiith a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, molasses, pine, and a bit of raisins. Taste follows with a lingering bitter coffee finish. I knew Boulevard wouldn’t let me down with this one. notalush (5909) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2006
I had thought oak aged DL was my 1000th, but I guess it wasn’t - now it’s this finely crafted porter - nice, slick mouthfeel - abundant roasted malts - lingering brown sugar in the background, and an almost floral hop character that is faint, yet quite present - very nice. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Light roasted, coffee aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2006
(Bottle (best by 7/9/06), gift from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Pours a very, very dark ruby-tinged brown with a huge tan head. Has an aroma of fruity hops and coffee. Sloppy foamy lacing. Has a smooth, oily mouthfeel, a little prickly. Flavor of rich bitter coffee with a hint of grassiness in finish. Ungstrup (38215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2006
An opaque brown beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is very sweet and lovely roasted, but also with hints of alcohol. The flavor is very roasted giving it a very dry mouthfeel right from the beginning, but it also contains light spicy notes and hints of cellery. The end is dry and roasted. Quite nice. Thanks Papsø for sharing.