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RATINGS: 811   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours black with a copper tint in direct light. Chocolatey tan head. Poured a large frothy head inch and half. Looks very good in a glass and the head holds for a long time . Aroma of roasted malt, smoke and faint hint of chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate , mild coffee, something fruity is detectable. Medium bodied. Finishes clean a really good stout and 9.7 alcohol and the flavor masks it well

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours black with dark brown head and good retention. Aroma is anise, baker’s chocolate, Belgian yeast spice, bleu cheese, figs, plum, roast. Taste is aggressively roasted coffee, bubblegum banana buried deep within, tons of Belgian spice but comes across as waaay to roasty. Body is light, creamy, highly carbonated, complex roasted fruity bitter finish. Overall, not really my thing. This seemed a bit unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1734) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
10oz Bottle poured into a Sniffer glass- Pour is a Dark black with a tan head, Aroma is Dark fruits and coffee with chocolate..Has a very Bold taste..Palate is lingering Raisin,espresso and roasted Malts. This is a damn good Stout, I would grab this again without hesitation

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barbarino2000 (81) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 More enjoyable than i expected. A little light in the middle, but leaves you with the taste of tasty fig and espresso.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Pours an opaque black with brownish-red, creamy head. Moderate coffee and black licorice aroma with ever so slight smokiness. Creamy, lingering palate with light, soft carbonation. Boozy and slightly sweet up front with very long finish with mild but very apparent bitterness. Very good stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Au nez c’est très prometteur avec des notes florales, chocolat, figues, prunes, espresso. Les stouts de type belge sont souvent complexe et très aromatique, la Dark truth en fait clairement parti. En bouche c’est follement onctueux avec l’éventail original de grains utilisés. Le reste a déjà été bien décrit par Blvd Brewing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 12/2011 3R6P tasting. A nice beer but one that is really eclipsed by so many fine examples in this style. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet chocolate syrup, roasty malts and smoke. The flavor was bitter, dry and very roasty with notes of coffee, vanilla, cocoa and floral hops. The finish was long, dry roasty and floral with cocoa and Dr Pepper lingering. Moderately full bodied and heavily carbonated. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours with a four finger tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses and chocolate nose and flavor is more molasses with chocolate, then a light burnt molasses aftertaste. Decent imp stout. $3.49 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Best by Jul 2013.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours opaque black with huge brown head. Aroma is roasty with faint hints of coffee, chocolate, and burn caramel. Taste is dry, dark roasted malts with some coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate. The body is lighter than you want for this kind of beer. Not bad overall, but it doesn’t really stand up well to other Imperial Stouts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle at Flying Saucer. Pours a dark brown with tan head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with flavor of smoke coffee and chocolate. Easy to drink, avery good Imperial stout from Boulevard.


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