northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in snifter. Dark black colour with brown head. Aroma is fruity, sour, faintly reminiscent of nail polish remover, but overall actually an appealing smell. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, dried fruit. A solid flavourful stout.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle. Pours a very brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of pine, chocolate, liquorice, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with a little mustiness to finish. Some oak and roasty malt. Mildly bitter with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely.
cgarvieuk (18111) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark roast ... bubbly tan head ... soft light malt roast ... sweet roast ... dark malts ... little chocolate ... light dark roast ... soft bitterness ... light hint of yeast ... nice and easily drinkable
Beerenberger (1577) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hint of olives in the fragrance - unexpected but welcomed. Tarry black color with a tarry taste and a medium to heavy body feel. Rich and rewarding. Here's what they say. "Roasted English malts provide a deep, rich texture, Belgian yeast bestows plum-like fruitiness, and German hops add spicy aromas as Dark Truth Stout mellows to a smooth dry, smoky finish." I agree!
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chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle: Pours a dark black with a thick tan head that sticks around, then changes into an oily top, compared to the coat of oil on dark roasted coffee beans. Aroma is complex with chocolate and caramel malts, floral and citrus hop with a hint of charcoal and vanilla. Flavor is complex as well with a nice blend of flavors that matched well with the aroma deScription. Smooth, thick and great to drink with a slight alcohol finish. Very nice, best beer so far from Boulevard for me.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with large tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate, maltiness. Medium-full body, don’t really notice the alcohol. Sweet and roasty up front, drier on the finish with some dark fruits and maybe hops. Lots of interesting elements perhaps not all in ideal balance.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. super pitch black with only a touch of brown int he edges. heavy tan head. the aroma plays like fig roasted with some brown sugar on top and some pit fruit from that Belgian yeast. The taste is light and sweet but finishes much more roasty and coffee. Just a touch slick palate. little sour and booze in the end. odd mix of belgium and brit style.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: best by 07/27/13. Poured black with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. The flavor found roast, dark fruit, and hints of spice and coffee. Medium to full body, roast aftertaste, and a hint of alcohol.
Beerdrinker79 (1774) - Idaho, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours inky black with a huge dark mocha colored head and spiderweb lacework coats the glass, beautiful looking beer in my tulip. Aroma is chocolatey and dark fruits, prominently plum, mildly spicy. The taste is creamy velvety chocolate with a sweet dark fruitiness, mildly dry bitterness, espresso coffee is there too. Body is huge, creamy, carbonation is medium. Great beer, what I love about it is the Belgian yeast doesn’t overpower any of the other flavors, everything blends wonderfully, will savor my other three bottles.
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. 2010 vintage. Black appearance with a dark brown head. A touch fruity (plum, grape), mild dark chocolate, light caramel aroma. Earthy, grassy hoppy, roasty dark chocolate malty, anise, Belgian yeasty, mild coffee, bandaid flavor with a touch of smoke on the finish. Honestly, I really don’t enjoy stouts with a Belgian yeast.