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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 100
Gots: 345 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 02-28-2010

Throughout the ages, man has been fascinated by the quest for hidden knowledge, the search for the secret to transforming the elemental into the extraordinary, the simple into the sublime. Ladies and gentlemen, we present for your consideration this exotic, inky concoction, the almost magical creation of our modern day alchemists who have turned humble grains—barley, wheat, rye, and oats—into black, liquid gold. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, crème brulée. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish.

60 IBU
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Ratings: 2,128 | Reviews: 642
Photo of Mikus
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into the tulip. This isn't the prettiest stout... lots of floaters, darkest brown with a ring of mocha bubbles and a hint of lacing. Aromas of dark malt, delicious dark fruits (raisins, figs) and spicy yeast. Definitely opens up as the glass warms. Unique flavors (like all Boulevard I have tried), and wasn't expecting the Belgian influence. Had to do a double take at the bottle label. Roasty goodness, bitter chocolate notes, and a nice hint of smokiness. More chocolate/smokiness on the end of the taste. Dark fruits and spicy yeast emerged as the experience continued. Chewy mouthfeel, but not overly so. Definitely hearty. Nice lingering, with hints of the last sip carrying over to the next. Smokestack series is amazing.

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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black liquid, good lacings

Dark fruit and coffee aroma

Taste follows aroma. Dark fruits, coffee, nice bitter bite

Good beer

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SHerninko
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jyacco15
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of devin305
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paponetti44
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boccu
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice missing the robust flavor. Easy to drink

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: inky black, dark brown foam head slimmed into a flimsy film

S: roasted espresso beans, burnt wood, spice, cocoa, molasses

T: very complex - flavors of spice and dark fruit woven amid the chocolate and espresso and char - hops of earth and spice of rye and funk of yeast all pop up as it works its way across the tongue

M: smooth but with some spiced tingle; medium-weight, modest carbonation, creamy at times, tight at others - drying finish with a wisp of wood and char

O: very impressed - was expecting a run-of-the-mill stout, instead stumbled upon a massive brew that brings a lot of potentially disparate elements together into a harmonious whole

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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of squack
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FBGordon
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Xmd
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pschie1
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of caahare
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osant37
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mjhall1989
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.