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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack after a meet and greet with one of the brewers at Boston Wine Exchange.

Pours a dark black with a thick mocha head.

Smells is spicy Belgian yeast, coffee and dark roasted malts, with a bit of vanilla.

I get some nice Belgian spice up front that fades into vanilla, then a subtle roasted character that sticks with you until your next sip.

My only problem with this beer is the mouthfeel. Its a bit thin and watery for an imperial stout. I'd like a bit more body on it.

Overall a solid imperial stout from a brewery that never disappoints. I would definitely buy again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into my nonic pint glass
BBD: 12/12/15

A - pretty much an opaque black pour with a monstrous, frothy caramel-brown colored head. Really tightly-packed bubbles. Great looking beer!

S - roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight vanilla and a little woodiness. A whiff of coffee grounds as well as a hint of some dark fruit (maybe plum). A little piney hop aroma comes through after the settle.

T - dark chocolate, some nuttiness but don't really get the dark fruits from the nose. Nice mild bitterness follows throughout. Booze is hidden rather well.

M - light-to-medium carbonation with a medium-sized mouthfeel. Somewhat of a dry finish with a "smoky campfire" taste.

O - nice job by Boulevard (as always imo). This stout is good! Comparable to Brooklyn's Black Choc Stout. Definitely a must try for stout lovers.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark no light shinning through this one. Nice big coco colored head that falls of so slow and laces very well.

Aroma is nice chocolate, roasted notes, sweet malts and dark fruits plums/prunes. Soft sweet smelling very soothing light herbal hints underneath it all.

Taste is sweet to start very briefly, then chocolate roasted notes kick in. Nice chocolate that linger through out, some smokey roasted notes pop up. Finish is lingering roasted notes with good fruity notes and some spice and herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is good big medium with nice smooth carbonation. Good feel for a big stout.

Overall very enjoyable the Belgian yeast make a good addition. The added fruitiness seems to go very well.

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