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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

1,806 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,806
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 81
Gots: 244 | FT: 9
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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LanceRobbins24, Oct 24, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter at cellar temperature.

I poured it really slowly, but couldn't stop this stout from accumulating a fantastically frothy three-finger mocha-brown head that's so thick it even formed a mound rising a bit above the rim of the glass. Few beers other than Duvel can accomplish such a feat. It's pretty dang black and thick-looking, too.

Molasses, rich chocolate of both the milk and dark varieties, roasty coffee, raisins, and some sweet berry fruitiness waft up seductively as I take a whiff of this brew. The aroma definitely has strong elements of both imperial stouts AND Belgian strong dark ales, which isn't surprising considering the Belgian yeast mentioned on the label. There might also be a bit of rye in the scent, or rather the dough of a dark bread made with said type of flour. I haven't even taken a sip yet, and this stuff is already intoxicating me.

Whoa. The flavor delivers the goods. More molasses and raisins, along with other dark fruits like figs, all cloaked in luscious dark chocolate and a delightfully smoky finish of earthy coffee. It's got the most excellent combination of everything I love about imperial stouts and Belgian strong dark ales. Chocolaty, fruity, spicy, bready, roasty, and just delectable.

The feel matches the flavors wonderfully. Carbonation is pretty lax, and the viscosity is thick, like the molasses I was mentioning.

An outstanding stout, without a doubt.

Kuaff, Oct 23, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best by 2015.

Poured a thick oily black with a generous 2 finger thick & frothy oatmeal head. Some big bubbles there. Head slowly dissipated, leaving a covering about halfway through. Lacing was thick.

Nose was very nice. Getting a hint of coffee, then dried fruit

Wow, certainly going to enjoy this. Deep roasted malts, but not that burnt taste you somtimes get. Fruity tones very evident. Getting some spiciness as well

Mouth was slightly below full, the roasted malt left a brief toasted flavor on the sides of the tongue, mixing nicely with some slight spiciness. Dried fruit, plums apparently, from the belgian yeast?

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable beer from a brewery that sadly doesn't distribute to PA. Glad to have a relative close to the Mason-Dixon line. Looking forward to the 4 left in the cellar.

MikeWard, Oct 21, 2013
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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,806 ratings.