True to the label, this Tasting Room Black Pale Ale looks like a Porter.  Not like the label, it doesn't quite drink like a Pale Ale.

Just the Facts

Bottle temp at opening: 38 degrees.

Drinking temp: 39 degrees.

Nose: It's like an Ale, but like a stout, too!

Taste: Greeted by hops and barley, then smooths into toasted wheat.

5 out of 6 bottles

I'm a fan of this Pale Ale that doesn't know it's a Pale Ale.  This is very much like drinking a Guinness Stout, with strong barley and toasted flavor.  Put this one back in record time, it was just drinking so good!

I don't know if Tasting Room means Boulevard isn't ready to make this full time, but they would find an enthusiastic audience for this dark detour.