whitworthkevin (1) - , Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2008 does not count
The absolute best American Porter I have ever tasted. Good coffee and chocolate malt. Great hoppy finish. Beautiful Rich, dark, burnt amber,color - Art In a glass. Enjoy . . . This is one of the best beers to come out of the midwest. Bludwig (31) - USA - MAY 2, 2010
I’m not usually a fan of porters, I find them to be almost a non-style, but lately I’ve been coming around. This beer was recommended to me by an authority on the matter.
Aroma: Surprise, surprise! Hops! Big hops! There’s a very nice citrus hop aroma mixed with a chocolate barley malt sweet bouquet. This porter has a very complex nose!
Appearance: On appearance Boulevard never disappoints! Bottle conditioning, I don’t get why every brewery isn’t doing this. When you pour this ale a big, vibrant, tan head races its way to the top of your glass and stays! The head never fades more than an eighth of an inch, constantly enriching the smell and flavors of the ale whenever brought to your mouth.
Taste/Palate: The first taste experience is that of chocolate covered oranges, like your British grandma would give at Christmas. The rich roasted malt shines through once the beer has been swallowed and the drying factor of dry hopping finishes it out. There’s a residual acidity and bitter sweetness lingering that reminds me of a good Sumatra coffee.
Overall: This is the best porter I think I’ve ever had. The complexity of flavor is a wonderful change from the usual roasted bitter only or cloying sweet dark brown I usually find. I really just can’t get over that aroma though, just outstanding! Thanks, Boulevard!
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Pours dark brown with hints of ruby at the bottom edges and a large, fluffy tan head. Smells roasted with hints of chocolate and balancing hops. Taste is dry: roast and bitter chocolate, with some pine hops to balance. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Bully! Porter finishes with a hint of dryness. vicepeddler (24) - Broomfield, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours very dark with a thick roasted head that diminishes slowly. Soft roasted malt on the nose. Smooth and lightish on the palate for a porter. Well balanced malt, not overpowering or overwhelming for a porter. If trying this style for the first time, this would be a great place to start. MetalNHopHead (1981) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bully has a light body but strong flavors. Its lovely dark body houses a roasted malt scent. It tastes like coffee with hints of sweet chocolate. The finish captures both hoppy and roasty bitterness. Bully is a textbook porter in the English tradition.
Beachmaster (558) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep black, with a moderate tan head which slowly fades, leaving a disk. Good lacing. Nose is dark malt, and taste is dark malt and dark roast coffee. Fairly thin mouth feel with a moderate finish nicely balanced by hop bitterness. Very good classic porter. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Out of bottle big foamy eggshell head. Roasty, chocolate undertones, very nice. Right amount of bitter not overpowering. Very good Beer. If you have the opportunity, this is a very good brew. bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Pours opaque brown-black with a decent tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, coffee with sugar and maltiness. Flavor is all dry roastiness, bitter coffee and a hint of fruit under it all. Nice palate with a very mild carbonation and a dry, roasted finish that hangs on for a fair while. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
I’m not a big porter fan, but this is one of the best there is. Looks good, smells good, and it especially tastes good. Nice beer for a cold winter night.