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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

2,084 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,084
Reviews: 632
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 10-27-11
Poured into a warbled mug.

Appearance: Pitch black pour with a 4-finger, super dense brown head that settles very slowly, is creamy, and has impressive, thick head retention and leaves thing patchy lacing throughout.

Smell: Brown sugar, a subtle roasted malt character, with a nice toasty bready quality. There is a hint of alcohol on the nose, along with some chocolate.

Taste: Super dark roasted malt and coffee grounds initially, then a woody hickory flavor comes in and balances out the coffee bitterness very nicely and leads to a smooth and creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation and a crisp bite to the finish.

Overall: Excellent drinkability for a nearly 10% abv beer. Dark Truth Stout has that unique way that the woody flavors balance out the bitter coffee that dominates the initial taste. Overall, a very smooth, complex imperial stout that is well worth a try, then another...and another.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge, slowly receding head that leaves plentiful spider-webby lace. Near black color where a minimum amount of light passes through the edges of the glass.

Relatively mild aroma of semi-sweet chocolate.

Think chocolate chips with coffee grounds. Lots of burnt malt flavor. The swallow is also bitter from notable hops. The alcohol is very much present, but is overshadowed by the powerful flavors. Rich body like one expects in this style.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured charcoal black with 2.5 fingers of frothy cinnamonhead. Great retention and spotty lacing.

Great aromas of booze, chocolate, roasted malt, Belgian yeast, dark fruits and some molasses.

Taste follows the nose. Sweet Belgian yeast, chocolate and dark fruits are the big players. Subtle notes of molasses on the back end.

The mouthfeel is a little thin for my taste... Really the only thing I can dock this beer on. A decent amount of carbonation with a semi sweet after taste.

Overall, this was a tasty stout. With a little more body this could be an exceptional beer. Glad I picked this one up for sure.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Jet black. Two-finger bubbly mocha colored head with decent retention.

S: Big aromas of molasses, toffee, espresso beans, smoke and caramel. Lighter notes of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and cherry follow.

T/M: Strong molasses flavor on the initial sip. Deep roasted espresso and dark chocolates follow with tones of vanilla and dark fruits, such as raspberries and cherries. Oak, wood and smokey flavors emerge quickly. Alcohol bite along with the heavy tone of molasses is heavy. Sweet, milky and boozy. Mildly bubbly mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation.

D: A bit overly sweet for my personal taste, but a well executed American stout.

Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.