Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Boulevard's Dark Truth Stout is really good. But, the thing is, this is a great time to be a beer geek ... because really good stouts are everywhere. This one pours nearly opaque with nominal head and lace, the aroma is malt and coffee and chicory, maybe some chocolate. More of that in the flavor, and the smokey malt quality was enjoyable, but the label boasted of other flavors I'd notice that I just didn't pick up on (Creme brulee? Really? OK, sure, whatever.) I think brewers are trying harder and harder to find ways to distinguish their stouts. And, this was a really tasty stout, but there are a ton of really tasty stouts out there. That can be both a good and a bad thing.