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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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very good

1,722 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,722
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 78
Gots: 221 | 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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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-06-2012 02:22:46 | More by jjcote
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-04-2012 22:01:01 | More by DelicateDelirium
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

09-04-2012 04:12:24 | More by koes0024
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-02-2012 22:47:08 | More by bonkers
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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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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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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-30-2012 02:55:45 | More by Dieck
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-29-2012 05:08:36 | More by LambicPentameter
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

08-29-2012 02:07:56 | More by standardcherry
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-27-2012 20:51:39 | More by KegsAndEggs
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-26-2012 20:18:13 | More by t0rin0
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by May 18, 2014. Served at around 45F and allowed to warm in the glass.

Pours black with a three finger brown head that recedes to a light cap and leaves some good patterns of lacing behind.

Aroma is chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, caramel, some dark fruits. Moderate strength.

Flavor is rich chocolate, caramel, coffee, toffee, roasted malts, some plums and dark fruit, a bit of peppery spice, fairly sweet, minimal bitterness, alcohol is there but very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy, smooth carbonation. Nice.

Very complex and very tasty stout. Aroma lacks, but the flavor more than makes up for it. Rich and delicious!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 04:08:42 | More by elgiacomo
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black with a thin brown head. Dark chocolate and coffee, sweet fig, alcohol. Initial flavor is of dark roasted coffee and then the Belgian yeast kicks in with some sweet fig and plum and a bit of funk. Finishes with a dark chocolate and smoky roasted malt finish. Body is full and silky smooth. Sweet finish with a bit of bitterness and alcohol burn. I really like the addition of the fruit to the stout. It adds another dimension and blends perfectly. Another excellent beer from the Smokestack series....which is one of the best series of beers in the US.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 23:16:07 | More by Kromes
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a four-pack of this at least a year ago, maybe two. Apparently only wrote a review for the remaining beer!

Appearance: A straight down pour yielded a two-inch biege-green head that settled oh so slowly. Beer is black and totally opaque.

Aroma: Chocolate was noticeable as I poured, with my nose a foot away from the glass. I had thought of using a snifter but disregarded it. As you get past the chocolate malt, it becomes more vinous and lactose

Flavor: Cherries were noticed first but were quickly blown away by the incredible smokiness of the beer, as if it had been held over a fire! This was met with the roast malts and super thick and creamy mouthfeel, but I think I might have waited just a bit too long as I think the bitterness could've been balanced just a touch. I think it still fits just fine in this broad style, but maybe doesn't need to be cellared as much as I did.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 05:03:40 | More by ebrauser
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-21-2012 03:16:29 | More by Wanna_B_Hmong
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2012 13:59:57 | More by SirIPAalot
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2012 16:13:03 | More by GoBIG
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-10-2012 13:15:30 | More by CommonRider
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-10-2012 06:03:32 | More by madtrixter787
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a snifter

Dark blackish color with a decent brown colored foam head.

Smell is roasted malty with a background of a chocolate/coffee hint.

Taste is roasty and smokey with coffee notes. Slight sweetness to it. Suprise bitterness on the finish. Finish also seems a bit thin

A strong stout that just misses the high end for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 02:49:22 | More by jsulko
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-black with a brown head

S-bitter dark roasted grains. Not strong. Slightly creamy and spicy.

T-comes in with a bitter and sour taste of milk chocolate and dark grains. It's a smooth taste with a creamy after-taste strong of the dark grains. It's okay.

M-creamy medium carbonation with a semi dry finish.

O-Definitely more of a RIS than American imperial stout. It's okay. Not terrible for the price.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 02:10:54 | More by AdamBear
Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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