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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

1,794 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,794
Reviews: 581
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 Dope
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.

Dope, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mctizzz, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Archemedies, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of JstnP
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JstnP, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Wizzman
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Wizzman, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of abrethanson
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

abrethanson, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Steasy66
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.

Steasy66, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of jacobdensford
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jacobdensford, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of n2185
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.

n2185, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of grannaniwa
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.

grannaniwa, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of smi
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Fitzmke, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

muchloveforhops3, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of C2H5
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

C2H5, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of FishPondManager
4/5  rDev +0.8%

FishPondManager, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of jmbraxton
5/5  rDev +25.9%

jmbraxton, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BarryInMN
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

BarryInMN, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of C63AMG
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

C63AMG, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
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.

DrinkSlurm, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of videofrog
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

videofrog, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

bowlerjoe2, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

TonyTalon, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

thegerm87, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

mbs11, Mar 29, 2012
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,794 ratings.