Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.99/5
2,584 Ratings
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:
#3,730
Reviews:
748
Ratings:
2,584
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
518
Trade:
7
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter glass.

A: Dark brown to the extreme - essentially black - and opaque. A thick creamy tan head with great retention. Streams of visible carbonation bubbles up the sides of the glass.

S: Mocha, pipe tobacco, and dry roasted malts. Overall fairly low.

T: Sweet chocolate, medium-roasted malts that have less bitter than the nose suggested. Some tobacco and green coffee. A touch of dark fruit and cacao at the end. Roasty and hop bitterness with some citrus fruit character in the hang. The dark fruit and cocoa aspects increase as this warms through the drink.

M: Nice full, rich creamy body and carbonation. The alcohol presence is quite restrained.

O: Well, this sure looked great in the glass, and has a solid mouthfeel. The taste leaves something to be desired to me. The hop profile doesn't mesh well with the other flavors. Still a decent beer.

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Photo of Mdaniel723
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdwhitney
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rarigney
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianstrong2
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrauTotenkinder
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour dark. Smells and tastes like chocolate without being overly sweet, more bittersweet. Medium bitterness. Head about half inch slowly dissipates. Mouth feel slightly heavy appropriate for style.

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Photo of dee4maine
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a take on imperial stout! By adding Belgian yeast, such a great layer of complex dark fruit was added to this beer. The mouthfeel could have been a tad more silky but overall, an incredible stout to partake.

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Photo of clm9
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sohearn
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amb3do
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ASoftMachineMan
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a four pack and poured from 12 fl. oz. bottle to snifter.

Look: Pours dark brown with two finger khaki head that dissipates to lacing. Has a somewhat "thin" appearance for an imp. stout

Smell: Molasses and black coffee on the nose, trace hints of blackcurrants and plums.

Taste: Follows the nose with the molasses, plums, and blackcurrants all forward. Relatively crisp finish with mild lingering bitterness. Back of the tongue gets plenty of black coffee and spicy noble hops.

Feel: Medium bodied with light carbonation, some lingering syrup on the tongue.

Overall: An overall decent, widely-available imp. stout. Very easy drinking for its abv and style, good introduction to the style for those unfamiliar.

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Photo of chillin
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

I tasted the beer a few years ago, and this time the beer seems to me to be totally different.

Totally different take.

In a Stone snifter, the beer pours a very dark opaque chocolate color, with a 2Fhead.
Very nice looking beer especially in this glass.

Aroma: roasted malt, fruit, some chocolate and dates/raisins.

The mouth feel is quite malt forward and smooth.

Taste is excellent: transitioning well from the aroma, dried fruit, heavy roasted malt, chocolate.

Solid bitter finish.

Best to start out colder, and with warming appreciate the more enhanced flavor.

Great beer. Not sure about the last bottle I tasted. I have another in the cellar.

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Photo of jmmochowski
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cjstoutlover
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Antg8989
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black. Brown head. Tiny bit of lacing. Aroma is coffee beans. Taste is plums, raisins and dark chocolate. Feel is chewy. Not as silky as expected. Overall very good.

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

The appearance was a nice dark brown/black color with a one finger off white foamy head that hangs around for a good one minute and slowly dies at a nice pace leaving some light trickling lacing. The smell was rich and malty through some nice Belgian spices adequately gracing my nose. The taste was sweet and luscious with some nice dark fruits amplifying the Belgian spices that came out in the nose that ends up adding a decent chocolate background coming out in the aftertaste and leading to a dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium and has an acceptable harshness pervading through on my mouth and tongue, nothing obscure just noticeable. Overall, I say this is a wonderful beer well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a finger and a half of tan head. Smells of roasted coffee and roasted malts. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, and a little bittersweet chocolate. Medium bodied with medium-light carbonation. Overall this is a pretty delicious imperial stout.

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Photo of monty79_1997
3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,584 ratings
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