Boulevard Chocolate Ale

Discussion in 'Beer Forum' started by fatman1267, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. fatman1267

    fatman1267 Member

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    Had my first glass of the Chocolate Ale tonight. The local bar has it on tap. I have got to say, IT WAS AMAZING! Think if chocolate milk and your favorite beer had sex, this is what the offspring would be. The nose is pure chocolate cocoa, the flavor is a smooth almost farmhouse ale taste with a strong somewhat sweet chocolate flavor. The finish is pure cocoa goodness too. I didn't know what to expect, but was blown away. I don't think I would want to drink too much of it at one time, but as a one-off, it is worth the effort. Now that I've had it from the tap, I can't wait to get my bottle.
     
  2. mu mike

    mu mike Active Member

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    Funny, I almost picked that up last night! I'll pick up a bottle on Wednesday now.
     
  3. Aventinus

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    They finally released it in KC this week, and it was total chaos. People lined up outside of stores before they opened. Their phones were ringing off the hook with people calling about it.
     
  4. mu mike

    mu mike Active Member

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    Yeah, I didn't get it Wednesday night. Sold out in two days here! Day late and a dollar short....
     
  5. LarryH

    LarryH Stogiesaurus

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    After I saw this thread I picked up a bottle on Monday or Tuesday at the big B&M I frequent. I read the new posts today and wished I had picked up a few more. I checked with my B&M and then a few others on this side of the river and they were all sold out. I called one on the other side of the river and they said they have something like 240 bottles. :thumbs: I may have to make the trip over after work even though it's about an hour drive.
     
  6. mu mike

    mu mike Active Member

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    Larry, you could be my new best friend. LOL

    See if you can but multiple bottles, I would buy up to 10!
     
  7. Aventinus

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    They are offering refunds for certain batches that they have found to have off flavors.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBwB2L-WDw
    Not sure what the flavor is supposed to be. The one I have is from the recalled batch. I'm going to drink it anyway.
     
  8. Smokin'Sims

    Smokin'Sims Gettin' my nerd on

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    I had this on tap over the week-end. It was good but I was expecting a very dark beer but it was light in color.
     
  9. Backslide

    Backslide RASCClicious

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    I freaking love the Boulevard Smokestack series. I have yet to try the Choc Ale though.
     
  10. fatman1267

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    Well, as good as the draft was, the bottle was quite the letdown. I checked the batch and mine wasn't one of the recalled lots. It just wasn't as sharp or as flavorful as it was from the tap. Guess I know where I'm gonna get my fix at next year.
     
  11. Puros Locos

    Puros Locos Permanent FNG

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    I haven't tried it on tap, but shared a bottlee of it with Mas_Puros and it was awesome. I wouldn't mind having several bottles on hand.
     
  12. mu mike

    mu mike Active Member

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    Got the refund on my bottles yesterday.
     
  13. cqb_guru

    cqb_guru Stick Burning Trigger Puller

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  14. Joebunaga

    Joebunaga Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

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    I tried it Rogue, it didn't do all that much for me. Gives me an excuse to try it again.
     
  15. Jonesy

    Jonesy Got Ink ?

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    The Rogue isn't bad. Young's Double Chocolate Stout is worthwhile tying out.
     
  16. Joebunaga

    Joebunaga Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

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    Young's :thumbs:

    Harpoon makes a seasonal chocolate stout that I found last year and wish I'd bought more of, it gives Young's a run for its money.
     
  17. mu mike

    mu mike Active Member

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    Haven't tried the regular, but have tried the Double. Not bad, but not my favorite chocolate stout.

    If I'm in the mood for a chocoate stout, Southern Tier is the choice for me. Can't drink too much of it, but it is tasty.
     
  18. jfields

    jfields Where did all my money go?

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    IMO the Young's is much better from the can than the bottle with the Nitrogen widget.
     
  19. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul "insecure little bitch"

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    It is funny to see this because I was just at a local spot here in NH and they had both of these and I didnt know which one to get so I got both. I didn't se it in the can but will look again after work today. John so it pours like Guiness in the can vs. the draft bottle? I like the can Guiness better than the bottle. Boy now in thirsty!
     
  20. Joebunaga

    Joebunaga Brought to you by Carl's Junior.

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    Cans are the way to go with Youngs, at least in my experience. Although I'd love to find it on draft somewhere :love:
     

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