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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,948 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,948
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 87
Gots: 281 | FT: 9
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:
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

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 02-28-2010)
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Photo of Feller87
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

While certainly unconventional in its fruity quad like presentation, it still scored points for its excellent textures and heavy malty flavor that balanced the abv very well

go for it if your looking for a changeup stout

Feller87, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Different than a regular imperial stout. It's more like a "Black Quad" or a Belgian Stout or a regular Imperial Russian or American Stout that has been spiked with a little bit of prune juice and red wine. Still, a nice, unique offering; but if you're looking for your strong dark chocolate and coffee notes--typical to stouts--you're probably better off looking elsewhere.

Nietzsches_Horse, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Pours a nice black motor oil color with a 3in tan/brownish head that lasts several minutes. Good lacing and carbonation. Can smell the burn figs, prunes and coffee. Tastes outstanding for imperial stout. I generally drink light american lagers and dopplebocks. The beer is great. Can taste minor hints of coffee and prunes and a chocolate aftertaste. Watch out the high AbV will sneak up quickly

DirtyMikeandTheBoys, Yesterday at 02:48 AM
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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint very dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, roasted coffee, and dark fruit (fig) along with some lighter aromas of burnt sugar.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of darkly roasted malts with a moderate flavor of dark roasted coffee beans (espresso). There are lighter flavors of dark fruit/fig from the Belgian yeast and just a hint of burnt sugar sweetness. Finally, there is a hint of bittersweet chocolate and a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness from the smokiness.

O: Lots of complexity to the flavors and aromas with well hidden alcohol makes this pretty darn enjoyable - though this is definitely a slow sipping beer best enjoyed on a cold afternoon/evening in the winter.

dbrauneis, Monday at 02:10 AM
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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,948 ratings.