Boulevard Smokestack Series: Imperial Stout X - Coconut

RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Using the base beer for Imperial Stout as a starting point, our brewers suspended just over two pounds per barrel of raw and toasted coconut flakes in porous bags in one of our stainless steel fermentation vessels. Finished, cooled beer was then transferred onto the flakes and allowed to rest for 48 hours to infuse the aroma and flavor of the coconut into the base beer. The resulting beer is a marriage of huge, round, chocolate and caramel notes from Imperial Stout, with smooth layers of sweet, toasted coconut notes. No portion of Imperial Stout X – Coconut is barrel aged.

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balloonbuffoon (667) - - DEC 16, 2017
25.4floz (750ml) bottle, Marked 2015 / but perhaps released in 2016 / BBD: 10.2017, $8 sale priced, large stem snifter glass. Dark in color with luscious head, and booze filled aromas of molasses and carob serve as an introduction. Coconut, brown sugar, and bakers cocoa noted on the palate. Thick, mild-moderate roasted, and the alcohol while masked does proide a warming effect. Decent, but not a stand out imperial stout.

Voodoo (703) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Two year old bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a thick tan head which lingers......aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, dates....taste is quite thick but slightly higher carb sort of cuts through it onto the palate, chocolate, booze, coffee, has hints of rum barrel aging though it claims no barrel aging. Quite enjoyable on a chilly evening.

markextrae (4520) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
Dark black pour, deep roasted notes, charred coconut and cacao. The carbonation is a bit to high for me. Strong coconut flavor

jbruner (5402) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2017
Pours a deep brownish black from the cork and cage bottle, with a bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of big sweet vanilla and coconut tones with a nice chocolate and roasted malt base, the blend almost leading to a barrel aged quality. Taste follows, good chocolate and roast notes with an overarching sweetness and vanilla quality from the coconut, a boozy base to top it off. Impressive that nothing is barrel aged, very nice.

47574xeCD (1316) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
750ml bottle bought from bottle shop in Chagrin Falls Cleveland drunk back in UK. Poured black with beige head. Nose is rich chocolate cocoa coconut vanilla leading to a complex mix of the above with hints of bourbon and red wine. One of the best impy stouts I’ve tried. Excellent.

katrinaez (2312) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Aroma slight coconut and mostly booze. Dark brown black color with tan head. Sweet, with some bitter malts. Almost a fake syrup, but not suntan lotion. Bottle

tightslice (1450) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA - 2015. Aroma is cherry liquor, licorice, coconut, flat whiskey and coke, bourbon. Taste is bitter liquor, bourbon, chocolate, coconut. Extremely surprised this wasn’t barrel-aged, lots of big, bourbon-y type notes. Love the coconut expression here, tastes natural and adds something special.

hallinghansen (3432) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle while waiting for Blåbær. Dark brown body with a small white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coconut.

BigBeer45 (1573) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2017
Sampled in a large tulip glass that was poured from 750 corked & capped bottle,
this beer had a very dark brown-black pour and presented a large foamy, creamy, tan cover of bubbles that was lasting (from the generous carbonation), it left nice partial rings and spots of lacing on the glass,

the aromas were coconut, brown sugar and dark candy sweetness with roasted malt sort of in the background, a little chocolate and molasses,
and some vanilla,

it had flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, coconut, and a little vanilla,
the finish had some carbonation bite with a bit of roasted malt bitterness,

the mouth feel was light and bubbly and felt to be about medium, maybe a bit heavier than medium, there was lots of carbonation in this drink, it was creamy on the lips, as the beer warmed the generous carbonation became a bit much and gave a carb bite, less carbonation would help,

this beer was pretty good on the nose, the coconut and imperial stout mixed well,
I love coconut, so, I found this drink easy to enjoy,

this beer was pretty tasty and felt light on the lips with the generous carbonation which I found made it easy to almost quaff down in large gulps, and the alcohol was hidden well, less carbonation would help.

Tmoney99 (15043) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy roast coffee, chocolate, coconut and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coconut sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Another standout smooth brew.

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