mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014.04.23 - Boulevard Dark Truth Stout - 12 oz bottle best by 5/07/14
A tasty stout. Not as complex as something like Bourbon County but it is rich. Mostly a smoky flavor without being outright "smoked". Some peat like notes at finish. Some sweet maltiness. Took a few drinks for my palate to catch up. It's pretty good afterward.
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glad I noticed I hadn’t rated this yet since it’s one of my go-to stouts! Dark chocolate, dark fruits, dark coffee and caramelized sugar with a smoky finish.
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Cocoa, roasty, smokey, soy sauce, anise.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Worcestershire sauce, bitter cocoa, dark chocolate, smokey, coffee, licorice, alcohol.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish,
O- A good beer but a little bit of a let down for the smokestack series. Some strong notes of soy and Worcestershire sauce and the alcohol is very present. I do think this would benefit greatly from some barrel aging.
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a brown head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and some boozey warmth. Flavor is roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit and warmth on the end. Medium bodied, lingering roastiness.
Experiment_Ale (908) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Bottleshop. Aroma is chocolate, nutmeg, burnt. Taste is chalky burnt malt, charred wood, old cocoa, burnt skin.
aleigator (174) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown head, with completely black color.
Malt, toffee, burned malts, chocolate, raisins, cream.
Lots of ripe fruits in this, plum, raisins, pear, breadish malts, sweet toffee and a sharp espresso note, preventing the beer from being too sweet. Warm, coffeeish bitterness stays very long on the palate. Very smooth mouthfeel, more creamy than oily, great complexity. Fantastic balance, the beer goes from sweet to bitter to earthy, without letting one impression become too present. Even hints of smoke and alcohol, as the beer warms up, adding to the earthy, warm character.
tightslice (150) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at Martin’s West in Redwood City, CA. A thick brooding beast who invites you in for coffee and donuts at 3 am.
Hoppygirlcda (29) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed this beer and the description on the bottle aptly describes the beer and what you will experience when you drink it
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 8-30-2010 (corked and caged bottle) This beer pours a large frothy, fizzy light brown head that mostly diminishes, opaque black body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma has a lot going on...roasted malt, chocolate, espresso, hint of licorice, herbal hops, spicy, fruity, and plums. The taste is very active as it is sweet, spicy, dark fruits malt, chocolate, roasty, rich, smokey, yeasty, and has a short dry finish. The palate is smooth and this beer is medium-full bodied. Wow! This beer has so much going on that I most likely missed some aromas and flavors! It is a complex beer with so much going on, but in a good way. It is a sipping beer with a rich taste. It is definitely worth trying and a beer I would look forward to drinking again.
strongpieman (1459) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Strong roasted aroma with smoke and hints of alcohol. Smooth and full body. A good flavorful stout.