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RATINGS: 919   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 3,15$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de petits fruits rouges. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col brun mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de cendre et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6730)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Strong fruity flavors with a hint of coffee Very complex flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (73) - - JAN 24, 2016
Good. Glad I ventured out of my comfort zone and got this beer. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2016
12oz bottle, Black pour with a nice lacing tan head. Dark roasted malt nose mixed with dark fruits. Unique Belgian yeast flavors upfront. A molassas sweet full bodied roasty and dark fruit taste. Some background chocolate. Nice mellow dry and bitter finish with a little burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from Vail fine wine. Pours black with tan head. Excellent balance between roasted malt and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
murphious2000 (33) - - DEC 28, 2015
This is fantastic stuff! Love the dark pour and slight foam head---smell of high alcohol but the flavor is very smooth! Very rich and is better tasting than a certain "limited release" bourbon barrel aged stout from Chi-town

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
December 24, 2015. Bottle, bottled may 15, 2013. (?)
Dark brown almost black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is hints of ash, licorice, coffee, hints of cocoa, moist tobacco and soy. Taste is light to medium sweet, bitter roasted and light salty. Finish is bitter, salty and light sweet with soy, licorice, coffee earth and ash. Medium bodied, quite creamy with a light dry finish, soft carbonation.
Good, but a bit on the salty side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
I’m not really sure why American brewers feel the need to ferment non-Belgian beer styles with Belgian yeast. In case of Boulevard Dark Truth Stout – an imperial stout fermented with the stuff – the result is rather negligible since the yeast character has little effect on the finished product. This is an excellent, classic, and all-around impressive and delicious brew – Belgian yeast or not.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 8/13/15 and cost $3.79 ($0.32 per ounce).

Appearance: Inky black body that’s virtually opaque. Pours to a fairly large, brown, foamy head which retains and laces very well.

Smell: Dark chocolate – almost syrupy. Plenty of dark fruit as well, though it’s almost assuredly the yeast esters. Alcohol is noticeable, but blends well with the nose.

Taste: When I think imperial stout, I think of a palette just like the one here. There’s a lot going on: it’s both sweet and remarkably bitter. Strong dark chocolate flavors throughout; akin to German cake. Roasted malt is prominent as well and it helps bridge the gap between the sweet dark maltiness and the fairly intense bitterness that emerges on the apex. There’s a slightly burnt toast flavor, though more of a spicy bitterness likely due to the hops. On the finish I get a lovely dark fruit sensation as only then does the Belgian yeast become apparent in the palette. The alcohol adds a light vanilla sensation and is not distracting at all.

Drinkability: I had reservations about Boulevard Dark Truth Stout considering it’s a pretty potent brew at 9.7% ABV. Thankfully, it is not a beast at all as the alcohol lingers in the background and is only noticeable as a warming sensation in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is plenty full-bodied, though not quite the sticky sensation found in other imperial stouts. There’s a nice aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate which is rather pleasant.

RATING: 10/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased at Orion gas station Cooper City, FL for $3.59 Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geiserich (4103) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle from fonefan, many thanks: Aroma is round and roasty, dark chocolate, dark fruits, cocoa powder. Black colour, brownish creamy head. Flavour is full bodied with an intensive roastiness, bitter chocolate, cocoa roastiness, dark fruits, plums, light alcohol notes, rum, light roasty bitterness. Light dry, cocoa finish, light bitterness, roasty. Very good.

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