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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,035 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,035
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 93
Gots: 303 | 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:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 02-28-2010

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
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had this for a little while and found it in the way back of the cooler while I was stocking my mix a six. Comes from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a stout glass!

A: Beer pours very dark black with a huge creamy, tan colored head that recedes very slowly.

S: Aroma just flows right out of the glass with dark roasted malts, some dark fruit like plum and some smokiness.

T: sweet roasted malts and dark chocolate make up the flavor of this stout, with hints of plum and spice towards the back end with a smoky finish.

M: Creamy and smooth, the alcohol is present in the taste to a degree, but its not really that bad.

O: Good stout, got it for a steal of a price and would definitely buy this again, if I can get it for the same price ;)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a new bottle shop in MA. Poured a 12 ounce bottle with 5/07/2014 best by date into an oversized Duvil glass

A – Pours dark, black. Tan to mocha, 2 finger head with good lacing.

S – Dark fruits (raisin's), Coffe, Cocoa aroma. Definitely malty

T – Sweet up front with coffee, raisin, cocoa... finished malty, smokey. Really nice and very hints of the 9.7% abv.

M –Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden by the flavor here

O – Good beer, glad I picked it up. I would definitely recommend it for the fall/winter season. I love the labeling by Boulevard here as well, it would have definitely caught my eye if I didnt already search out this beer. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.49/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours black with a small tan head, poor head retention, no lace.

S: Dark fruit and soy, the Belgian yeast influence is clear.

T: Roasted malt, some light dark chocolate. Overall a cloying, plummy raisiny soy like flavour, that in a way tastes more like a BSDA than an Imperial Stout.

M: Medium-bodied, cloying sugar, a tad boozy, crisp carbonation character that gets fizzy at the end.

O: For me a poor example of an Imperial Stout, the beer simply was never interesting and left me wanting. Even at the low price point this is a pass.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced slightly and left some nice lacing. It is pitch black with no clarity or signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.

It smells of roasted coffee, burnt caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, boozy alcohol, vanilla, and some leather too. Taste is very similar to the most, but the spiciness is really up front from the hops and a bit of lingering bitterness too. Nice warming alcohol to compliment everything going on too.

Mouthfeel for the beer was full bodied, dry, medium carbonation, a bit of boozy warmth, and very delicious. I was overall impressed with this beer. Got it from volunteering from the BBF last month and could of held it till 5/18/14. Of well, still a solid beer and can't wait for another.

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3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 05/18/14, poured into a red wine glass.

Pours an opaque black, deep tan head, very small bubbles.

Very roasty on the nose, tobacco, leather, port wine, soy sauce, dark fruit undercurrents.

Surprisingly more fruit flavor in the taste. Raspberries and plums make themselves known underneath a layer of roasted barley, wisps of smoke, again soy sauce, burnt coffee, finishes bittersweet, acidic, with a noticeable level alcohol heat. A little too much roasted barley as it comes across burnt in the taste and a bit too bitter in the finish.

Medium bodied with full carbonation; a little too effervescent in my opinion. Feels lighter on the tongue than it should.

Overall with a little less roasted barley and some more body this beer would have been a knockout.

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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a multi-small bottle gift pack. Usually not my style of beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. Poured well, nice dark coffe with cream colored head, good retention. Mounthfeel was comforting, without the bite or buzz some stouts leave. Initial taste was smooth, much more so than expected. Dark chocolate, espresso flavors were clean and clear but not overwhelming. Finished well with off flavors. Aroma was mild, maybe a little light, but nothing of concern. The glass down easy and was a little dissapointed when it was gone.

Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,035 ratings.