Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MaximalC:
3.93/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours seal-brown with a respectable mocha head that settles but never quite goes away. Swaths of lacing cling to the glass in streaks and blotches. Aroma smells mildly of plum, cocoa, and clean, floral hops. Flavor is a balanced blend of the elements featured in the aroma, with the hops lending a bright, spicy character that's just a shade high for my tastes. The roasted malt steps up on the back end en route to a nice, roasty, bittersweet chocolate finish. Alcoholic warmth is noticeably present as well, playing off the hops to lend a bit of fierceness. Mouthfeel is just about right for the style--smooth, substantive, and slightly sticky.
This brew really benefits from a little warming, so I'd advise being patient until the temperature reaches the sweet spot. Once it does, the dark fruit and chocolate become more evident on the front end, offering some needed depth. The Belgian yeast becomes more noticeable as well. Overall, this is a nicely balanced stout with a very palatable consistency. Not remarkable, but very solid. I'd love to try it on tap.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2013 02:12:00 | More by MaximalC
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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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