Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Thanks theTomg. This one was simple but good. A bit thinner than would would expect by looking at it. Simply sweet throughout. Delicious. Frank (4196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
It’s a bit on the cheesy side but Dark Truth is a very fine name for a big old stout. It’s an opaque black beer w/ a foamy and long lasting head. The nose is sweet and strong w/ a sharp roast character and a bit of cardboard and alcohol. The texture is nice and creamy w/ mild carbonation but the flavor is a bit over-tart and ashy. There is a good deal of fruity complexity but alcohol and the seemingly ham-fisted use of roasted grain pretty much walk all over most of what could be enjoyable about this beer. It is too bad they wasted a good name on it. RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pours deep chocolate with a huge, dark mocha head. Nose offers lovely chocolate, dark fruits. Good carbonation, medium to heavy mouthfeel.
Intense dark coffee on the palate, lots of roast, along with some of that fruit, and a significant resiny hop finish. The rye really comes through on the finish, along with a hint of savoriness. A nice strong stout. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2011
12oz bottle... dark brown almost black, light tan head rises three fingers, good retention and lace but the head isn’t very compact... the nose is roasty with some vanilla, but has a hint of mold and alcohol on the finish which detracts a lot... the taste is charred on steroids, its almost burning way too much alcohol, how is this only 9.7%... hugely disappointing, don’t bother hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle… Pours nearly black with glints of mahogany and a mid-sized, cappuccino-colored head. The complex aroma offers fresh whole grain dough, singed caramel, dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, hints of dates and plum, a whisper of licorice and a rumor of pouch tobacco. Medium to full-bodied with nearly expired carbonation. Flavors of sweet black chocolate and gooey caramel intermingle with dried dark fruits and unsweetened espresso. Finishes carbonaceous and bittersweet, then winds up fairly dry. This sample was exposed to oxygen for a good while. I’ll give it another go when I get a replacement bottle.
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with mcberko. Pours black with a small caramel head. Aroma of dark chocolate, smoke, hairspray, and some sweetness. Flavour is chocolatey and smokey, quite hoppy with a slight whiskey quality and espresso in the aftertaste. Smooth on the palate with a mildly bitter finish. mcberko (17867) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a substantial tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, burnt notes, slight espresso and sort of a charcoal quality. Flavour is quite hoppy for a stout, with a considerably woody quality, roasted malts and espresso. Hoppy, boozy finish. Interesting, though a bit off the mark. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 7, 2011
very creamy, very smooth, would definitely need to share this one, thank god it was just a sample glass at the ACBF in Boston. Would love to have a bottle of it to really get a good sense of it properly. Boutip (6392) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and light lactose notes. Taste is also an easily drinkable mix between some lightly dry roasted malt with some lactose notes and a black chocolate finish. Body is quite full with creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Not the most complex beer ftom this brewer but well brewed nonetheless with good complexity level. fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2011 A black beer with a red tinge and a thick tan head. The aroma is plum, dried fruit, and a slight smokiness. The flavor is roasted and smoky with a rich taste of raisin and prune. Well balanced and extremely smooth despite the high ABV.