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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,602 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1602
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%


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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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out of at 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Poured pitch black, tan 2 inch head. Looks amazing.

S - Burnt malt, a fruit... fig? smell. I like it.

T - Toasted/burnt malt and espresso. The maltiness stays on the back of the tongue nicely. The bitter comes in at the end at the perfect moment.

M - The great head on the lips, like a cappuccino and then the smooth liquid. Barely any carbonation. Nice and smooth.

D - Excellent. A great tasting stout and very drinkable. And just noticing that it is 9.7% ABV... never would have guessed by the smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 01:54:20 | More by Fatehunter
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Beestin

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-22-2014 12:05:34 | More by Beestin
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kaseydad

California

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/2/15. Me drink today.

Pours a midnight dark black ale with a big beige foamy head. Decent staying power and good lacing.

Aroma is very leathery, smokey, tree sap, molasses, light pine, cola and cocoa powder.

Initial taste was very spicy though it calms as the beer warms. Very espresso forward taste and a slight fruit swallow. Baking chocolate. There is a slight spicy bite on each sip. Slightly unusual but not totally off-putting. Different.

Carbonation is definitely not lacking.

Overall I think this is a unique experience with the spice bite on each sip. Other than that, I thought this was kinda ordinary. Maybe some age on this would change my mind. Not sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 02:08:41 | More by kaseydad
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-20-2014 23:10:01 | More by jcugafsu
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-20-2014 21:30:09 | More by kornkid8600
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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brittanylicious

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-20-2014 14:16:02 | More by brittanylicious
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heysuz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-20-2014 13:57:56 | More by heysuz
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Cost Plus World Market Palm Springs CA - 2012 edition - $3.50

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and faint coffee. There is also some fruity notes, smoke, and some anise.

Overall - Interesting blend of flavours. The smokey/fruity notes make this one a little different from your typical RIS. A good beer but I think I prefer the stereotypical flavours.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:23:39 | More by spinrsx
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SweetChicken

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-18-2014 00:58:36 | More by SweetChicken
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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GGRECH

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-15-2014 11:11:55 | More by GGRECH
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-13-2014 23:32:01 | More by CDCNAM
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marleyr

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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SamPowell

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-11-2014 07:51:00 | More by SamPowell
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jopezu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-11-2014 03:50:16 | More by jopezu
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-09-2014 16:43:55 | More by bernat1971
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Bob_Rhoades

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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bhawk1

Georgia

5/5  rDev +25.9%

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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Truth serves as a proper name for a beer that poured with immense blackness and a deep brown head of dense foam.

The aroma seems simple with dry chocolate, smoke and a phenolic plastic.

The flavor is smokey and meaty, with dry chocolate malt. The meat flavor is a dried smoked beef jerky like taste with some smokey campfire ember.

The feel is exceptionally dry, with a full smokiness in the mouth.

I enjoyed this as it resembled a Rauschbier but held some stout flavor but I'd like to have had more of the stout qualities come through.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 23:14:24 | More by KYGunner
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-08-2014 14:04:20 | More by neckwrestler
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cwappelt

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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mhmalaska

California

4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep, lush, velvety brown. Two finger tan head.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee

Taste: Coffee, caramel, hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Slightly on the thick side. Bubbly.

Overall: Outstanding beer. Delicious. Pleasing to all the senses. Bold and demure all at once.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 06:08:45 | More by mhmalaska
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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,602 ratings.