8:58 AM, Apr 18, 2004
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Last night, I gave Nathan a call, and we went out and spent an ungodly amount of money on beer and fun. We started the evening off at Harry's Country Club, down in the River Market area. When our waitress promptly stopped by to take our drink orders, I asked my default question: "What do you have on tap?" Nathan ordered a Chimay.
She went through an impressive list of about ten beers, and finished off with the one I expected least: Boulevard's
Bully Porter. It is brewed in Kansas City, and is available throughout Boulevard's current distribution range, which currently covers several cities, in nine states. However, Bully Porter seems notoriously difficult to find on tap anywhere. I know of a couple of bars that have had it on tap before, but stopped, because they (presumably) just couldn't move the stuff.
This is a shame, because it's one of the tastiest beers I know of, that's made in Kansas City. It's certainly my favorite of Boulevard's all-season beers. It is definitely the heaviest of all their offerings, and probably the least popular, because of this. Anyway, the waitress cheerfully brought out the draught of the week, along with the finest bottled beer available, for Nathan.
The glass sits a dark brown, almost black, and is completely restrictive of any light passing through it.
The flavor is reminiscent of coffee, and stays with you. It has a particularly pleasant bite when you have been drinking it for a while, as it passes over the sides of your tongue and out the back of your mouth, into your throat. It also stains clothes very well. If your plan is to get drunk from drinking Bully Porter, I'd recommend against brightly-colored clothing, as this stuff is about as tenacious in stain mode as motor oil.
Ratings (out of ten)
Flavor: 8 (heavy, dark, and delicious)
Body: 6 (The flavor stays with you, so it doesn't mix with other beers well.)
Aroma: 7 (It's pungent from up close, but you forget about it after a while.)
Smoothness: 8 (For as strong as it is, it goes down remarkably easily.)
Price: 6 (At 3-4 dollars a pull, it is priced normally.)
After that, we met up with Dave and Mickey, and got drunk.