Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3.99/5
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Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Throughout the ages, man has been fascinated by the quest for hidden knowledge, the search for the secret to transforming the elemental into the extraordinary, the simple into the sublime. Ladies and gentlemen, we present for your consideration this exotic, inky concoction, the almost magical creation of our modern day alchemists who have turned humble grains—barley, wheat, rye, and oats—into black, liquid gold. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, crème brulée. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish.

60 IBU

Added by BradLikesBrew on 02-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,680
Reviews:
764
Ratings:
2,637
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
537
Trade:
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Photo of martini276
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snapp1422
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyB515
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wati47
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulFC
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark, dark, dark. Smell is chocolate, coffee, figs. Taste is an explosion of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, figs, and plums all at once. Chocolate lingers. Bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hephaestos
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmar25
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb1322
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ananddullabh
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nobel96
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not worth the price

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer cap pops when I open it and foams up a dense creamy head of 5 cm even with a gentle pour. The foam almost overtops the glass. A little worried by the amount of foam on the pour.
The aroma is dark sweet malt with roasted malt and some brown sugar and some plums with a good dose of burnt espresso too. Not any hint of booze on the nose and the hops dont show up either.
The first sip reveals a silky smooth textured beer with an average body and very fine and gentle carbonation. There is flavor of dark chocolate and again espresso and dark fruit with plums making a strong push.
the hops are absent and I only get a little bit of black pepper to give me any hint of the booze. A lingering charred note coats my palate after each swallow.
I find the beer very drinkable and enjoyable, for some reason Im not wowed by it but it is good.
Glad to have had a chance to try it.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown. Tiny tan head, with no lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt and molasses.
More to the taste. Chocolate, black coffee, molasses. Some dark fruit.
Medium-bodied.

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Photo of MetalheadBeerLover
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strix
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black with brown edges, good head that leaves trails of lace but eventually fades to nothing.

Roasted malt, caramel, molasses in the nose

Caramel, malt, molasses, dark chocolate, pine, the primary notes. A mild blend.

Suitably smooth, decently thick

Nothing extreme, a nice sipper solidly done.

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Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.79/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-Best by 25Oct2018. Consumed 15Mar2018.

A: Dark walnut head has a firm cake texture and structure with an amazing retention rate. The coloring is equally as dark, juicy plum like darkness with a lacing that provides a thick and spongey covering engulfing the vessel walls.

S: Sweet chocolate milk and dark roasted finely crushed coffee beans. Roasted nuttiness, almonds, walnuts, with some dark chocolate syrup like sweetness.

T: The flavor is deep roasted with an oily bitterness. Oaty and chewy palate feel with some espresso, burnt hop flowers, and some silty campfire minerality. Dark fruit of plums while some burnt marshmellow adds sweetness on the fade. Included is a light fare of smoky barrel woodiness.

M: Firm and silty oats compose the mouthful with an oily texture. Chewy on the hold, bubbly around the tongues edges. Roasted warmth on the tip of the tongue.

O: A very nice feel with the highlight definitely being the oily bitterness factor. Very good per style, decent range and depth of bitterness. Very good, does not feel 9.7%, a sturdy stout, but doesn't quite feel like a massive offering like BCBS or Big Bad Baptist, then again no light weight either. Falls somewhere in between. The truth is out there.

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Photo of omparker
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a solid black color with about 3/4 inch of light brown head that had good retention and very good lacing.

The aroma was mostly dark malts, some roast, and a hint of licorice.

Very similar on the tongue, along with a slight coffee note.

The body was notably thinner than I expect in a big stout, but still solid.

Drinkability was good, the beer drank smooth and easy, with no alcohol bite. Overall, a very nice example of the style, certainly worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of Declanisadog
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Barrel-aged version would probably be pretty good.

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,637 ratings