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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,713 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 78
Gots: 219 | 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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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

09-17-2012 01:07:38 | More by ILiveOffHops
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

09-14-2012 02:21:00 | More by grumpygerman
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle received from volunteering at this year's Belgian Beer Fest. It's got a "best by" date of 5/18/14 an after warming up a bit was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Dark Truth stout pours a solid black, with two fingers or so of khaki colored foam sitting atop the beer. Head retention is alright, an a respectable amount of lacing is left clinging to the glass. The nose is on the subtle side, but there are some solid aromas of chocolate and plums present. The flavor is starts off very nicely, calling back to what was present in the aroma. The front half of each sip tastes like plums and raisins covered in dark chocolate. A bit of roasty smoke comes in on the back end. It provides a nice contrast with what came before it, but the almost ashy quality cuts off the chocolate and esters a bit too early for my taste. Were there a style for Belgian stouts, his beer would probably be a textbook example. As is though, the mouthfeel has a bit too much of a Belgian lean t it. The body is a little too dried out and the carbonation a little too bubbly for a near 10% imperial stout. I really enjoyed Boulevard's Dark Truth, one of the finer examples I've had of trying to fuse together a stout and a Belgian ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 04:29:41 | More by axeman9182
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verset

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.9%

09-13-2012 02:11:00 | More by verset
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-12-2012 13:05:14 | More by yossarian14
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-11-2012 21:13:54 | More by OriolesFan1008
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-10-2012 02:51:29 | More by bluerabbit
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Mink's (Marietta, GA). 9.99/ 4pk. Best by 5/17/14 (I assume bottled 5/17/12). Served in a Red Brick snifter. 

Pours black with a frothy two fingers of tan head. A little lacing. 

Smells of roasty malt, cocoa, caramel, creamed coffee and a bit of pitted fruit with faint traces of booze. 

Taste blends dark chocolate, charred malts, bitter coffee, leather, molasses and earthy. A pleasant blend that hides the booze quite well. 

Creamy and tingly- medium to full bodied with moderately high carbonation. 

This is a solid brew with an interesting and unique flavor profile. Nothing earth shattering but certainly worth a try for fans of the style. Boulevard is two for two with me so far. I'm looking forward to trying more from them now that it's available in Georgia.  

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 00:33:49 | More by ThickNStout
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mweso2000

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

09-08-2012 22:44:03 | More by mweso2000
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-08-2012 21:38:44 | More by OldTime
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Mortarforker

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-08-2012 20:17:08 | More by Mortarforker
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rumorsofsurf

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-08-2012 14:07:20 | More by rumorsofsurf
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-08-2012 12:52:21 | More by BillyTWilliams
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-08-2012 03:58:56 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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benfairbank


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-07-2012 15:50:19 | More by benfairbank
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-06-2012 20:56:41 | More by Mealhouse
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TStout

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-06-2012 02:52:21 | More by TStout
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-06-2012 02:22:46 | More by jjcote
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-04-2012 22:01:01 | More by DelicateDelirium
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-04-2012 04:12:24 | More by koes0024
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-02-2012 22:47:08 | More by bonkers
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vfgccp

New York

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black with cola highlights. Creamy khaki head with nice retention and great lace.

S - Molasses, light booze, brown sugar, and a touch of smoke.

T - Smooth with a deep caramel, molasses, and date sweetness. Nice birch-wood smoke. Bright booze and woody hops accent a dry roast finish.

M - Full body. Great smoothness. Bright carbonation.

O - Smooth and smokey for the style. Nice drinkability for 10%.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 23:36:07 | More by vfgccp
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle best before 03/16/14 poured in to tulip glass.

A - Pitch black with two fingers of light brown head that reduced to a thin layer. Good lacing.

S - Huge roast and char aromas up front with rich dark chocolate, dark fruit and sweet molasses.

T - Starts off with a robust roast and char profile that gives way to rich semi-sweet cocoa, plum, fig, cherry, molasses and a touch of coffee. Very complex. The flavours come together.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 02:09:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours black with a couple fingers of foamy dark mocha head. This retains with a thin ½ finger cap, which leaves back a rich cascade of spotty froth and brown oils down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, spice, and a touch of brown sugar and burnt molasses across the back. Nice fullness here to the nose.

The taste is similar, with bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, a touch of green citrus and some finishing grassy spiciness that lingers in a burnt backend. The mouthfeel is full bodied, with a firm sprightly carbonation in the mouth but there is also a slick creaminess here that undercuts the feel and helps keep this moving. There is a bit of alcohol warmth along the back but this is overall a pretty smooth sipper.

This was nice. The Belgian yeast added a ripe dark fruitiness that paired up nicely with those rich American Stout notes of spicy hops, sticky sweetness and roast and the drinkability on this was top notch for the size. I’ve been overlooking this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 14:21:29 | More by Kegatron
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Dieck

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-30-2012 02:55:45 | More by Dieck
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.