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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,041 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,041
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 95
Gots: 304 | 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:
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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Ratings: 2,041 | Reviews: 623 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Josbor11
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of far333
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep mahogany colored, nearly black, but ruby highlights show through the edges were light gets through. Half finger head of finely bubbled and dimpled foam that lingers long.

Aroma of dark chocolate and figs, slight winey and coffee note.

Rich and complex flavor of coffee, toffee, leather, smoke, very faint Belgian yeasty note, dark ripe fruits, ashy charred bark and licorice. Lots of interesting flavors swirling around. Rich and full and creamy mouth feel. Really nice beer.

Photo of bpkrippner
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MuscleConfusion
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wando52
4.87/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful Stout! Very smooth surprising flavors. I enjoyed this very much.

Photo of Gator_Nation
4.96/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great stout. I enjoyed this one immensely. My first Boulevard.

Photo of Johncnh
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MetalMistress
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesBoehm
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of changdulla
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maedhros09
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nose is a mix of roastiness and belgian yeast. Thick smooth body that readily carbonates fine bubbles in the mouth. Flavor is dominated by belgian yeasts with an enjoyable maltiness that is sweet but not cloying. Alcohol is expertly cloaked. Slightly astringent hops nicely round out the finish. Only the absence of a greater roastiness or the advertised "smokiness" on the palate keeps this very enjoyable ale from a higher rating, as it is very distinctive and otherwise nicely balanced.

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gibgink
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a not your normal stout. Brewed with belgian yeast, it doesn't have the typical roasted notes that usually accompanies an imperial stout. It is extremely well carbonated. With a swirl of the glass, a 1 1/2 finger head was created. The 9.5% is not noticed at all. Overall a decent outing.

Photo of Mphis
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jofroi
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brauseboof
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.86/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great chocolate flavor that is smooth to the palate. Very flavorful with a touch of sweet

Photo of malfunxion
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atom714
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mmason4653
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,041 ratings.