I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bottle of Boulevard’s limited release sour ale “Love Child #2”. It’s an incredibly complex and labor intensive beer aged in bourbon and wine barrels for up to four years and boasts an impressive 9.6% ABV (alcohol by volume). I polished off a 750ml bottle of the beer and recorded my impressions.
- Pour #1:
Wow. What a bold and intense sour ale. This style certainly isn’t for the casual beer drinker. But if you give it a chance, you can start to detect the subtle notes of olive brine, leather and cherry.
- Pour #2:
Yikes, that 9.6% ABV is really intense. The high alcohol content is counterbalanced well with the smooth malty texture, but I had better proceed with caution.
- Pour #3:
I’m… um. So I am drinking this beer, right? And it’s really good. It’s like, you know, they worked really hard on it and it’s so great that people work so hard on something these days. You know? I mean. You know?
- Pour #4:
Am I talking really loud right now? I feel like I’m talking really loud. You would tell me if I was, right? Man. You’re so great. You guys are the best. Thanks for reading my blog. I love you guys. No. Seriously. I do.
- Pour #5:
We should totally go to Chubby’s right now. I needs me some hash browns!!!!! FUCK YEAH! HASH BROWNS BITCHES!!!!!!11 Get in the car RIGHT NOW WE ARE GOING.
- Pour #6:
No. You’re right. That was a bad idea. Just… Just let me sit here a while. Do you have any crackers or something? Could I just make some toast? Is that cool? You want some toast if I’m making some toast?
- Pour #7:
Who invented toast? I mean, who was the first dude who looked at this bread, right? And said, “Yo. I’m gonna take this bread that’s already been baked and I’m going to bake it some more in a different way than the first time it was baked.” America needs more people like that now.
- Pour #8:
I’m just going to sleep for, like, 10 minutes. I just need a teeny TINY little nap. Wake me up before the Daily Show comes on, ok? OK? Ok.