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Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
2,591 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:
#3,864
Reviews:
752
Ratings:
2,591
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
520
Trade:
7
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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

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

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of stouts; it is by far my favorite style of beer. However, Dark Truth left something to be desired.

Look: I use what I call "the finger test" for the look of stouts. If, held up in front of a light you can't see your fingers on the other side of the glass then it's perfectly dark! This stout pours straight obsidian.

Smell: A bit single-minded here, all I can smell is licorice. Would like more depth.

Taste: Very heavily alcoholic; the best imperial stouts mask this flavor. Underneath that is espresso, licorice, ash, and a tiny bit of chocolate. I think the ash and espresso overpower the other flavors, and I'd like a dash of vanilla.

Feel: Too carbonated for a stout.

Overall: There are much better imperial stouts for the same price. I'd drink this beer again but I wouldn't purchase it or go searching for it.

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Photo of dlin0sbb
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,591 ratings
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