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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,699 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,699
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 77
Gots: 213 | FT: 8
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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sjccmd

Minnesota

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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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,699 ratings.