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RATINGS: 744   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
tvazteca (20) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2012
This is a beast. Pours a lovely black with brown head sticking to the glass. It smells of faint hops with serious malts. The taste is equally delicious, with a slight taste of belgian yeast. Mostly some amazing stout qualities. One of the best.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aaron68 (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
355 ml bottle @ home, July 08, 2014. Beer from a tulip glass. Beer bought @ "Vinmonopolet Vika", Oslo. Black in color with a beige head and medium carbonation. A bit alcohol up front. Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,dark chocolate and some soy sauce and dark dried fruits. Tastes malt and coffee and has a bit crisp and bittersweet touch. Nice for us who love coffee. Probably even better in taste if served with some dark chocolate or a chocolate cake made of real Belgian chocolate. Tastes

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours very dark ruby with a big creamy tanned head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, red ripe fruits, soy, liquorice and chocolate. Smoooth and full bodied. Taste is rich deep red fruits, lots of liquorice, lovely late night beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
A very bitter almost herbish imperial stout. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Thick but slick texture that doesnít lean too much on the side of creamy or syrupy. Dark bitter chocolate and poignant roast. Light booze and a hint of caramel. There is some light sweetness on finish. Bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (635) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
DWG; Pour almost black with sediments and a lasting, lacing tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, strong coffee, licorice, dark dried fruity and dark chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitter with a warming, sweet chocolate and coffe lasting finish. Body is full, texture is silky thick, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (510) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Creamy tan head. Thick black pour. Roasted malt and coffee nose. Big bitter coffee flavor offset by a strong amount of malt. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ERB92 (223) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, leather, dried fruits and licorice in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a interesting, complex beer with a good rich flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small off-white head. Nose is licorice, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, grains and hints of leather. Taste is salty licorice, dark chocolate, grains, leather and hints of coffee and dark malts. Medium body and carbonation. Very balanced, smooth and nice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (403) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Along with coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits, Imperial Stouts often try to play up smoky flavors. This has to be done with care, though, as smoky notes tend to be bitter and heavy. Thatís not the case at all with Boulevardís Dark Truth Stout. The smoked malt flavors are far and away the best element of this brew. Rather than being acidic, the smokiness is savory, malty, and elegant. Mingling with bitter chocolate and booze-soaked fruit, the smoke taste is complex yet highly approachable. Dark Truth would be right at home with barbecued red meat and would probably be even better with a good cigar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Big brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty resiny soy sauce and chocolate aroma with earthy licorice notes. Dry-sweet resiny roasty chocolatey taste with spicy crisp bread and soy sauce notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy, velvety smooth mouthfeel. Dry roasty resiny chocolatey aftertaste with burnt strawberry candy notes. Interesting, drinkable, and very, very nice. I really like it. (0.355l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Pours black with a fizzy brown head. Musty, Smokey aroma. Complex taste with plum, molasses and smoke.


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