RATINGS: 933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1203) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a brown head that lasts on the sides and laces. Aromas roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and some boozey warmth. Flavor is roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit and warmth on the end. Medium bodied, lingering roastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (810) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Appearance is opaque black with 2-finger width creamy head with excellent retention and nice sudsy lacing. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, late coffee. Palate is medium bodied with smooth, creamy texture, soft carbonation and balance of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, this is great all around. Sweet, to be sure, but with enough roasted bitterness to balance it out and the mouthfeel and look are fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (279) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2016
This is nearly perfect...could be a tad thicker but it has everything else. Sweet taste with a tingle..nice aroma. A very pleasant glass of stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2632) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Black pour, fairly large tan head with good lace/retention. Aroma is Belgian yeast, chocolate, licorice, chalk, anise, darker fruit, spicy hops. Medium to full body, moderate to high alcohol, soy, licorice, chocolate, darker fruit flavor with Belgian yeast. Interesting take on an Imperial Stout from the US.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3174) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2016
From the 12 FL oz bottle acquired on a trip to Texas. Black as night heady pour. Lacing. The aroma brings out a dark malt sweetness as well as a notable boozy character. The body is full. The taste is nicely dark and roasty but like the nose the booze lingers. But it is still quite excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1475) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2016
This Boulevard Smokestack Series: Dark Truth Stout was good in all the right spots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10895) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2016
12 oz can. BB 11/Aug/2018. (Boulevard Brewing Co) Kansas City, MO.
Black color with a nice thick creamy tan head. Looks really gorgeous. Licorice, salt, roasted malt, sweetness and mild hops in the aroma. The flavor is licorice, salt, cough syrup, licorice drops, roasted malt and some hops. Pretty nice. Not amazingly enjoyable but okay. A bit simple for an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaBeer1972 (1864) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Small bottle from Julios. Pours out jet black with a lacy tan head. Aroma of sweet plum, roasty malt, smoke and earthy woody booze. Flavor is super complex and very tasty. Layers of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, spicy fruit, herbs and smoke. Thick and chewy body. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5445) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
Black with red hues, huge beige brown head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, honey, fruit, flavor of chocolate, fruity, caramelly, sweetish, medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidezdonz (359) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 19, 2016
A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 24th February 2017, and poured into a snifter glass. It poured a pitch black colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly but left some nice lacing. Aromas of roasty coffee, chocolate, crme brle, caramel, some dark fruits like plum and fig and a touch of smokiness. Tastes similar to the aroma except the dark fruits and char smokiness are more prominent whereas the roasty coffee and chocolate notes are more in the background. There is also some bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation and a dry finish. Overall this was an interesting Imperial Stout. Body was a lighter than I prefer and carbonation perhaps a tad too high. But still definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (5314) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 061016. Hints of smoke and chocolate are the first things that you notice with this beer, apart from the deep space black colour. This is an awesome beer that sits in the mouth and leaves a long slightly burnt aftertaste in the mouth.

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