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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,701 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 77
Gots: 216 | 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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MaximalC

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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.
89 out of 100 based on 1,701 ratings.