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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,595 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1595
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%


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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Reviews by jploving:
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jploving

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The same guy I keep mentioning these reviews, my brother, decided to do some sort of leaning up program in order to look better naked...whatever dude...good luck- but I must say thank you- he allowed me to clear out the odd bottles of "fancy" beer from his fridge.
The highlight thus far is Boulevard Brewing's Dark Truth Stout.
Opaque black with a dark tan foam....nice smell of dark roasted barley....
The foam laces nicely as cocoa and mild fruit are moving around the palate-plum, fig, pear and maybe a touch of red apple...?
The bitterness reminds me of a strong coffee and lingers after the swallow. There is a definitive alcohol warming and flavor...but well balanced.
The body and abv mesh well...this is a very good beer.
I would love to have it on tap one day...I advise trying it if you are a fan of the stout family.
I rate this in the high 3's....maybe 3.9.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 18:44:22 | More by jploving
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Cost Plus World Market Palm Springs CA - 2012 edition - $3.50

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and faint coffee. There is also some fruity notes, smoke, and some anise.

Overall - Interesting blend of flavours. The smokey/fruity notes make this one a little different from your typical RIS. A good beer but I think I prefer the stereotypical flavours.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:23:39 | More by spinrsx
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-18-2014 00:58:36 | More by SweetChicken
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-11-2014 03:50:16 | More by jopezu
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Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-09-2014 16:43:55 | More by bernat1971
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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bhawk1

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Truth serves as a proper name for a beer that poured with immense blackness and a deep brown head of dense foam.

The aroma seems simple with dry chocolate, smoke and a phenolic plastic.

The flavor is smokey and meaty, with dry chocolate malt. The meat flavor is a dried smoked beef jerky like taste with some smokey campfire ember.

The feel is exceptionally dry, with a full smokiness in the mouth.

I enjoyed this as it resembled a Rauschbier but held some stout flavor but I'd like to have had more of the stout qualities come through.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 23:14:24 | More by KYGunner
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-08-2014 14:04:20 | More by neckwrestler
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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California

4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep, lush, velvety brown. Two finger tan head.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee

Taste: Coffee, caramel, hints of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Slightly on the thick side. Bubbly.

Overall: Outstanding beer. Delicious. Pleasing to all the senses. Bold and demure all at once.

Serving type: bottle

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,595 ratings.