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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

2,085 Ratings

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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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Photo of Koufax21
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Falls black with a mocha brown head. A nice 1 1/2" head sits and mellows nicely. Sweet roast. Brown sugar, molasses. Awesome. Silky smooth. What a great beer. I love how they decided to go with the 12 oz. Great offering.

Photo of zachary80
3.47/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Best by 4/28/13

Pours with a black body and a perfect brown head. Very good retention. Sheets of lacing. Not sure how it could look any better.

Aroma is dominated by a strong roastiness. Slightly metallic.

Bone dry, the roastiness dominates and that metallic character returns. Relatively high bitterness, the flavor lingers for a while. Light chocolate. Belgian yeast influence is there but not a dominating factor.

Mouthfeel is a little light, seems overcarbed with a prickly sensation.

Overall I like Dark Truth, and if you're looking for a big dry stout it is among the best I've had.

Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of hearn006
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mrhartounian
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of webmanspidey
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a chalice. Dark black with a light foamy head. Smells include sweet chocolate mousse, dark plums, and roasted malts. Taste is heavy on sweet chocolate and cocoa powder. This is very sweet, but surprisingly easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this one.

Photo of snilsen13
2.6/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is a negative review. As a regular beer consumer, home brewer and general beer nut I know ONE THING. Two 10%ers will not give me a hangover. UNLESS those two 10%ers are were loaded with too much or really terrible sugars to ferment.

As tasty and quaffable as this beer was, it is UNJUSTLY tormenting my skull this morning and I would like to just say THAT SUCKS!!!

Why am I not surprised. I got 4 strong beers for under $10. While this is sometimes a good deal (in MA), in this case it was not.

Crap quality underscores this deceptive beer. AVOID.

Photo of iamdw
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of 46333
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of schnay90
2.5/5  rDev -37%

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

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body with thin slivers of garnet at the far edges and capped by a tall, light tan head.

Smell: Moderately chocolaty with a corresponding roastiness ahead of lesser, lighter notes smelling of fruit, spice, and toast.

Taste: A start of dark chocolate, soundly roasted coffee, and with some soft, sweetish caramel included. Small pinch of aniseed. Dark fruitiness of plums and smoked dates. Very slight chalkiness. Particularly subtle German hop character and bitterness. Late-breaking alcohol presence. Dry, roasty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's nice. No, really, it's nice. But, can I have the BIS instead??

Photo of FortSmithHops
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jameyclay
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of RedHaze
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Hibernator
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
12 oz brown bottle
Best by 10/27/13
Served in a Smuttynose Big Beer Series tulip glass

Pours an opaque jet black color with a khaki colored head on top that leaves nice trails of sticky lace on the glassware.

Whiffs of brewing coffee and chocolate.

Dark roasted malts with flavors of espresso and coffee. A touch of brown sugar and dairy sweetness too. Some sips remind me of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. A mini hop snap adds some bitterness on the finish.

This stout strikes a nice balance of smoothness and complexity. I must admit, the 9.7% ABV is quite deceptive.

Photo of HattedClassic
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with brownish lasting head. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Roasted malts with a cocoa smell dominating the nose. A hint of dark chocolate as well.

Strong roasted malts and coffee taste. A little bit of alcohol and an undercurrent of dark fruit and dark chocolate.

Light carbonation and a smooth body.

A fairly good beer for a cold night.

Photo of Huntbuc
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a huge tan head. Head retention is long and there is lots of lacing.

Smell is roasted malt and coffee with a little banana and other ripe fruit.

Taste is sweet up front. Nice rich dark chocolate comes in with some coffee notes. Finish is a little dry with mild to moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is super creamy and smooth. Nice thick carbonation.

Overall I think this is a winner. Much better than I was expecting.

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sobeleg
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of CNOTEKC
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bbeane
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into an oversized... Starts with a nice velvety brown head with good retention and lacing. Beer is black in color with no light escaping through when held up to the light

S- Some light smokiness, with coffee, and sweet malts

T- Has very perfect balance with all of it's flavor. Has a hint of belgian sweetness to go along with the more distinct notes of coffee and smoked malts. Bit dryer in the finish

M- Light carbonation with a smooth creamy body

O- I really enjoyed this. While the nose was a bit weak, the flavor was interesting and enjoyable and the body was excellent. Another great beer from Boulevard that I wish was more easily accessible

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