Dark Truth
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,743
Ranked #11,344
3.99 | pDev: 10.78%
Nov 19, 2023
Feb 28, 2010
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
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Rated: 3.94 by Zylod from West Virginia

Nov 19, 2023
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A quintessential pour. Dark, rich liquid, and a decent light brown head.
Strong dark chocolate notes through and through.
Slight bitterness on the finish.
Overall very good. I see more of these in my future.
Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by MikeZim

Sep 24, 2023
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I’m just gonna toss this one out there well and big: Raul does not have any dark truths. Like, you won’t see a pic of me in pink panty house and “balleting” like a goody goody gum drop. Either way, this beer is just ok. Almost a bit of a smoked meat flavor. But honesty, not terrible.

Aug 12, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by gooddaydiablo from Texas

Jun 07, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by QuintusHorace from California

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle, almost room temp, into an Angry Chair snifter. Small brown head up over dark brown brew.
Smells of coffee and burnt brown sugar.
Taste is coffee and cacao up front, everything else comes off as sublime. Nothing really up front, which means that there’s balance under the percolator.
Feels kinda thin, medium carb.
Overall, it’s OK. Nothing fantastic - but I still hold Boulevard Brewing in high regard.
Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by gonesail from Florida

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
this imperial stout was one of the best I have had. most important for me was a lack of bitterness and deep malt taste without excessive hopping. it is very dark .. pretty much opaque and develops a nice head. there is a chocolate flavor. I like strong beer and this one delivers on that. it is a great cold weather or seasonal brew.
Feb 11, 2023
Reviewed by JKENNEKE

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
January 2023. At first sight metallic taste, but after allowing it to breathe for a while, tasted much better slightly bitter not extremely deep flavor palette, though it is rich tasting, not overly powering.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by mothmanscott from Georgia

Dec 14, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a very dark color with a slight tan head and lacing
Aroma has molasses, malt and espresso hints
The taste follows the nose with a molasses, malt and espresso flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A nice well balanced stout
Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Oct 08, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by sbuck from New Mexico

Jul 11, 2022
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Reviewed by chemicaltranshumanist from Georgia

3.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Got an engaging, well-balanced mix of flavors (coffee the clearest, but by no means overpowering), but the taste and feel are significantly overshadowed and cheapened by the oversweetened nature of the bear. A little spicy bite that reminds me of mulled-wine, the beer is pitch black and a little more viscous than average. They nailed the proportion of grain flavor, clear and present without being overpowering or stealing center stage. Smokey flavor present but not noticeable unless you're looking for it.

Overall: A little better than average, a solid fallback but not something I'd seek out.
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by StretchZep from Ohio

Apr 10, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by Chris_Taps

Feb 03, 2022
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Reviewed by FrMatthewLC from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
The look is pure black. It doesn't seem to have a much head as I'm used to with a stout.

Strong malt and alcohol flavor as expected. The hops flavor is less than some imperial porters or stouts. The yeast gives it a slightly dry taste.

Some of my favorite beers are imperial porters. This is good & I'll likely buy it gain, but not quite in my top 5.
Jan 24, 2022
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 2737 ratings