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Boulevard "Dark Truth Stout" (Smokestack Series)
Boulevard Brewing Company - Kansas City, Missouri USA
Imperial Stout (ABV 9.7%) (IBU 60)

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

Rating: 3.95/5.0

Aroma: 7.5/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky jet black with a large (2-3 finger) tan rocky head that slowly receded, down to a large puddle and collar of residue that lasted throughout, creating excellent thick sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a dark roasted biscuit malt, light resin hops and a leathery Belgian yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, dark fruit (plum and black cherry), a bit of ash and a bold alcohol tinge.

The taste was rich, roasty and malty sweet with a hint of chocolate from the beginning, becoming slightly bitterer with a strong coffee presence. It then progressed further with mildly tart and fruity taste and a bold smoky alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a good long time after the swallow with a light chocolate fruitiness giving way to the smoky roasty taste that lingered on for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was quite full in body and a somewhat dry texture with an almost lively carbonation.

Overall I found this brew to be bold, tasty, enticing and vastly complex. There is not much more to be said except this is a superb brew with a fantastic drinkability. This is just another example of how good this brewer is…

Sampled: 4/30/2013
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