Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Coffee

Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Coffee

Rated 3.643 by BeerPals

Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  Coffee Stout

11% Alcohol by Volume

63 International Bittering Units

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This first edition of our Imperial Stout “X” series, incorporates freshly roasted Ethiopian Sidamo beans from our friends and neighbors at The Roasterie. After fermentation is complete and the beer has been crash cooled with the yeast removed, our brewers transfer Imperial Stout into a sanitized stainless tank that has been fitted with bags of coarsely ground coffee beans. At this point, the beer is at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Infusing the coffee at this temperature is similar to the cold toddy method of brewing coffee. The cold toddy method extracts far fewer acids from the coffee resulting in remarkably smooth, yet concentrated flavors. We allow the beer to rest on the coffee for a minimum of 24 hours before removing the beer from the coffee beans. Imperial Stout X – Coffee is not barrel aged. The resulting beer is a marriage of huge, round, chocolate and caramel notes from the base beer, with smooth layers of sweet citrus and floral flavors and aromas from the coffee. Color (EBC) 282 Bitterness (IBUs) 63 Original Gravity (Plato) 22 Terminal Gravity (Plato) 6 Alcohol (ABV) 11% CO2 - Bottles 2.8 vol. (5.6 g/l) CO2 - Kegs N/A

ID: 59440 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank1484
Overall Percentile97.2
Style Rank10 of 167
Style Percentile94
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score4.9
Average Score4.125
Weighted Score3.643
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    Pours rich coffee sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Quality roast coffee dominates the aroma, but lets malty, caramel, woody and chocolate notes peep through. Flavor fills the mouth with first-class coffee, roast malt, semi-sweet chocolate, and subtle caramel and molasses tones - a tsunami of delicious. Firm, viscous body has a robust and persistent fizz - you cal feel this one heading downstairs. X marks the spot for a super beer! I look forward to more in this series.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a very dark brown/ black body. The head is fluffy, medium brown colored head leaves some fair lace. Aromas of dark roast, smoke, bitter coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavors of roast coffee bean, chocolate bar, dark brown sugar, and lots of licorice and anise.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from magnum bottle. Pours opaque ruby/black-brown with a thin, yet lasting tan head. Aroma is pleasant and dominated by coffee with more subtle dark fruit and caramel-roasted malt in the background. Medium-full bodied and quite drinkable for such a big beer. Balanced towards bitter and pretty clean due to that fact. Still, plenty of roasted malt stout flavors abound. Worth checking out!

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    750 ml bottle, batch 122314-2, best by 12-2016. Pours dark brown with a huge creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass some.

    The aroma is fudgy chocolate, with vanilla and roast coffee.

    The flavor is sweet chocolate malt and vanilla with some acidity and a lot of roast coffee and a bit of alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, a nice coffee imperial stout. Nice chocolate and coffee but a bit harsh with the roast and alcohol. Reminds me a bit of Speedway.

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