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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, 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 (4205) - San Diego, California, USA - 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 (6197) - 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 (2539) - 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 (8020) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1978) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2011
This is a nice enjoyable beer. I found a 12 ounce beer at the local beer store. Not smokey.... dark enjoyable. Not sweet... just the correct balance of dark sweet hop glory!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Pours black and a vigorous pour resulted in foaming over. Dense brown head. Nose is strong but pleasant vinous fruits, chocolate, burnt malts, and some coffee. Flavor is fruity up front and comes in with some pleasant roasted malt complexities. Heavyish and full mouthfeel. Nice. I expected more carbonation given the pour but is well done. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1529) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2011
near opaque, black with a creamy light brown head. notes of vanilla, raisin, and a bit of coffee in the nose. flavor has a nice bitterness, but is relatively heavy on alcohol. coffee and chocolate are present in the flavor profile as well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (3402) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Curious looking 12 oz bottle caught my eye and made the ride home with me. Pours a deep brown color bordering on black with a huge fluffy tan head that shows moderate retention and mad lace. Smells roasty, chocolatey and dark fruity. Slight caramel and licorice and hints of yeasty esters round out the aroma. Taste is roasty, fruity, and Belgian like. Lots of dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate mixed with a quad like fruity and yeasty Belgian character. Medium to thick body, moderate level of carbonation, sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I normally don’t enjoy "Belgian Stouts" but wow this one is very well done and very tasty. It seems to have just the right mix of stout and quad character to help me really enjoy it.


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