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Boulevard Smokestack Series - Dark Truth Stout

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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. 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. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6045) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle @ Johns. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, cocoa. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, dark chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. 300914

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, notes of smoke and hops. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hop and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, medium sweet, hop and a little bittrer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1792) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Dark pour, one finger head. Sweet aroma of booze and chocolate. Roasted malt, oats and some dark fruit. Rich and chocolatey. The only knock is that it’s a bit overcarbonated. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (3628) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"I usually prefer the non-fruity type imperial stouts, but this is pretty nice. Very little hint of the abv. Aroma is slightly smoky and spicy atop chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. Tingly feel, but robust without any heat. Flavor has less smoke and a slight nuttiness. Smooth with a nice bittersweet roasty finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Flaske 355ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Kullsort. Høyt mokkafarget skum som varer lenge og etterlater filigranser. Kraftig aroma av sjokolade & lakris. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken behagelig & innholdsrik. Det meste fra aromaen er der etterfulgt av et snev av kaffe som henger i. Ypperlig øl!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfredvik (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a black body with a large, medium brown head that leaves lots of foam on the glass as it shrinks to a fully lasting layer. Dark roasted malty, sweet, delicious and very strong aroma of dark caramel, chocolate and coffee, with liquorice and light bourbon notes in the back together with a whiff of alcohol. Intense and complex flavour of all the goodies that dark malt can summon: dark caramel, chocolate, coffee and salty liquorice. The alcohol is well integrated and gives a vinous feel to this masterpiece. Again I think I detect some gentle bourbon notes, but come to think of it might be the Belgian yeast that confuses me. The initial taste is moderate sweet, and the long finish is moderate+ bitter. It’s a close to full bodied-beer with a oily texture and soft carbonation. A fantastic brew!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (350) - - SEP 15, 2014
black with a thick tan head; roasted malt and alcohol aroma; a great, smooth, well balanced stout; rich, roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee,and alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (450) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
Black with brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma is licorice, spice, roasted malt, chocolate and sweet roasted malts, Rich and oily palate. Aftertaste is rich licorice, spice, bitter hops, sweet caramel and lingering bitterness. Overall: WOW! A very nice stout. Truly something different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2268) - New York, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottled. Dark pour. White beige head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate. Bitter chocolate taste. Some dark fruit and hops.

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