Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sjccmd:
4.25/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2010 Batch 1, best by 01/13....I'm happy Boulevard started providing best by dates.
Pours rich black with dark amber highlights. Really enormous head, very fine bubbles, varying degrees of tan. Recedes very slowly leaving ribbons of lacing behind. The second pour was more cautious and yielded a more appropriate head, but still pretty large.
I immediately smelled dark fruits as I popped the cork off, but the smell in the glass was pretty mellow until it warmed up. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dates and raisins. Charred oak comes out as well. Mild alcohol warmth towards the bottom of the bottle.
The flavor begins with rich dark chocolate and coffee followed by slightly sweet dark fruits finishing with roasty bitterness and that charred oaky flavor. The multi-grain base provides a complex spicy background. Mild citrus flavors from the hops appear briefly. By the end of the beer, smoky and roasty flavors dominate.
Maybe the mouthfeel is slightly thin for the style, but it fits the beer for me. There's a lot of flavor going on so it didn't really bother me. This beer still has a nice body and is not overly carbonated.
Decent drinkability, the hop presence, roasty bitterness, and carbonation clean out the palate even though it's a sweet and sticky beer.
Another exciting beer from Boulevard. This might be my favorite of the seasonal, non limited release, smokestacks. I can't wait to see what Boulevard does next!
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2010 01:53:21 | More by sjccmd
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3.71/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours black as night with a nice head. Scents are roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Somewhat burnt, which brings the score down. Taste is similar to smell but with a good deal of hops. Not excessive but more than I'd like. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel yet more carbonated than most in the style. A solid imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 01:34:52 | More by Qbdoo
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,699 ratings.