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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,719 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,719
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 78
Gots: 221 | 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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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2012 16:08:43 | More by MammothTarantula
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-15-2012 00:26:28 | More by GehenHerzog
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-13-2012 23:40:30 | More by marine1975
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Amp

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-13-2012 21:26:17 | More by Amp
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otrejo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-13-2012 17:19:24 | More by otrejo
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-13-2012 16:56:18 | More by chrispoint
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alalvarez75

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-13-2012 00:24:40 | More by alalvarez75
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seanballs

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-12-2012 05:08:33 | More by seanballs
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jcbattle

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-12-2012 01:14:24 | More by jcbattle
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-11-2012 16:26:01 | More by FalconA
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-11-2012 03:03:28 | More by acurtis
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark black, nice tan head. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, hoppy, malty aroma. Taste is about the same but not as bitter as I was expecting (+.5) with a nice bit of coffee for a very nice tasting treat. This is a solid stout I will most definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 01:35:53 | More by ThirstyHerf
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thomismydad

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-09-2012 17:21:16 | More by thomismydad
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freduardo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-09-2012 05:18:00 | More by freduardo
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dwduncan2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-08-2012 16:14:42 | More by dwduncan2
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-07-2012 00:09:47 | More by wizo
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-04-2012 23:49:38 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, Best by date 7/27/13. Poured this into a DFH signature glass.

A: Pours a deep dark black color. Bottle conditioned? Nice tight bubbled light tan head. You could definitely, "float a bottle cap on it". Lots of lacing sheets after the swirl. Definitely getting some alcohol feet.

S: Rich dark malts. Some dark chocolate. But mostly I am getting dark fruits: raisins and plums and prunes. It's almost like I smell Brett, strange. There is also some booze.

T: Delicious. Lots of dark chocolate and coffee and bitterness. This tastes much better than the nose would lead on. It's got a nice balance of flavors, centering on that dark chocolate note. I do get that booze though. This might stand to smooth out a touch with some age.

M: Full bodied for sure. Sipper, even at the lower ABV

O: This is a really solid RIS. Boulevard makes some delicious beers and this one doesn't disappoint at all. Can't wait to sample their RIS in the larger caged and corked bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 14:54:55 | More by inlimbo77
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jhimstedt

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-01-2012 13:51:37 | More by jhimstedt
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tigg924

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: black in color with 1/3 inch head, opaque, medium-high carbonation

Smell: roasted malt and Bosco

Taste: creamy start, burnt malt and dark coffee middle with black licorice, dark fruit, and small alcohol burn at the end

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter with slight sweetness

Overall: This one was a bit of a disappointment. It is my least favorite from Boulevard and probably the only one I would not buy again. This is not a bad beer, but not on the same level as the others in the Smokestack series. I do not think the flavors jump as much here as some of their other beers. Those who like stouts, this is worth a try, but is not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 13:28:03 | More by tigg924
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imasloth

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-31-2012 20:29:09 | More by imasloth
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blackcompg

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Whoah, poured 3 fingers of rich mocha head, color of the beer is an opaque brown black. The ehad comes down to a thick cap in 2 minutes, and there is some lacing, but not very significant or noteworthy.

Smell - Molasses, dark ripe fruits, sweet smokiness, pumpernickel crust, soy sauce, and just a whiff of alcohol.

Taste - Starts rich thick smokey molasses, then dark fruits - plum and fig, sweet toasted breadcrust, rich roasty black coffee, then bitter toasted grains and peppery hops. The belgian yeast flavors become a bit more prominent in between sips.

Mouthfeel - This is a medium to full mouthfeel beer until mid-sip, where some pretty stron carb foams across your entire tongue. I would really like less carb here, but at least it is foamy and smooth, not harsh and scraping at all.

Overall - There are some nice flavors here for sure, but the higher carb is a bit off-putting, and doesn't seem to match very well for the style. Probly worth a try, but I won't seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 04:52:27 | More by blackcompg
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by 7/27/13, into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Chrispoint for throwing this one my way.

A: Gorgeous: black body beneath a towering 2" head of dense, creamy dark tan foam. Terrific retention, tons of lace. The carbonation might be just a bit too much for the style, but who doesn't love such a dramatic-looking beer?

S: Chocolate-covered raisins up front, with deeper coffee and char notes following close behind; substantial smoke. Very nice indeed.

T: Much more dark fruit here than on the nose, with the Belgian yeast delivering plum and even grape along with the prominent raisin. Dark chocolate plays a major role midway through, with alcohol and pure roastiness closing things out intensely - almost harshly. It's enjoyable, but not terribly impressive.

M: Frothy, highly carbonated medium body. Nice and lively, although a bit more body would have been welcome.

O: Good, not great. I like the fruit and chocolate notes, but the booze is definitely over the top for a sub-10% stout. There's certainly some potential for improvement with age, though. Well worth a try.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:02:54 | More by woosterbill
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6demonbag

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-29-2012 02:26:27 | More by 6demonbag
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BostonBrewins

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 18:08:32 | More by BostonBrewins
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,719 ratings.