Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,980
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 86
Gots: 289 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 02-28-2010)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle into my tulip.
A – Deep, dark black with a finger of frothy milk chocolate head that stayed around and left a nice lacing down the glass.
S – Dark fruit with an almost Belgian yeast aroma. Light roasted malt.
T - Strong black coffee taste out of the gate with a nice bite of bitterness that comes with it. Smoky, roasty malt flavors. Heavy dark fruit/fig taste at the end. Burnt sugar like quality as well.
M – Lively on the palate. Medium bodied. Smooth.
O – Not your normal double/imperial. I get almost no chocolate notes at all which is common in this category. It is instead a mix of quad/porter flavors with a nice dose of coffee flavor. I dig it. Definitely different and unique. Nice balance of flavors. Go for it if you have a chance.

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Pours a nice black motor oil color with a 3in tan/brownish head that lasts several minutes. Good lacing and carbonation. Can smell the burn figs, prunes and coffee. Tastes outstanding for imperial stout. I generally drink light american lagers and dopplebocks. The beer is great. Can taste minor hints of coffee and prunes and a chocolate aftertaste. Watch out the high AbV will sneak up quickly

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint very dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, roasted coffee, and dark fruit (fig) along with some lighter aromas of burnt sugar.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of darkly roasted malts with a moderate flavor of dark roasted coffee beans (espresso). There are lighter flavors of dark fruit/fig from the Belgian yeast and just a hint of burnt sugar sweetness. Finally, there is a hint of bittersweet chocolate and a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness from the smokiness.

O: Lots of complexity to the flavors and aromas with well hidden alcohol makes this pretty darn enjoyable - though this is definitely a slow sipping beer best enjoyed on a cold afternoon/evening in the winter.

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,980 ratings.