Boulevard Brewing Company Dark Truth Stout (365 Day 320)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, October 17th, 2011

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

I have reviewed a few American imperial stouts and Russian imperial stouts lately that haven’t lived up to my expectations. My expectations are based on what I have experienced and perceived as the qualities I like in those American craft beer styles. This doesn’t mean that beers within the style that aren’t overly appealing to me are bad. My nose, palate, mood, age of the beer, how the beer was kept, etc can all change what I think about a beer. That’s why I also like to do this write up the day after I have had the beer to let it all digest.

Dark Truth Stout by Boulevard Brewing Company falls into this category of beer. It is an American imperial stout that just doesn’t do it for me. It is still a quality stout as I rated above average but it didn’t make me say wow.

As I thought about the experience a bit more, I feel that a big beer should have some dark fruits associated with it. Also, not that is needed, but I am used to so many sloppy sweet messes of a big beer that I almost expect it and feel a beer is missing something. This is where Dark Truth Stout shines – not sloppy sweet and didn’t make my lips stick together with all the sugars. A nice offering that, I assume, many will appreciate more than myself. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8 (25%), Taste: 7 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 7 (35%), Overall: 7.6

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