For weeks prior to Thanksgiving, people were asking me which beer I was going to have with the turkey & latkes. I thought about it for some time, before deciding that the best beer would be the Boulevard Dark Truth Stout. And then I forgot to chill the beer and only realized it as the turkey was being served.
So here I am days later, trying the Dark Truth Stout and I am struck by two thoughts: (1) this is a great rich stout and (2) it would not have gone well with the turkey (or latkes).
The Dark Truth Stout has loads of coffee and a significant kick from the 9.7% abv in the brew. But this beer is more than just a coffee like stout. There are complexities and flavors within the brew which need to be sipped and enjoyed. The beer poured dark black, but with many inches of foam that looked almost like a chocolate milkshake. The first sips were coffee and then the alcohol flavor kicked in, followed by warm spice and more bitterness.
This is not a beer for those who prefer lagers or lite beers. But if you like stouts with full body, this is worth spending the $3.49 for a bottle.
Boulevard Dark Truth Stout is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Kansas City, but the bottle I purchased did not have the certification mark on the label. If you would like the LOC from the Va'ad, please let me know and I will email it to you.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew, please follow this link -http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/56469.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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