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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

2,128 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 100
Gots: 345 | FT: 11
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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Pours a dark brown almost black color with a large light brown colored head, fades at a very slow rate and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

Smell is a mix of roasted malt and dark fruity aromas and a dash of chocolate.

Taste starts out with a roasted malt front, a dark fruit presence then works its way in, definitely picking up the plum vibe, lots of heat though, the flavors do its best to conceal the heat but it still comes through, finishes with an above normal dryness for an imperial stout.

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Pours a dark chocolate brown that appears black in the glass with a two finger, frothy beige head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap/ring. Sporadic streaks of lacing left behind.

Slightly smokey roasted malt aroma with a subtle earthy hop presence that counters the dark malt and chocolate. Hints of dark chocolate, toast, rye, oatmeal and some dark fruit.

Thinner bodied than expected, slightly watered down with soft carbonation up front and a deeply roasted malt character that provides a lingering bitterness. Hints of burnt toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and coffee bean. There's also some rye sweetness along with some subtle dark fruit notes. The ABV is well masked but this beer is a bit one- dimensional and boring.

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Dark and opaque brown-black color with a thick and foamy tan head. Strong look.

Nose is roasted and sweet with mild notes of vanillin. Faintly weaker than its other attributes, could be more powerful and complex.

The flavor is bursting, however, with fruit notes of raisin and roasted notes of coffee and chocolate. Smooth, but less than full and creamy.

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Opaque and totally black. Thick tan head with great staying power, good lacing. This is what a stout should look like. Ominous.

Charred, roasted grains in the nose along with some sweeter toffee and bread notes and a nice dose of booze.

Sweet then bitter, doesn't hide the booze. In the front I get dark chocolate, dark fruit, and dark bread. In the back there's some coffee, oak, and a medicinal note behind the booze that reminds me of a Chimay. A little bit of a syrupy sweet finish trailing after the last dry note.

Thick and smooth and creamy and a little viscous, but with enough carbonation to balance. Beautifully done on the mouthfeel.

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A: Pours jet black with a tall tan head with nice retention and lacing.

S: Mostly dark fruit followed by a bit of smoked malt, chocolate

T: Bitter roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, plums, tobacco, smoked peat, mildly hot. Alcohol is well hidden

M: Slick, full bodied, creamy, moderate carbonation, with a slight warming feeling from the booze.

O: Overall a delicious beer, although quite dangerous. With the alcohol hidden so well I can see myself easily drinking a few and getting way over my head.

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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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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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