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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2010
750ml bottle $9 I will start off by saying I was let down by this beer but I can;t expect to love every single Boulevard beer. Dark black color as a stout should be with a head that was super foamy and actually delayed my drinking. The smell was weird, a little like a stout but not much, none of the promised aromas from the label. The taste was decent but average and again not really like a stout if you ask me more like a black strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bblack99 (526) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2010
750ml bottle from a trade or picked up while in south bend. my forgetful self canít recall.... pours a dark cola black with lighter reddish edges at the top and bottom of the pour. head started off thick and soapy but receds to a thin film of light tan coloration.... aroma of dark roast, black licorice, subtler chocolate tones and dark fruits. stays predominantly on the richer sweeter side of the house which is about what was expected.... flavors are roasty with chocolate overtones while dark fruits play a supporting role. anise and more fruit, almost on the tart side, come into play mid-palate and beyond. a little heat detection on the backend to boot which certainly makes itself known. body is on the lighter end with soft to medium carbonation. something makes this not sit that well with me unfortunately.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Green hops with herbal notes and roast. Some chocolate. Green hoppy flavor with some lactose tartness. Dry bitter finish. A bit heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
12 oz bottle. A very nice pour, with thick and fluffy dark mocha head, good retention, and clumpy lacing. Very dark cola brown in color, yet not overly thick and oily looking as other big stouts. The unique aspects of this one come out right away in the nose. Big fresh plums and bready, nutty, rye toast. Some more fruits in there as well with cherries and pears. Also, caramel cookies, earth, and light whiskey. A very pleasant and engaging aroma. The body and feel of this beer is probably its biggest downfall for me. Thereís just too much cola-like carbonated, sugary sweetness. The finish becomes quite bitter, but thereís a decent amount of booze in there as well. The flavors are similarly complex like the aroma, but arenít presented quite so well because of the feel. As a result, the fruits, roasted, nutty grain breads, toffee cookies, and earthy-herbal bitterness in the finish, seem to blend and clump together. So much promise here. Just a bit off the mark. Could jump up to being a fantastic beer with a few minor tweaks I feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
2010-1, 01-13 A- Body is a deep, thick, viscous, opaque-dark brown nearly black color. Pours with a big cream colored head-eventually fades to 1/2 finger and leaves lots of lacing behind in the glass- a very good looking beer. S- The belgian stout has a strange nose- milk, spicy belgian yeast, dark chocolate, a hint of funk, and a hint of roasted malt. T- Taste is very similar to the nose-only comes off more as a roasted milk stout. There is an underlying hint of Belgian yeast-but the milkiness, roasted malt, and coacoa take precidence. M- Medium to high carbonation-a nice, smooth velvety mouthfeel, smooth and creamy. D- Actually overall I find this beer to be quite odd. I love belgians and I love stouts-but belgian stouts-and for that matter-sour porters/stouts or weirder to my palate than the American Black Ale. Its fairly enjoyable and yes very drinkable-but weird-the fact that this is funky and not sour is certainly a benefit. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-02-2011 03:55:38

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours black with a thin beige head. Smells great. Lots of chocolate very rich. Slightly metallic. Tastes nice slightly bitter. Not fantastic but very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Smoky malty aroma. Poured a dark brown/black color with a kakhai top and nice lacing. Taste is alcohol, chocolate, coffee, toast, and caramel. Too watery on the palate for an impy stout. All in all, a nice brew, but there are far better imperial stouts out there. Cheers

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a two finger mocha color with a great texture and decent retention considering its gravity. S: The first scent noticed is dark chocolate, before the aroma becomes more dominated by licorice and darker fruit. A slight hint of alcohol pops up, as well, along with a faint whiff of Belgian yeast. Quite good. T: Strong initial flavors of roasted malt, coffee, and licorice gives way to a fruitier midtaste. The finish is clean, likely from the yeast, and lightly boozy, with touches of lactose and even a slight medicinal tone. Fairly smoky throughout the flavor progression. It shows a modicum of complexity as it progresses, and improves somewhat. Iím torn on how to score it, the first sips are quite good, but it kind of falls apart after a few sips. It improves afterward, yet it still remains hard to drink. Thereís something off about it, but itís hard to place. M: Dry and astringent, with a good (if rather heavy) texture. The alcohol is palpable throughout, with a light tingle on the tongue, along with a warming sensation. Moderate carbonation. O: Eh, not a huge fan. Itís an okay sipper, but it just seems unbalanced and hard to drink. Iím glad to have tried it, but I wouldnít seek it out again, most likely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbatman (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
(j) chocolate, smokey, espresso (j) thin palate (j) you can taste the alcohol, 9.6abv ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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