Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
Picked this up at a new bottle shop in MA. Poured a 12 ounce bottle with 5/07/2014 best by date into an oversized Duvil glass
A – Pours dark, black. Tan to mocha, 2 finger head with good lacing.
S – Dark fruits (raisin's), Coffe, Cocoa aroma. Definitely malty
T – Sweet up front with coffee, raisin, cocoa... finished malty, smokey. Really nice and very hints of the 9.7% abv.
M –Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden by the flavor here
O – Good beer, glad I picked it up. I would definitely recommend it for the fall/winter season. I love the labeling by Boulevard here as well, it would have definitely caught my eye if I didnt already search out this beer. Cheers!
10-26-2012 00:46:06 | More by BeerTwigs
2.48/5 rDev -37.5%
12 oz. bottle,
A: Pours black with a small tan head, poor head retention, no lace.
S: Dark fruit and soy, the Belgian yeast influence is clear.
T: Roasted malt, some light dark chocolate. Overall a cloying, plummy raisiny soy like flavour, that in a way tastes more like a BSDA than an Imperial Stout.
M: Medium-bodied, cloying sugar, a tad boozy, crisp carbonation character that gets fizzy at the end.
O: For me a poor example of an Imperial Stout, the beer simply was never interesting and left me wanting. Even at the low price point this is a pass.
10-23-2012 20:47:23 | More by Halcyondays
4/5 rDev +0.8%
12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.
The beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced slightly and left some nice lacing. It is pitch black with no clarity or signs of carbonation coming up through the glass.
It smells of roasted coffee, burnt caramel, toasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, boozy alcohol, vanilla, and some leather too. Taste is very similar to the most, but the spiciness is really up front from the hops and a bit of lingering bitterness too. Nice warming alcohol to compliment everything going on too.
Mouthfeel for the beer was full bodied, dry, medium carbonation, a bit of boozy warmth, and very delicious. I was overall impressed with this beer. Got it from volunteering from the BBF last month and could of held it till 5/18/14. Of well, still a solid beer and can't wait for another.
10-23-2012 05:58:12 | More by Flounder57
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
Best by 05/18/14, poured into a red wine glass.
Pours an opaque black, deep tan head, very small bubbles.
Very roasty on the nose, tobacco, leather, port wine, soy sauce, dark fruit undercurrents.
Surprisingly more fruit flavor in the taste. Raspberries and plums make themselves known underneath a layer of roasted barley, wisps of smoke, again soy sauce, burnt coffee, finishes bittersweet, acidic, with a noticeable level alcohol heat. A little too much roasted barley as it comes across burnt in the taste and a bit too bitter in the finish.
Medium bodied with full carbonation; a little too effervescent in my opinion. Feels lighter on the tongue than it should.
Overall with a little less roasted barley and some more body this beer would have been a knockout.
10-22-2012 20:44:25 | More by TheJollyHop
3.78/5 rDev -4.8%
Got this in a multi-small bottle gift pack. Usually not my style of beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. Poured well, nice dark coffe with cream colored head, good retention. Mounthfeel was comforting, without the bite or buzz some stouts leave. Initial taste was smooth, much more so than expected. Dark chocolate, espresso flavors were clean and clear but not overwhelming. Finished well with off flavors. Aroma was mild, maybe a little light, but nothing of concern. The glass down easy and was a little dissapointed when it was gone.
10-20-2012 03:44:55 | More by Curtis
3.53/5 rDev -11.1%
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear slightly tapered stemmed goblet. No freshness date noted. Purchased as a 4-pack at Binny's Liquors (Near North Side, Chicago, IL) for $10.99.
A: Black with medium-beige 1+-fingers of beige, big-bubbled head with decent retention and random lines of lace.
S: The aroma is light with a slight Belgian yeast ester nose and heavy roasted dark malt notes. The hoppiness is herbal, earthy, and in the background.
T: THe flavor is very plummy with a blast of dark roasted malts and not a lot else. The yeast component does poke through here and there but overall this is a pretty bland beer except for the heat which is moderate.
M: THis brew lays thick on the tongue with a fair amount of heat with overly active carbonation.
O: After sampling other Boulevard offerings on trips to Chicago (Long Strange Tripel, Tank 7) this was a disappointment. Maybe some time would help the heat and allow some conditioning. Not great and many other better stouts out there.
10-17-2012 03:24:58 | More by argock
4.05/5 rDev +2%
appearance: Very dark with some cola highlights showing when held to light. Dark mocha head.
smell: Chocolate and roasty espresso with a distinct dark fruit, presumably from the Belgian yeast. Very nice mix.
taste: More of the same. Very nice. Chocolate, espresso, fruit and spice. As the Boulevard site reads, "rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish".
mouthfeel: Carbonated and "velvety".
overall: The "Belgian Stout" is getting more and more appealing in my book.
10-13-2012 23:14:56 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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