Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Imperial Stout Day

Today's the day for Boulevard Imperial Stout to be rereleased into the KC wild. This magnificent beast, last seen in 2009, is an endangered species with a very limited supply. You can posess one with a $12-$15 donation to your local package or grocery store. Boulevard Imperial Stout will give you a stout that is 54% ale, and 46% barrel aged ale. I've developed a new rule based on my aversion to barrel aged beers and the wonderful taste of Boulevard Imperial Stout, 46% barrel aged mixed with 54% regular, is the perfect mix. Any beer that is more than 46% barrel aged may still be shunned by me.

Boulevard Imperial Stout should definitely not be shunned. While it won't get the mainstream fanfare and desperation that Chocolate Ale brought to town, Imperial Stout in the wild is more deserving of the hype. Plus, it even has chocolate flavors but paired with a little bit of a whiskey burn countered with some sweetness that makes the whole endeavor worthwhile. This beast is dangerous at 11% ABV, any bottles you get should probably be shared.

Get your Boulevard Imperial Stout today or as soon as possible, because it won't last long. You'll be rewarded with a wonderful drinking experience. Help out your fellow beer travelers by calling out in comments where you got yours and the price or heading over to OnTapKC and logging said info there. You can also follow me on Twitter (@bullevard) or become a fan of KC Beer Blog on Facebook. I'll try to keep all of these updated throughout the day so you can find your very own wild beast Boulevard Imperial Stout.

Disclosure: I received a free bottle of Boulevard Imperial Stout from a source interested in selling more Boulevard Imperial Stout. This freebie did not influence my review, the wonderful taste did. But, you can be the judge of that.

10 comments:

  1. Interesting rule with barrel aged beers. Any idea how much of Schlafly's barrel aged barleywine is from barrels? I'm curious to know which ones are overly barrel flavored.

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  2. So you're saying it's just the right amount of barrel aging? Because I'm right with you on the over-barreled stuff.

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  3. Yes, 46% allowed it to have a barrel aged flavor but not make the barrel aging be THE flavor.

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  4. Buddy of mine picked up a bottle for me at Lukas on the KS side. $12.

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  5. Gomer's Midtown has it behind the counter. Even if you didn't reserve a bottle, they seem to be writing your name on the list for tracking. So any hoarders should come equipped with a couple hats and some aliases.

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  6. lukas op was allowing 5 bottles per this morning

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  7. what temp whould you suggest for Imperial Stout??

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  8. Oh and by the way I picked up 2 bottles but was limited to one each at bubbles $12.50 and Sunfresh grocery 10.99 up in the nothland

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  9. Lukas in OP had 2 cases at 3:30 for $11.00 per

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  10. MDL @ Anitoch and 95th had 8 cases and are down to 4 cases as of 5:15 Tuesday

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