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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours a deep almost black with a medium bubbly/creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of dark fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, dark chocolate and nuts. Flavor of lots of fruity Belgian yeast character, plums, dark chocolate and caramel.


3.8
ironcontra (493) - ATL, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
very winey, grapey stout, tart , alco is well hidden, dry finish, medium mf, low carbo. really grew on me through the 6pack - something different for sure!

3.9
patricks110 (2715) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2017
This is a stiff stout. Pours a pure black, oily, viscous, thin tan head. Aroma is quite fruity, cherries and light prune notes, dark chocolate, big coffee notes. First sip I note: the body is slight creamy, quite heavy, no carbonation, fruity notes throughout with black cherries and plum notes. Roasted malts, espresso beans, dark chocolate. The finish is bitter but not over the top, moderate booze presence. This is complex and I would like to see what a year or two does to this.

3.8
cmacklin (1339) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2017
355ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a large, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves curtains of lace. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, plums, figs, dates, anise, coffee and smoke with a warming vinous note in a dry, mildly bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty.

4.5
Rex_Remes (272) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 6, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: smokey coffee,,chocolate, cream APPEARANCE: deep, dark, creamy coffee colored head TASTE: rich, roasted grain, chocolate, smokey, spice PALATE: full body, cream OVERALL: great beer, intense, great for sipping, amazingly crafted and layered. Had this at oir annual Thanksgiving beer tasting and it was highly appreciated.

3.8
mice (1073) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Black beer with medium beige head. Aroma has roast, dark malts, bread, chocolate and coffee. Taste has roasted malts, sweetness and salty licorice. More bitter hops at the end. Almost full body.

4.1
sauvintipper (6) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 12oz bottled 8/14/2017 9.7% ABV 60 IBU poured into pilsner glass pitch black with full hand-width beige head which slowly fades as beer warms to room temperature and leaves no lacing on the glass. The nose is cherries, licorice, leather and tobacco over bed of hops. Chewy head with tastes of creamy malts, cherries and molasses. Maybe slight coffee and chocolate, but overpowered by hops. No hint of alcohol on the pallet. The head on this beer is epic!

4
Gerbeer (4076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pour a very dark brown with moderate head. Aromas nutty chocolate icing, roasted malts and a little dark fruit. Flavors follow same with licorice, plum skin and burnt coffee. Interesting fruity/herbal notes that make it distinctive

3.9
47574xeCD (1319) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 12oz bottle bought from Chucks Chagrin Falls Ohio.
Poured jet black with beige.
Liquorice barley malt chocolate coffee cocoa red wine dark fruits. Lovely.

4
KevinReddirt (228) - Midland, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Located this 12 oz bottle in the Ft. Worth area while attending a wedding some months ago and held until now. Boulevard Brewing has developed into one of favorite brewers and I expect no less from their imperial stout. Dispensed into my New Belgium .47 liter tulip glass it shows the expected black body along with a healthy, finely-bubbled tan foam. Taking a smell I get cherry, raisin and milk chocolate. A drink gives tobacco, a stiff maltiness, black cherry, mahogany. Quite nice and decent. Just that there are better.

4.1
ehaak26 (725) - - OCT 8, 2017
From a bottle. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some cocoa and fruit. Sweet, but not overpowering.


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