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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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very good

1,795 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,795
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 80
Gots: 244 | 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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Photo of BostonBrewins
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%

A - Not quite pitch black, big brown head. Lots of sticky lacing. No complaints here.

S - Belgian yeasty funk. Nots of plums, figs, apricots, black cherries. A slight aroma of milk chocolate. Slightly sweet. Smells even better as beer warms. Beautiful nose.

T - A cauldron of seemingly contrasting but in reality very complimentary flavor combinations. Bitter dark chocolate and roasty notes mesh very well with dark fruit, cherries, figs and plums. The barnyard mustiness from the belgian yeast comes through at the end. Some smoked woodiness. Finishes dry.

M - Some velvety smoothness here people, never a bad thing. Expands to pleasant froth as its swirled around my mouth. Moderate carbonation feel and medium bodied. Wonderfully crafted.

O - Excellent belgian style stout, and with the hardly noticeable high alcohol presence potentially dangerous.

BostonBrewins, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Duff27, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of mgroothuis
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

mgroothuis, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of substanceD
4/5  rDev +0.8%

substanceD, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Birdlegs, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +0.8%

KAF, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Solid black pour and deep khaki head, 1.25" in depth. Aroma of heavy, deep roast. Doesn't lean chocolate or coffee, a light smokiness to the aroma.

The light smokiness is there on the palate as well, extremely dry stout here, one of the only dry double stouts I can think of. Quite well done frankly, and the fact I can score this for $10/4pk all the way in Oregon? Nice, very nice. This is probably the best Boulevard beer I've had. The alcohol is a little pronounced, but not really for just being a hair under 10%. Its just that the beer is so dry, that you can easily feel the alcohol, but it isn't the type that saddles you with it during the drinking experience.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of silentjay
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

an inky jet-black with an enormous mocha head that lasts a while and laces well.

lots of dark roasted malts with some fruity esters and coffee/bitter chocolate aromas.

typical roasty stout flavors that bring in a bit a belgian yeast character (fruity esters, banana, spice). At times it drinks like a Belgain Strond Dark Ale, at others it tastes like a roasty Imperial Stout. Lots of flavors, though they never quite mesh into an exceptional singular flavored beer. great? yah. exceptional? almost, but not quite.

almost full-bodied with a touch too much prickly carbonation, but a smooth finish.

mmm. A wonderful brew, and a great value when bought in 4-packs. very flavorful, a slight bit boozy, but it stays well in the background to the plethora of flavors in this beer.

silentjay, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +0.8%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Koufax21
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Falls black with a mocha brown head. A nice 1 1/2" head sits and mellows nicely. Sweet roast. Brown sugar, molasses. Awesome. Silky smooth. What a great beer. I love how they decided to go with the 12 oz. Great offering.

Koufax21, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of zachary80
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%

12oz bottle. Best by 4/28/13

Pours with a black body and a perfect brown head. Very good retention. Sheets of lacing. Not sure how it could look any better.

Aroma is dominated by a strong roastiness. Slightly metallic.

Bone dry, the roastiness dominates and that metallic character returns. Relatively high bitterness, the flavor lingers for a while. Light chocolate. Belgian yeast influence is there but not a dominating factor.

Mouthfeel is a little light, seems overcarbed with a prickly sensation.

Overall I like Dark Truth, and if you're looking for a big dry stout it is among the best I've had.

zachary80, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev +0.8%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

hearn006, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of mrhartounian
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

mrhartounian, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of webmanspidey
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle poured into a chalice. Dark black with a light foamy head. Smells include sweet chocolate mousse, dark plums, and roasted malts. Taste is heavy on sweet chocolate and cocoa powder. This is very sweet, but surprisingly easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this one.

webmanspidey, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of snilsen13
2.6/5  rDev -34.5%

This is a negative review. As a regular beer consumer, home brewer and general beer nut I know ONE THING. Two 10%ers will not give me a hangover. UNLESS those two 10%ers are were loaded with too much or really terrible sugars to ferment.

As tasty and quaffable as this beer was, it is UNJUSTLY tormenting my skull this morning and I would like to just say THAT SUCKS!!!

Why am I not surprised. I got 4 strong beers for under $10. While this is sometimes a good deal (in MA), in this case it was not.

Crap quality underscores this deceptive beer. AVOID.

snilsen13, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

iamdw, Jan 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

46333, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of schnay90
2.5/5  rDev -37%

schnay90, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body with thin slivers of garnet at the far edges and capped by a tall, light tan head.

Smell: Moderately chocolaty with a corresponding roastiness ahead of lesser, lighter notes smelling of fruit, spice, and toast.

Taste: A start of dark chocolate, soundly roasted coffee, and with some soft, sweetish caramel included. Small pinch of aniseed. Dark fruitiness of plums and smoked dates. Very slight chalkiness. Particularly subtle German hop character and bitterness. Late-breaking alcohol presence. Dry, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's nice. No, really, it's nice. But, can I have the BIS instead??

ChainGangGuy, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

FortSmithHops, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jameyclay, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

RedHaze, Jan 16, 2012
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,795 ratings.