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RATINGS: 953   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours black with a huge tan head. Roasted malt, coffee, and smoke notes with a funky barnyard character. Finishes semi-dry. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel.


4
KevinReddirt (209) - 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 (658) - - OCT 8, 2017
From a bottle. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some cocoa and fruit. Sweet, but not overpowering.

3.7
tricksta_p (5009) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, spicy Belgian yeast, molasses, touch of dark fruit and some liquorice. Flavour is above medium sweet with a decent roasty bitterness in the finish. Rather Belgian, dark malt and dried dark fruits with chocolate. Good one.

3.9
Shot (557) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a huge sticky off-white head that dissipates to one inch leaving substantial lacing on the glass. Aromas of cocoa, cola, vanilla, toffee and molasses. Flavors are dark chocolate, cola, bready tones, hints of dark fruit, a bit of molasses, toffee and vanilla. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Clean, but slightly sticky mouthfeel. Really, very nice.

3.7
SloaneRanger (55) - - SEP 10, 2017
Hyvin tumma lasissa jättäen ruskean vaahdon. Tuoksussa tummaa hedelmäisyyttä, ehkä viikunaa. Maku on täyteläinen, joskin alkoholikin puskee taustalta. Käytetty hieman hapotusta, joten ei mene tunkkaisuuden puolelle.

3.9
DiarmaidBHK (5649) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle from Boulevard Beer Hall. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Lots of coffee and chocolate notes on the nose and tongue. Hides its booze well. Fairly rich mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.8
pictoman (1180) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2017
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle (22 Nov 2018). Black with tan head. Chocolate, roast malt, liquorice, light leather, mild alcohol burn. Good, though a little bit harsh finish, but quite memorable never-the-less.

4.2
commonmac (1311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2017
12oz bottle consumed in a Belgian snifter glass during family reunion weekend at Jackpot Junction. Making up for a bad gambling night. Color is a deep, dark cola brown...basically black. Nose has a nice blend of dark fruit and caramel/molasses. Gives off a slight hint of chocolate as well. Taste is big and bold with a Belgian chocolate decadence coming through on the first sip. There is a slight dark fruit (raisin) element and an espresso bean nuttiness. Bitterness rounds out well towards the end. There are two dark truths to behold. 1) This beer is delicious. 2) Jackpot Junction crushed me tonight.

3.3
flatearthman (68) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Very slight dank wood / fig nose; glass clinging lacey head; medium carbonation indicating not too much oatmeal malt; taste of fig & rye with a bit of bitterness that finishes with a roasted bitterness and returns that dank (smokey?) wood tastebud note.

4.2
commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12oz bottle. Black with thick long lasting tan head . Alcohol and sugar nose. Caramel and chocolate taste elements. Well rounded. Good body to it. Tasty.


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