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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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very good

1,944 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 87
Gots: 279 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

itracy63, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

D-18V, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours motor oil black with a two-finger sturdy tan head. Lots of soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits.

T - Flavor starts off sweet with dark chocolate and dark fruits. Mid palate has a nice amount of roasted malts, coffee, and a light smokiness. The finish has more bitter coffee.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Finish is dry.

O - This was better than I expected. Very drinkable despite the high ABV.

TreyIsWilson, Nov 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Rbodacious, Nov 02, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Hophead717, Nov 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%

Boozy, with hints of figs and dates. Sweet yet a little tartness in the aftertaste. Im getting some kind of berry or plum flavors. It's interesting to my palate. I would drink this again!

JefferyLaGrow, Nov 01, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

Ngntjp, Nov 01, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Kerne, Nov 01, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -6.3%

treeslothguy, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

riotontheroad, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

WckdVbz, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

texaspaul, Oct 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

yoitsarch, Oct 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

I'm not gonna say too much about this. I drank all 4 in the pack hoping it'd warm up to me, it didn't. Way, way, way too sweet. I don't find it very deep either, though as stated on the label it does finish with a slight smokey feel and flavor. To me, it hits me with so much VERY sweet raisin/black currant that I can't enjoy this. It's very sugary and rich and I feel like if I dropped a bit on my computer desk it'd be sticky within 20 minutes. Something about this beer is very viscous. It's incredibly rich like a good stout, but somehow doesn't taste like one. Anyway, just my opinion. I'm glad everyone else enjoyed it enough.

KingTide, Oct 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

CraftyViki, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

moarmare, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Appearance: black. Thick, super foamy, tan head. Lacing that covers glass throughout the drink.
Smell: chocolate.
Taste: chocolate. Roasted barley. Raisins. Alcohol.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation. Big body. Sweet.
Overall: good imperial stout. Balanced well....even though it's boozy.

jellikit, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

joemochas, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Trey0023, Oct 27, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -27.5%

Jase, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

Pete27lax, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Carmack, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Renegawam, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

NotDarkEnough, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BigRizz62, Oct 26, 2014
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.