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RATINGS: 926   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 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jondsimmons89 (22) - Carol stream, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2012
The aroma of a heavily sugared coffee burst from this black hefty beer. Sweet notes of toffee are immediate and strong. The warm flavor of alcohol comes through more than i would expect with such a dark beer. The beer finishes smokey and full. A good stout that i would definately purchase again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (779) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle shared with northropfrye. It is incredibly dark, light will not shine through it. A dark head. Smell is sweet and smokey. Taste is likewise sweet and smokey. I’d like to sip this beer, but if I took a large gulp it would be too much for me, just bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2012
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.

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