Boulevard Imperial Stout aged in Port, French Oak, and Rye Whiskey Casks

Boulevard Brewing Company
Kansas City, MO, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Stout
ABV: 12.4%
Bitterness: 23 IBU
First released: October 2020

From the brewer

The brewers selected a single stout recipe to place in three different barrels to create a blend of stouts that they hoped would meld the flavors of dessert wine with an Imperial Stout (spoiler alert: they succeeded). The base beer aged 10-12 months in three very different, very unique barrels: Port finished whiskey casks (69%), Rye whiskey barrels (20%), and uncharred French oak (11%). The final blend has strong undertones of dark chocolate that create complex layers of flavor with the soft fruit notes and elegant soft tannins contributed by the barrels.

Average Scores

Overall: 92 (logged 1 time)
Bottle: 92 (logged 1 time)

Who's been drinking this

2020 release
This is very nice, and I appreciate it came in a small bottle. Caramel, vanilla, hint of raisin and slightly tart from the port. Very smooth. Just a bit tacky in the throat, which is the only thing holding it from perfection, but maybe with age it'll get better.
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