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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,085 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,085
Reviews: 633
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 99
Gots: 328 | FT: 10
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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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Mink's (Marietta, GA). 9.99/ 4pk. Best by 5/17/14 (I assume bottled 5/17/12). Served in a Red Brick snifter. 

Pours black with a frothy two fingers of tan head. A little lacing. 

Smells of roasty malt, cocoa, caramel, creamed coffee and a bit of pitted fruit with faint traces of booze. 

Taste blends dark chocolate, charred malts, bitter coffee, leather, molasses and earthy. A pleasant blend that hides the booze quite well. 

Creamy and tingly- medium to full bodied with moderately high carbonation. 

This is a solid brew with an interesting and unique flavor profile. Nothing earth shattering but certainly worth a try for fans of the style. Boulevard is two for two with me so far. I'm looking forward to trying more from them now that it's available in Georgia.  

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black with cola highlights. Creamy khaki head with nice retention and great lace.

S - Molasses, light booze, brown sugar, and a touch of smoke.

T - Smooth with a deep caramel, molasses, and date sweetness. Nice birch-wood smoke. Bright booze and woody hops accent a dry roast finish.

M - Full body. Great smoothness. Bright carbonation.

O - Smooth and smokey for the style. Nice drinkability for 10%.

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle best before 03/16/14 poured in to tulip glass.

A - Pitch black with two fingers of light brown head that reduced to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Huge roast and char aromas up front with rich dark chocolate, dark fruit and sweet molasses.

T - Starts off with a robust roast and char profile that gives way to rich semi-sweet cocoa, plum, fig, cherry, molasses and a touch of coffee. Very complex. The flavours come together.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light carbonation.

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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours black with a couple fingers of foamy dark mocha head. This retains with a thin ½ finger cap, which leaves back a rich cascade of spotty froth and brown oils down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, spice, and a touch of brown sugar and burnt molasses across the back. Nice fullness here to the nose.

The taste is similar, with bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, a touch of green citrus and some finishing grassy spiciness that lingers in a burnt backend. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a firm sprightly carbonation in the mouth but there is also a slick creaminess here that undercuts the feel and helps keep this moving. There is a bit of alcohol warmth along the back but this is overall a pretty smooth sipper.

This was nice. The Belgian yeast added a ripe dark fruitiness that paired up nicely with those rich American Stout notes of spicy hops, sticky sweetness and roast and the drinkability on this was top notch for the size. I’ve been overlooking this one!

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,085 ratings.