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Dark Truth Stout - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth StoutDark Truth Stout

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very good

2,135 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,135
Reviews: 646
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 99
Gots: 349 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 02-28-2010

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
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English malt. German hops. Belgian yeast. Isn't it ironic to see it called an American Stout? There's 12 ounces to drink, so time to dig in and slowly sip away. On to the beer:

Beer is ink black and topped with an inch of mocha colored head. The retention on top is good and it yields a show of settled lace. With one whiff of the aroma, you can get the Belgian accent. Of course, there is the standard note of faint chocolate from the malt. There's also the note of yeasty prunes, some roast, and...is that a kiss of rubber? Or some oddball aspect of the yeast?

First taste, a pleasant smokiness. It's yeasty too, though not quite Belgian Dark Ale yeasty. Quite fruity, with plums and red grapes, which compliment the smoky flavor. A slight astringency from the malt. The warmer it gets, the less astringent the beer becomes. It's full bodied, thick, with modest carbonation. For its size, the alcohol is hidden well too.

Boulevard Brewing isn't afraid to take some inspiration from across the Atlantic. Keep it up guys.

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Dark Truth Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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