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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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very good

2,088 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,088
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 99
Gots: 329 | 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 NEhophead
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jamesgaither
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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

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.

Photo of CamuMahubah
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of brystmar
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an abundance of tan head with frothy bubbles everywhere. Active body. Strong lace. The foam releases an aroma of strongly roasted malts with chocolate and molasses not far behind.

Dark and malty up front. Big, chewy, creamy body. Hops blast through the malts midway through, and the hoppy bitterness lingers after you swallow. Boozy warmth joins in at the end as well. Not in love with the balance of flavors here here.

A decent effort, but even if this were available in NYC I can't see myself purchasing it when beers like FBS are still on the shelves.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,088 ratings.