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RATINGS: 803   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - MAY 5, 2011
12oz bottle shared with Doug and Eric at The Bayou
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Dry cocoa and tart
Taste: Tart fruits, smoke and roasted malts
A nice beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2011
12 ounce bottle at the Bayou- thanks for the smaller bottles. Pours a pure black color with a large brown head. A metallic roasted nose, some sour fruit and cocoa. The flavor is similar; a rich roasted malt, dry oats, dark fruit, some sourness. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adayale (14) - Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Boulevard Dark Truth Stout: Drank out of a snifter Pour: It pours a deep, dark, and rich brown if not black color. The head is a nice frothy looking 3 Ĺ finger head that lasts. In the glass it is pretty much completely opaque with no light showing through at any point. Aroma: Right when I opened the bottle I was able to get a whiff this beer. It has a great roasted characteristic to its aroma supported by nice chocolate notes. There is a nice dark fruit/molasses like sweetness and even a velvety vanilla aspect. I get a sense of some booziness in the aroma but just slightly mostly the chocolaty-roasted malts are the present characteristics. First taste: A really smooth mocha like characteristic is the first thing that comes across with a nice smoky dry finish. There is a slight bitterness that is balanced brilliantly with its sweetness. A nice wine like characteristic comes across which I would attribute to the Belgian yeast used. At the beginning there wasnít much of an alcohol flavor but as it warms up there is a little hint of alcohol characteristic that comes out. Strangely there is not much bitterness on the finish which goes someone against the grain of typical imperial stouts. Mostly just a nice dry smokiness that is short lived. I suppose the only main critique I would have is that I think it needs a bit more bitterness. Overall this was a very solid beer that I enjoyed greatly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (747) - Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2011
Bottle pours ruby/dark brown with thick bubbly brown head. Aroma dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, licorice. Really enjoyed the taste of roast, malts, licorice, cocoa, vanilla, molasses, dark fruits. Finish of roast, slight alcohol burn and slight hops. Somewhat bitter at first but really calmed down and I did not get the bitterness mentioned by others. Palate thick and creamy. Really a very nice Imp Stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2011
small bottle at the Saucer Little Rock, pours thick black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, smoke, charcoal. Flavor is big black and bitter, heavy roast, ash, light smoke, bitter cocoa. Nice and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a thick, dense light tan head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, molasses, black licorice, with a musty background. The flavor is black licorice, bitter roasted malt, some sweet chocolate and caramel malt. Full body with average carbonation and a thick, lush mouth feel. Pretty good beer, not the biggest black licorice fan which this reminds me of. Still a very enjoyable beer and the alcohol is very well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2011
12oz bottle from birchstick. Pours dark, murky chocolate brown out of the bottle but settles in an opaque black with a small mocha head that recedes slowly to a thin cap. The aroma is big and roasty with bakerís chocolate and espresso but has an interesting dark fruit note that I would attribute to the Belgian yeast. The taste has a light roasted character with the coffee and chocolate coming through as well as the rye, which I didnít get as much in the nose. It leads to a light spiciness in the finish that you donít normally find in an impy stout. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but comes across a tad lighter than youíd expect in the style. This is not quite the beer that the Boulevard Impy Stout is but itís still tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (688) - USA - APR 14, 2011
i am so glad this is always available in 4 packs. chocolate, chocolate, coffee, roasty, caramel, caramel, vanilla, black, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, lively, fantastic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a dark brown color with a large two finger thick tan head that took awhile to settle. Light layered lacing. Has a sharp roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a touch of licorice and smoke. Finish is dry and bitter. Full bodied. A good beer. Thanks Ty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
screigh (464) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours dark black even when held up to a light. Huge tan head with lots of staying power and lacing. Smell reminds me of sour grain. Starts off a bit sharp with carbonation and some bitterness. Wait around a bit and you get roasted grains and cocoa. I am also getting a bit of sourness.


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