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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,782 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,782
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 81
Gots: 242 | 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:
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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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2011 03:52:03 | More by Stockfan42
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Grebdioz

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2011 02:14:10 | More by Grebdioz
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-27-2011 20:27:32 | More by rfbenavi80
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Beer served in a tulip. Beer is black, thin brown head, small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is roasty, sweet, a little smokey, smells good.

Beer is thin and thick at the same time, the alcohol thins out the front palate and the back half is a full bodied beer. Some roast comes through a good beer overall, mildly bitter, pretty sweet up front, I'd have it again if I had a small bottle of it and some proper glassware, otherwise probably not a repeat for me.

12-27-2011 15:21:21 | More by drabmuh
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-27-2011 14:50:50 | More by arkansastroy
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-26-2011 13:57:02 | More by cdwil
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

Merry Christmas!

The beer is a dark brown shade, nearing black. The head is an inch or so thick and absolutely plasters the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma offers roast, chocolates, smoke, dark fruits, alcohol. Smells pretty good. The flavor brings roast with some dark chocolates and hints of smoke. The body is oddly thick and thin, coating the palate and yet feeling a scoche watery at times. Interesting. Lingering aftertaste of charred malt, roast, chocolates. Overall, a decent stout. Worth a try.

12-26-2011 02:54:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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morimech

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

12oz bottle with a best by date of 07/27/13

Dark chocolate color with a dense one finger of head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of roasted malt and fruity yeast esters. A touch of smoke is also detected. No sign of alcohol.

Odd flavor. Starts off with a heavy roasted and smokey malt flavor and it quickly turns to a fruity, yeasty flavor. Almost a little tart as well. Alcohol is not detected. Just a hint of warmth.

Body is suitably large. Well matched carbonation. Nice texture.

Not a straight forward stout with the Belgian yeast element. Not sure if it was totally successful.

12-25-2011 22:52:46 | More by morimech
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greenbeer29

Iowa

5/5  rDev +25.9%

12-25-2011 19:09:46 | More by greenbeer29
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malthus617

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-25-2011 16:11:41 | More by malthus617
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dav

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-25-2011 07:00:18 | More by dav
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-25-2011 06:38:28 | More by twelveinches
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2011 21:53:12 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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gbbass16

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-24-2011 17:40:16 | More by gbbass16
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match1112

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

a: pours out the color of liquid chocolate with bits of brown and black flowing together to make for a opaque body. plenty of clumpy lacing is left behind as the one inch thick, light brown head slowly settled.

s: nose is kinda subtle. mainly picking up notes of roasted malts, chocolate and some sweet dark fruits.

t: first up is roasted malts, with hints of chocolate and coffee. then the flavor goes to the belgian yeast bringing out fruity flavors. finally everything is overcome by the sudden rush and warmth of the alochol before the hops give this beer a dry spicy finish.

m: thick, rich and creamy is the best way to describe this beer.

o: very nice stout, and the 9.7% is hidden fairly well.

12-24-2011 00:38:55 | More by match1112
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Theitos

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%

Poured into a Boulevard SmokeStack Series glass

A: Pours a very dark chocolate color. Almost no light came through. I poured to the suggested 25 cl mark and had a large creamy three fingers of head. There was a generous amount of lacing.

S: I could smell the rich dark roasted malts with a little bit of chocolate and a hint of darker fruits. I also had a hint of smoke in the smell.

T: Dark roasted malts, lots of chocolate goodness, taste the alcohol but it wasn't a distraction, I felt like I had a hint of smoke in the taste

M: Felt smooth and fully flavorful in my mouth. No difficulty letting the beer sit on my tongue and warm up.

O: A very good Stout to drink. I'm sure it will make it into my regular rotation.

12-23-2011 15:31:24 | More by Theitos
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deadbeerriver

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

I just had to find myself a goblet for this one, and there just so happened to be one in the cabinet. Cleaned it out, since there was dust all over it, and let it dry. It's a rather nifty looking glass, too. Clear with a slight purple tint at the bottom of the bulb.

Anyhow. I'm a big fan of stouts, especially when they're heavy or have a bold taste. Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard is very dark. Pouring into the glass (from a 12oz glass bottle, of course) is a very, very dark brown, nearly black color with a beautiful, thick, lightly roasted froth. It certainly appeared appetizing.

Upon pouring my first glass there was a pleasant red wine-like scent. I'm not much of a wine drinker (I prefer champagne), but it smelled really good. A bit of a surprise, really. Onto the taste.

While it tastes of a heavy stout, which it is, it had more of a brambles taste instead of coffee. A bit tart with a very dry feel. Still rather earthy just without a creamy flow to it and more of that tart bite.

This beer isn't bad whatsoever. Perhaps it isn't superb, but it is indeed rather good. Heavy and dry with a pretty bitter aftertaste. Looks beautiful poured into a fancy glass!

12-23-2011 02:14:16 | More by deadbeerriver
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campofapproval

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-20-2011 20:56:00 | More by campofapproval
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Rusty18

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.4%

12-20-2011 04:15:33 | More by Rusty18
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

12 fl oz brown bottle, served in an oversized wine glass.
Best by 07/27/13.

Near opaque molasses in color. Slightly foamy, coffee colored head with good strength before fading to an intact sheet after a few moments. Spotted lacing with decent strength.

Semi-sweet dark chocolate aroma with other touches of toffee richness. Nice, bright dark fruit: plum, grape, and cherry.

Milk and dark chocolate flavors that toe the line between sweetness and bitterness. A medium bodied coffee flavor leads to a slightly rough hop bite at mid sip. Notes of espresso and mild licorice that mellow a bit making a creamy, caramel and coffee aftertaste.

Full bodied; creamy with a touch of slickness. Great texture for the style with a Belgian yeast.

I understand that adding Belgian yeast to non-Belgian crafts seems to be popular these days, but I haven't been impressed with these hybrids until Boulevard's Dark Truth. The anise flavor and active texture are a surprising compliment to this stout's rich coffee flavors. Well done.

12-20-2011 02:28:37 | More by NEhophead
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-18-2011 05:30:57 | More by duff247
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Sinewave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-18-2011 04:31:05 | More by Sinewave
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jamesgaither

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-18-2011 01:46:27 | More by jamesgaither
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DBoone

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

A Poured from 12 ounce bottle dated best by 7/30/2011. Dark mocha color, not much light coming through the beer. Little head, light carbonation.
S Dark roasted malts, with some chocolate and dark fruit.
T I like the use of the belgian yeast in this beer, think it causes the beer to not be too/so bitter. Chocolate, maybe some caramel.
M Lingers on tongue and cheeks, slight coating in mouth.
O Solid beer from Boulevard, A good sipper.

12-18-2011 01:31:50 | More by DBoone
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CamuMahubah

Nebraska

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%

Had I known this beer was brewed with Belgian yeast I might have passed it up. I knew something was amiss when I tasted raspberry and very little chocolate and almost no coffee. It's neat though. Just not what I was expecting from an Imperial Stout.

Fruity raspberry punch at first...it startled me...perhaps this beer is too fresh and needs some cellar time to settle down. I almost wish this beer was a Dubbel instead of a Stout.

Beautiful beer with nice tan bubbles. It finishes strange to me though. This beer confused the heck outta me from the first sip to the last. I do like it however it's just not what I expect an Imperial Stout to be.

12-16-2011 20:16:52 | More by CamuMahubah
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,782 ratings.