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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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very good

1,801 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 80
Gots: 242 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Thumper, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Davepoolesque, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a sinfter to a beer black as night with a large tan head that is slow to fade to a small mat and large collar around the edge of the glass, moderate lacing
S: smells of dark chocolate and roast malt with a bit of charred wood
T: oily hop up front along with some oak char and chocolate. there's a bit of coffee but the bitter hops are quite a standout. swallow brings a nice huge bit of roasted malt, burnt sugar and more charred wood. alcohol in the finish as well
M: very smooth and full bodied with soft but adequate carbonation
O: a very tasty imperial stout with good flavors and a surprising amount of hop flavor. High marks all around on this one.

SHODriver, Nov 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

DCav, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a thick, cookie like head. A beauty.
S: complex. I get whiffs of dark fruit, roasted barley a tad of coffee as well. A nice blend of earthiness and vinous-fruits.
T: This packs a punch. Big time notes of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruit. The Belgian influence really comes through here. The hops peek through at the end and provide a bittnerness that pulls everything together. A nice, hot, spicy and boozy finish.
M: fantastically smooth and velvety. A slightly bitter and smoky hang that warms as it goes down. Nice carbonation at the start but it mellows nicely. A nice body, but drinks well.
O: This is an interesting and damn tasty stout. I love the Belgian overtones and the fact that this brew doesn't try to hide its 9.7%. Let this warm a bit and its complexities really show.

Infamous7100, Nov 16, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a glass. Pours a beautiful black with a full creamy yet that retains carbonation. The smell left a little to be desired, but tasted of roasted malt and coffee. To me the mouthfeel was fantastic. First drink retained enough carbonation to leave me coming back and mellowed out after the subsequent drinks. Finished creamy and delicious. Overall a great Stout that is easily drinkable, especially on those cold fall nights.

ChrisH1024, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ChrisKuhns, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ilikebeer03, Nov 15, 2012
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Psychmusic, Nov 15, 2012
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GregoryMo, Nov 13, 2012
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94Sip, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

MattOlesh23, Nov 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Baldjosh, Nov 07, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pitch black with a large, thick, dense, brown head that has good retention

S - roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, anise

T - chocolate, coffee, anise, roasted malts, some dark fruit, alcohol

M - crisp, a bit overcarbonated, full bodied

This is a rich, complex, smooth, highly enjoyable stout. There are notes of dark fruit and licorice in addition to the huge roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering, and I'll definitely be having it again.

tdm168, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Lantern, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

hilgart1, Nov 02, 2012
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fredmugs, Nov 01, 2012
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Brewsephus, Nov 01, 2012
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cantfindme, Nov 01, 2012
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ste5venla, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mrshoes, Oct 30, 2012
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.