Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into a snifter at room temperature. Pours a huge khaki head, 3 fingers, over a deep black. Head is a very frothy, cappucino-esque, head stays throughout the remainder of the beer, some lacing.
Notes of roast, strongly boozy, definitely some hops, dark fruit, figs and slight hints at chocolate.
Chocolate, cherry, red wine, subtle light roasted coffee, roast towards the finish, nice bitterness abounds throughout, finishes bittersweet, there is a smoky quality to it.
Relatively thick, smooth, nice finish.
A nice stout, good from start to finish and relatively unique.
04-19-2012 04:27:13 | More by minnesotaryan
4/5 rDev +0.8%
The bright smoothness of a Belgian style. The malty sweet of a stout. Balanced and surprising.
In my Sam Adams glass, pours a huge head with large bubbles, quickly forms a soft pillow that almost falls down the glass leaving a lace on top. Dark black, typical looking stout.
The smell is amazing. Aromas of a barley wine, no, a tawny port, no, a strong belgian, and burnt sugar, and char-grilled fruit. I normally don't give an aroma this much attention, but this is one to remember. Very complex. If the taste is half as good...
And it is. Figs raisins and Quince at the front pull a wine like Cabernet note behind it finished by a bread like dryness, finished by a roasted smoky finish.
This beer proves, "Too much of anything is just enough." Belgian yeast. Roasted Malts. German Hops. Its a lot of flavors. And it works. The 9.7% alcohol wasn't even a consideration until the last drop was gone. And I found a bottle at my local Packy for $2.08?!? I'm going back to clear that shelf.
04-18-2012 00:00:55 | More by Greenleaf
3.7/5 rDev -6.8%
A: Pitch black pour with a large, dense medium brown head. Fades slowly, leaving sheets of lacing everywhere. Never fully fades, a 1/4" head remains at all times.
S: A fruity stout for sure. I get plums, prunes and raisin. Some smoke. Finally the roasted malt with a little char.
T: Up front is the fruit from the nose. Raisin, prunes, plums and maybe even a little grape? Some roasted malt char followed by lots of smoke. Oddly smokey, like a big english porter.
M: Fairly heavy, smooth, creamy.
O: Unusual stout where the roasted malt isn't at the forefront. Lots of dark fruit and lots of smoke. No chocolate or coffee. It's not bad but I'm not a fan of smoked beers, and this is very smokey.
04-17-2012 04:30:01 | More by Dope
3.4/5 rDev -14.4%
12oz into Boulevard tulip
A- Jet black, huge spongy dark brown head with staying power.
S- A bit of roasted/smoked malt, but lacking in aroma overall.
T- Roasted malt, dark fruits, a little bitter and a tiny bit sour finish, alcohol is well masked.
M- Low carbonation, thin for this ABV, very drinkable.
O- Nice stout, but at this price point I would not buy this again.
04-12-2012 07:45:10 | More by Steasy66
4.13/5 rDev +4%
A: pours black with three fingers of tan head that fades into a thick ring with great lacing.
S: roasted malts up front followed by lots of sweet molasses and dark chocolate aromas. Creamy coffee with some char notes bring up the finish. Smells great.
T: strong toasted malt flavors at first, with dark chocolate flavors following. There are some roasted coffee notes along with lightly bitter char flavors on the finish.
M: thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is more carbonated than most imperial stouts, but it goes well with the bitterness of the beer.
O: a good imperial stout, overall. Nice and roasty with a great aroma.
04-08-2012 20:51:57 | More by n2185
4.13/5 rDev +4%
Almost entirely opaque deep brown with just a hint of ruby gleam. Huge tan head on first pour, with significant lacing. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate on the nose. Not much of a milk or sour aroma. Not very spicy to smell.
Prickly on the lips at entry, but I can't tell if it is acidity, alcohol, or carbonation. Dominant burnt malt flavor segues into a little hop bite and an small alcohol burn. Creamy mouthfeel, with nice medium-to-high carbonation. A little sting left on the tongue along with a dry malt aftertaste. The aroma had much more chocolate than the flavor. All things considered, the alcohol is really undercover here.
Boulevard's description mentions the Belgian yeasts, and the fruitiness they impart. I wouldn't have picked up on that myself, but I can start to taste the yeast in the finish.
04-06-2012 00:43:32 | More by grannaniwa
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a deep oil black with brown fizzy hesd. smells ofroasted malts and coffee. Taste is of sweet roasted coffee malts, well slightly sweet. A bit bitter mouthfeel, but likable in the style. I can compare it to the bitterness of a guinness (a beer everyone knows). Overall, nice Imperial stout..alcohol is well hidden and good flavor.
04-01-2012 23:26:52 | More by DrinkSlurm
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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