Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

very good
2,565 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pitch black, 1 finger of tan head. Looks black like coal and creamy!

S - Sweet, black cherries, hop spice. Big aroma!

T - Black malts up front, then sweet kicks in. Cream brûlée almost. Nice hop kick in the aftertaste as well, which is not always seen in a stout. Well done!

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated and smooth

O - Another great brew from Boulevard. Not a belgium style which they dominate, but another style which they just crush. These guys are good

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Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5L glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Jan. 29, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 31, 2014
Misc.: Best by Sept. 3, 2015

Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy dark tan head. Above average-to-good lacing along the sides. Great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant whiff of dark sour fruits, sour cherry, plum, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, toffee and some roastiness. But really the sour fruits dominate.

Tasted not really much like the smell. First was buttery dark malts. Also toffee, caramel, dark sour fruits, cocoa, smoky woodfire, plum, black cherry and chocolate.

Medium-to-full body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Just a fantastic beer. Loved every part of this.

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,565 ratings.
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