Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

very good
2,563 Ratings
Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Vixie
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark beer with a full tan head, nearly 2 inches with a careful pour. The head does linger a bit, overall this is what I expect a stout to look like.

Smoke, caramel, toffee, and coffee seem to dominate, also a hint of chocolate and dried fruit.

Smokey up front, then other flavors kick in. Tastes much like it smells, there's dried fruit, coffee, and chocolate in there. It is a bit sweet up front, then finishes with a subtle bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden, just shows up as a bit of warming.

Nice solid feel, fairly smooth but a decent amount of carbonation.

A nice flavorful stout. It is fairly complex, although leans towards the sweet side. This is a good beer for a cold night, it will do a nice job of warming you up. Very much worth a try, the Smokestack Series rarely disappoints, and this is a nice entry in the line.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mikerieder
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of vmdominguez
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of alexk307
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick black with a nice head and nice lacing throughout

S: Not getting anything too overpowering. Sweet, and nutty.

T: Starts off by hitting you with a thick layer of smoke. Mellows out to almost an Oyster Stout with lots of malt. Lingering taste of walnuts and smoke.

M: A little thinner than most stouts but that's made up for by a little bit of extra carbonation

O: A great beer, glad I tried it. Definitely check this out if you like smokey beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of OldRickSputin
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just by the appearance after pouring, I knew I was in for a treat.

Very nice head, massive lacing.

Mouthfeel is good..maybe a bit too much carbonation, so it feels a little thin.

Very nice all-around taste; the 9.75% ABV makes itself known. And you can certainly taste the hops in this one. Nice and smokey w/o being too dry.

I had no expectations when I picked these up, but found an excellent beer! Plus it's widely available and pretty inexpensive.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark as night with a quarter inch thick tawny brown head. Brussels lacing. The aroma is subtle but in it I detect a bit of fig and black licorice. The flavor is initially bitter with roasted barley and then you get a quick follow up of sweetness along the lines of plum and fig. The mouth is somewhat tongue prickling bitter from the barley and then you get a rush of warmth from the alcohol.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,563 ratings.
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