Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Twelve ounce bottle with best-by date of 1/9/14; consumed on 7/1/13.
A: Poured into a pint glass. Body is black with a smallish (half-finger) tan head that settles quickly. A couple splotches of lace on the glass.
S: Some roasty malt and fruit - think plums or red grapes.
T: Licorice, dark fruits (plums again come to mind), a hint of molasses all on top of a decently roasted malt foundation. Touch of chocolate malt on the finish and lingering in the aftertaste. Heat from ABV is noted on the back of the palate and on the way down. Finish reminds me of the bitterness you'd get from slightly unripe plum skins. As it warms, more chocolate - think dark chocolate or cocoa powder - is noted.
M: Belgian feel to it, no doubt - quite active carbonation that's real fizzy in feel. Unusual for a stout. Interesting; makes it drink "lighter" than your standard Double Stout, that's for sure, which given the 9.7% ABV, could be dangerous. . . . It does seem to feel a bit thin, however.
O: Interesting "Belgian-style" American Double/Imperial Stout (if that makes sense). I prefer my stouts to be more roasty and chocolatey (i.e., less fruity) and more creamy than fizzy in feel. But. . . this one is well made and good, in a different kind of way.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 01:34:11 | More by Kendo
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