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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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very good

1,977 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,977
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 86
Gots: 286 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells sweet and a little roasty/toasty at the same time, like freshly made toffee or caramel. Big in flavor and body with sleek, subtle roastiness and notes of licorice, espresso and dark fruit. Has the 'inky' qualities I look for in an impy stout. It's still a little bright and boozy right now though and I could see this one doing well with some age on it.

Really nice body - big, but still dry enough to leave some lingering roast notes.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick looking black color with a very large, thick brown head with excellent retention. Lots of lacing. Probably the most thorough, sticky lacing I've seen.

Aroma is rather sweet. Sweet molasses, some bitterness, lightly roasted chocolate, dark fruit and licorice start it off.

The taste is interesting...a good deal of sweetness up front definitely took me off guard. Followed up by some rather heavily roasted chocolate and coffee malts. The dark coffee is very well executed and plays well with the sweetness.

Medium bodied. Very easy to take big gulps, especially for a Stout. I would never guess the ABV was nearly 10. Nice and creamy.

Overall, this is one of the better surprises I've had recently. Plenty going on tastewise, decent alcohol content, but still very easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle into my tulip.
A – Deep, dark black with a finger of frothy milk chocolate head that stayed around and left a nice lacing down the glass.
S – Dark fruit with an almost Belgian yeast aroma. Light roasted malt.
T - Strong black coffee taste out of the gate with a nice bite of bitterness that comes with it. Smoky, roasty malt flavors. Heavy dark fruit/fig taste at the end. Burnt sugar like quality as well.
M – Lively on the palate. Medium bodied. Smooth.
O – Not your normal double/imperial. I get almost no chocolate notes at all which is common in this category. It is instead a mix of quad/porter flavors with a nice dose of coffee flavor. I dig it. Definitely different and unique. Nice balance of flavors. Go for it if you have a chance.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Pours a nice black motor oil color with a 3in tan/brownish head that lasts several minutes. Good lacing and carbonation. Can smell the burn figs, prunes and coffee. Tastes outstanding for imperial stout. I generally drink light american lagers and dopplebocks. The beer is great. Can taste minor hints of coffee and prunes and a chocolate aftertaste. Watch out the high AbV will sneak up quickly

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,977 ratings.