Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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 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:
#8,577
Reviews:
768
Ratings:
2,654
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
540
Trade:
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Photo of psweendogg
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RockHop
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great, straightforward Imperial. Dark with nut brown head, not too thick. Good carbonation and a slight caramel and raisin aroma. Nice toasty and fruity flavor with some back end sweetness. 60 IBUs, but we’ll distributed; never bitter at any point of the sip. Very well-balanced and crafted beer, as you’d expect from Boulevard.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shlar
4.94/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go-to stout. It is so nice to taste (and feel) 60ibu with the body & flavors of an elegant stout. This brew is a complex one, yet very apt for being a default/failsafe kinda beer.
A seriously well-balanced stout with significant depth of flavor. It's a beer that goes to show you don't need to buy a $20 bomber to experience a truly complex-yet-drinkable brew. In fact, you can buy a 6-pack for around $13 and experience remarkable drinkability, sophistication, and complexity, as the Dark Truth Imperial Stout clearly proves.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.88/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pizzabutt
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance is an inky black with a short but very thick and creamy tan head. leaves excellent lacing. the head sticks around throughout the drink.

smell: very roasty. notes of anise, oak, and vanilla come through. has a slightly smokey aroma. chocolatey undertones.

taste: as this beer enters the mouth, strong tones of chocolate and espresso show up, as well as a very slight hoppy bitterness. as it sits and warms, the chocolate becomes almost syrupy and molasses-like. towards the end, the flavors mellow out and blend together nicely for a somewhat sweet and smokey finish.

feel: very silky and soft. stays true to the commercial description.

overall: a very good imperial stout. this is very close to a russian imperial, moreso than an american as described. it has numerous complex layers of flavor and a fairly thick body to complement it. definitely in my top 3 favorite stouts (the other 2 being old rasputin and samuel smith's imperial stout.)

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

Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - Best by 24 May 2020:

Pours very dark brown to black. A tan head has nice retention. Lacing sticks.

The smell is chocolate/coffee, licorice/anise, dark fruit (plum/prune), brown sugar/molasses.

The taste is of chocolate, anise, molasses - with roasted earthy notes, dark fruit and some dark bread. A spicy, roasted finish.

Full-bodied, silky despite alcohol.

A rich, bold, enjoyable sipper!

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Photo of tradershmulie
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional dark beer. Not too hoppy, delicious.

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Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of hman43
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown, almost black, with a brown head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: The initial aroma has some sweetness to it. It has some roasted malt and coffee notes. There are faint dark fruit notes, slight plum.

Taste: The flavor has dark fruits in moderate strength with moderate roast and low coffee. The dark fruits are mostly plums.

Feel: It has a moderately full body with a bit of harshness in the finish. This is mixed with a sweetness as well.

Overall, the malts with a bitterness that is somewhat harsh si counterbalanced with a sweetness from the esters.

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Photo of Eddyx9999
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,654 ratings