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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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very good

1,603 Ratings

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Ratings: 1603
Reviews: 570
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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South Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz single from Sam's in Durham, NC. Poured into a Boulevard tulip...

A: 8-ball black; opaque; 2-finger, cappuccino head - it's milkshake-like; great staying power... the retention leaves thick rings of sudsy lace.

S: Belgian yeast is definitely noticeable - it's pretty bright and fruity; black patent malt; char / roast; chocolate cake; the fruity / spicy yeast aroma is a bit off-putting for the style (for me, at least), but otherwise - the aroma is great.

T: The yeast is far less pronounced than what's in the aroma - which is a good thing; roasted malt / coffee; dark chocolate; a touch of chicory / smoke on the the end.

M: Near full feel with high carbonation; nice, velvety feel... very smooth, too; the Belgian yeast works well here; sticky.

O: This is an interesting American double stout, with the Belgian yeast and German hops; it works as something different, but it's not something I'd have the urge to have more than one of - it's definitely an interesting twist to this style, though; great mouthfeel and very smooth - 9.7% is hidden very well. (Best By Date: 5/18/14)

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:38:04 | More by jpro
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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a Boulevard tulip
Best by: 09/13/15

A - It is pretty much black. A normal pour yielded half a glass of mocha head.

S - I get some coffee and dark chocolate aromas. I also notice some smokiness. As it warms some dark fruit becomes apparent.

T - I tasted the dark fruit right away. Some cocoa comes through. It finishes with a bitter coffee flavor. A little bitter for my liking.

M - Full

O - I loved the smell. The bitter finish was not for me. I think I would have preferred this beer with some age.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 23:56:49 | More by buschbeer
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/2/15. Me drink today.

Pours a midnight dark black ale with a big beige foamy head. Decent staying power and good lacing.

Aroma is very leathery, smokey, tree sap, molasses, light pine, cola and cocoa powder.

Initial taste was very spicy though it calms as the beer warms. Very espresso forward taste and a slight fruit swallow. Baking chocolate. There is a slight spicy bite on each sip. Slightly unusual but not totally off-putting. Different.

Carbonation is definitely not lacking.

Overall I think this is a unique experience with the spice bite on each sip. Other than that, I thought this was kinda ordinary. Maybe some age on this would change my mind. Not sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 02:08:41 | More by kaseydad
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
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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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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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