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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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very good

1,888 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,888
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 86
Gots: 266 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Wizzman, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

pourmeadrink, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Mbpike, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DamienI, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

maketheheartglad, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Kshock
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep brown with a ruby hue on the outer part of the glass. A Tan ring resides around the top of the glass, some lacing but not much.

S- Lots of roast and toffee upfront, the roast dominates the nose.

T- Starts out sweet, quickly moves into the strong roast flavor. Kind of get some dark fruit notes in the undertone of everything.

M- Fairly light body for the style, nice a easy going down.

O- Really good beer, would love to lay one down.

Kshock, Jul 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

JacobGumina, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Kuaff
4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter at cellar temperature.

I poured it really slowly, but couldn't stop this stout from accumulating a fantastically frothy three-finger mocha-brown head that's so thick it even formed a mound rising a bit above the rim of the glass. Few beers other than Duvel can accomplish such a feat. It's pretty dang black and thick-looking, too.

Molasses, rich chocolate of both the milk and dark varieties, roasty coffee, raisins, and some sweet berry fruitiness waft up seductively as I take a whiff of this brew. The aroma definitely has strong elements of both imperial stouts AND Belgian strong dark ales, which isn't surprising considering the Belgian yeast mentioned on the label. There might also be a bit of rye in the scent, or rather the dough of a dark bread made with said type of flour. I haven't even taken a sip yet, and this stuff is already intoxicating me.

Whoa. The flavor delivers the goods. More molasses and raisins, along with other dark fruits like figs, all cloaked in luscious dark chocolate and a delightfully smoky finish of earthy coffee. It's got the most excellent combination of everything I love about imperial stouts and Belgian strong dark ales. Chocolaty, fruity, spicy, bready, roasty, and just delectable.

The feel matches the flavors wonderfully. Carbonation is pretty lax, and the viscosity is thick, like the molasses I was mentioning.

An outstanding stout, without a doubt.

Kuaff, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Illmaticzx, Jul 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

stbo101, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Prestonlegal, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

nabit, Jul 01, 2013
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RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

rmank, Aug 08, 2013
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aLenwell, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Mattsk1, Mar 28, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - deep brown pour with tan head. Carbonation is on the lighter side.

S - Wonderfully complex. Molasses, dark malts, plenty of roast, coffee, wet coffee grounds, stone fruits, and a bit of alcohol heat.

T - Caramel sweetness balanced well by roast. Molasses, coffee, and stone fruits again apparently, along with a bittersweet chocolate flavor. Some heat in the finish.

M - Medium bodied.

O - Fantastic nose on this beer and some great complexity. I really need to try this again when the temperature is below 90 degrees, but I was hardly going to turn this one down today. Always happy to have a Boulevard brew, and this was no exception.

SummitVA, Aug 08, 2011
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mikennat, Nov 14, 2011
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cmoody91, Dec 13, 2012
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,888 ratings.