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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

2,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,036
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 94
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Theitos
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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