Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

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Brewed by Boulevard Brewing Company

Kansas City, MO, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

9.7% Alcohol by Volume

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Throughout the ages, man has been fascinated by the quest for hidden knowledge, the search for the secret to transforming the elemental into the extraordinary, the simple into the sublime. Ladies and gentlemen, we present for your consideration this exotic, inky concoction, the almost magical creation of our modern day alchemists who have turned humble grains -- barley, wheat, rye, and oats -- into black, liquid gold. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espesso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a day, smoky finish.

ID: 38329 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank707
Overall Percentile98.6
Style Rank144 of 1973
Style Percentile92.7
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.894
Weighted Score3.760
Standard Deviation0.360

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  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 4.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head which dissipates quickly but leaves some stringy lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, vanilla and slight boozy, bourbon smell. Coffee and chocolate lead, with the Belgian yeast jumping in shortly after. Some woodiness and vanilla round out the flavors. This beer is rich and full bodied. A unique twist on Imperial Stouts, as the Belgian yeast adds another dimension to the flavor. The alcohol is well hidden. A pleasant surprise and well worth trying.

  • FISHINGFAST 681 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours out a extremely dark color almost back. The aroma is of alchol . The mouthfeel is thick. The flavor is is like drinking cold coffee. It's not bitter from hops but more of the coffee taste. I need to try again when I haven't drank so much. Okay starting out sobber now. This is at the thresh hold of to much hops with the blend. The taste is still fine and developes as it warms up.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A deep ebony colored beer with a big light brown-tan frothy head rises above. There's good hang time on that head. It eventually settles without much lacing. The total profile is roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate with licorice. Dry finish.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a pitch black with a 2 finger chocolate milk colored head. Aroma is heavy on the malts and roasts with hints of chocolate and licorice. Taste starts off as heavily metallic and boozy. Hints of malts but it is masked by the metallic taste. Burns good on the way down. Drinkable but annoyingly metallic.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I picked up this beer from the Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA. This beer was good, but it had a tough act to follow with the Evil Twin "Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room" Imperial Stout. After having that, the Dark Truth tasted a bit thin and metallic. Overall, still a very nice beer.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    This poured a solid black color with a beige head. The flavor contains some licorice, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor is rather bitter with some coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. The alcohol does make itself known in the finish. Overall a BIG but nice impy stout.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Can't get Blvd. here, so this was my first sample. Brought down from GA for a test tasting. I was told "stout", so was expecting something lighter like a sweet/dry, not imperial. Glad I read the label first or really woulda got me by surprise. Thick/heavy black appearance. Typical chocolate malts, coffee/toffee flavors, etc. Wasn't prepared for a sipping beer at the time, so would have to try again someday for the true sample. Really looking to try the Bully Porter or their regular sweet stout though. Drink too many of these at once and you'll discover the "dark truth"!

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I usually prefer the non-fruity type imperial stouts, but this is pretty nice. Very little hint of the abv. Aroma is slightly smoky and spicy atop chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. Tingly feel, but robust without any heat. Flavor has less smoke and a slight nuttiness. Smooth with a nice bittersweet roasty finish.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark chocolate, burnt malt, a hint of smoke and dark fruits. Did not expect the Belgian yeast but it pairs well with the normal stout characteristics.

  • CYBERCAT 10950 reviews
    rated 4.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    Pours a rich, opaque sable with a very thick and rather persistent yellowish-tan head. Nose-filling aroma has tones of chocolate, quality coffee, fresh-cut wood and molasses along with hints of caramel and licorice. Fabulous flavor is rather sweet but not cloying, like mocha made from excellent coffee and fine chocolate. A woody overtone provides a little hoppy bitterness to offset the sweet flavor, and hints of caramel, molasses and licorice round out the lip-smacking flavor. Texture has substantial body and a fair amount of tingle. Finish is fizzy and has chocolate and woody tones. Recommended!

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