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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 78
Gots: 219 | 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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mdcrouser

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I guess that means my glassware is clean - that's a solid three fingers of head - writing this to give it time to settle down some.

Deep black and velvety-looking, with a relatively dark tan head, which is still at a full finger, and leaving behind lace as it recedes.

Heavily roasted and toasted, with underlying dark fruits - not significant, but definitely there.

Oh, dear. This is not good. Really not good. Coming to temperature, the full spectrum of malts presents itself. But it's really the dark fruit that blows me away - mildly acidic, but unique in that it melds so completely with the roasted malts - so tasty that I will likely be extremely unproductive both before and after enjoying it. Really not good.

It absolutely envelopes your tongue, digging in its malt hooks, and hanging on for what seems like an eternity. Smooth like I can't believe, with only a bit of hoppiness to close.

All year/week/day long, I could be sitting here, awaiting a college basketball game, or watching a DVR'd movie, with a bottle of this by my side. Exceptional beer.

Update Oct. 18, 2013 - Nearly four years and two kids later, I'm drinking the second bottle I bought that day. It's been in my basement fridge ever since.

The huge head was somewhat surprising - until I read this post and it reminded me that it was to be expected.

Similar to what I wrote a few years ago, but it may have smoothed out some since - just velvety now. Every bit as enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 23:09:56 | More by mdcrouser
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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.