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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,698 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,698
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 76
Gots: 213 | FT: 8
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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Nugganooch

California

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single w/ Nonic style taster glass

A: The Dark Truth pours midnight with a shade lighter edge and thin persistent layer of mocha cream head. Micro bubbles in tight formation finally settle out to a sheen. Some quick receding oily lace.

S: Aromas are faint at first and benefitted from a temperature change. Smells of dark roast malts, dark fruits, licorice, and a light Belgian yeast spicing. A bit of roast coffee emerges as well.

T: Taste has a real deep roast character with anise noted and a mild influence of Belgian yeast character. Milk and dark chocolates meet dark fruits of plum and cherry with a bit of acrid roast coffee underneath. Has a burnt toffee sweetness that gives a slight tangy bite to the drink. Banana esters develop mid to late palate and combine with some clovey spiced phenols. Subtle however in combination with the dark roast flavors. There is a modest amount of mineral like bitterness and some warming alcohol that is to be expected. Of all the different flavors about they do come together in a somewhat decent manner.

M: Moderate to heavy body that is a little dense at first but with a nice silky texture. Plenty of carbonation to carry this one through with a drying towards the finish. Overall feel is very clean and dry leaving little to no lingering effects.

D: A very unique specialty stout and not something I would typically go for. I do think Boulevard did a fair job of bringing the rich dark roasty flavors together with that distinct Belgian yeast twist. A nice sipper that I recommend you allow to warm up a bit to develop some of the complexities of this brew.

Good beer to try but not something I am going to be stocking up on.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 19:41:34 | More by Nugganooch
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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,698 ratings.