Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry
Boulevard Imperial Stout X – Tart Cherry is an American Double/Imperial Stout, 11% ABV. This X variant uses tart cherries added during fermentation.
The beer pours with a massive head and a lovely black color after an intense POP from the cork. The aroma is surprisingly mild, apart from a little bit of cocoa powder I’m not getting much else at all. Tasting sweet but dry cocoa powder upfront (think dry hot cocoa mix), smack dab in the center is some strong dark cherries mixing with a wisp of roasted malts, then the finish brings back the chocolate again but this time it is more dense and fudgy (think pre-packaged grocery store brownies).
This isn’t a particularly complex stout but I am really enjoying it. A roller coaster ride of chocolate and cherries.