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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Chocolate barley molasses dark fruits (plums and dates) in the aroma. Super black body with a tan head of small tight bubbles that lasts the whole way down the glass and leaves nice spiderweb lacing. Dates, rye bread, chocolate molasses and plums in the flavor. Very delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Aroma was very noticeable as soon as I popped the top. Was even stronger during por. Taste was a bit heavy on the smoke. Still undecided on this one. I might have to rate this one again later.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours black with dark brown head and good retention. Aroma is anise, bakerís 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Iím a Bully lover, so I was anxiously awaiting the release of Dark Truth. With the Boulevard track record pairing with one of my favorite styles, how could it go wrong? Well, first there was the slight delay in the release date...but surely this would only make the beer better. Popped the 750mL bottle tonight an poured an opaque black liquid with a big, fizzy tan head with a good amount of clingy lace. Hm, very little aroma - must be the oversized head. First sip, chocolate, soap (?), plums, and just a hint of burnt sugar. What the heck is that soap flavor, and why am I having flashbacks to the bad batch of Bourbon Barrel Quad? Something went wrong at my favorite Midwestern brewery in the latter months of 2009, and Iím afraid it dragged Dark Truth down with the BBQ! Slightly overcarbonated, but nice and smooth otherwise. This one will need a re-rate when the second run comes out, maybe the kinks will be worked out and this one will really shine!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. A color of dark brown, nearly black, with a big brownish head. Aroma displays rich sweet maltiness: chocolate, caramel, dark plummy fruitiness with roasty notes. Taste is at first sweet and roasty, later some - but not much as in some imperial stouts - balancing bitterness. Caramel, plum and chocolaty cocoa feature in the rich taste. Drying finish with bitter notes. Thick, full body with a low carbonation. Nice dessert stout: rich and balanced. Perhaps hops could bite a bit deeper but still very enjoyable to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (519) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from Alko lippulaiva. Black with brown xl head. Dark berries. Roasted with alcohol notes. Lasting bitterness. Some sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Stop reading and go get some of this brew and enjoy! Poured up a dark brown colored body with a frothy thick tan colored head with good retention and light lacing. Aromas of chocolate, smoked wood, dark fruits, and a hint of hops. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Medium-bodied, lots of carbonation, dry finish with lingering flavors of dark chocolates. Would definitely pair this one up with some smoked meats!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (510) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle to goblet. ,,,appearance: Dark black color. Thick. Above avg. Tan head.....Aroma is whiskey, rye, toasted barley. ..... Taste is plum , BlackBerry, oolong tea? Some chocolate. Something a little funky and overly sour at the finish, but it doesn?t ruin it. Feel is silky smooth, with lasting carbonation. The head seems to reform every time I put the beer down with a slight drop.Glad I picked this 4 pack up in VA, since I?ve not seen it in NJ. Aging one of the bottles.Good stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2014
12oz bottle pours a black color with a thick fluffy khaki head that leaves great lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, smoked malt, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of the same things in the smell with the smoked malt vary noticeable in the finish. Mouthfeel is thick, silky, and creamy with great carbonation. One of the best Belgian style stouts Iíve had. Very complex and balanced. Very smooth and the high abv isnít even noticeable. Another winner in the Smokestack series.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (506) - - OCT 22, 2014
roast and coffee notes in aroma and taste. light sweetness and light bitterness. finish is roasty dry. Prickly feel. Maybe a hint of smoke but could be my imagination solid imp stout


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