Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by WWWade:
4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I decided, since I moved here to Kansas, that I should try some of the 'local' beer. Even though Kansas City is about a 4 hour drive from here, and in a different state, Boulevard is one of the few breweries in the area. They mostly taste bland compared to micro-brews. It is almost like they want to have the image of a local micro-brew while having the taste of a major, commercial brewery.
Their beers are everywhere around here, grocery stores, bars, restaurants, and even gas stations. But this beer is only found at select liquor stores with large selections. I found it in a 750mL bottle that had a cork so tight that I used a wine cork screw to open. After pouring it into my chalice I realized that it was going to be worth the investment.
A - Deep black/brown with a four finger tan head that never fully receded. Exactly what a stout should have.
S - Light carmel and hops. Not as full.
T - burnt coffee and malts with a faint aftertaste of fruit. Not sweet, but not bitter. It is well balanced and complex enough to make you continue to explore.
M - Thick and smooth. Not as creamy as most stouts.
D - medium to low carbonation. But it it is one of the more drinkable stouts that I have tried.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
04-02-2010 02:32:50 | More by WWWade
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4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.
Appearance: Deep, very dark brown. Large frothy head of brown foam with good lacing.
Smell: Dark roasted malt, sweet fruit (plum) and spice. Very slight savory hints - soy sauce?
Taste: Dark roasted malt up front, followed by complex fruit (tugs between sweet and sour) and a bitter coffee finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium, velvety smooth body with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable stout to sip, with interesting aromas and flavors from the use of Belgian yeast.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 02:40:12 | More by HipCzech
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.
A - Pours jet-black with no traces of highlights. Two-finger light brown head of mixed size bubbles. Rings of sticky lacing.
S - Powerful aroma of black coffee, licorice, bitter chocolate, smoke, and dark fruit. Smells good.
T - More prominent espresso coffee taste than in the nose; additional flavors of baker's chocolate, plum, blackberry, and charcoal. A good balance between sweet and bitter stout flavors. Hides the 9.7 ABV very well.
M - Medium bodied. Higher carbonation than expected (higher side of medium). Creamy at the start with a good amount of citrus acidity in the finish which sounds weird, but it works. Mouth feel seems to shift and flow during the course of the sip. One of the more unique and complex I have had.
O - A complex and flavorful stout with a unique mouth feel. Enjoyed it and would buy again.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:56:58 | More by TempeBeerMan
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,728 ratings.