Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: Boulevard Dark Truth Stout

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
9.7% ABV
Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO
12 oz bottle
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
Date on bottle: Best by 5/7/14
Reviewed on 10/10/12 

This stout pours a thick dark brown with a good frothy light brown head.  Lots of evident carbonation. Great lacing.

Smell consists of oatmeal, coffee, smoky, chocolate, alcohol, some spiciness, malt, some hops.

Taste has malt, oatmeal, coffee, chocolate, slight alcohol, some hops.

Mouthfeel is thick, dry, some hotness from the alcohol that penetrates.  Decent balance of flavors.  Some creamy texture.

Overall, this is a solid if somewhat hot tasting stout with some good dryness and a nice mix of flavors.  Has a good thickness that gives the feel of drinking something substantial.  Another good offering from Boulevard's Smokestack Series, even as it rates at the bottom of those that I've tried.  

My score: 90

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