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Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

English malt. German hops. Belgian yeast. Isn't it ironic to see it called an American Stout? There's 12 ounces to drink, so time to dig in and slowly sip away. On to the beer:

Beer is ink black and topped with an inch of mocha colored head. The retention on top is good and it yields a show of settled lace. With one whiff of the aroma, you can get the Belgian accent. Of course, there is the standard note of faint chocolate from the malt. There's also the note of yeasty prunes, some roast, and...is that a kiss of rubber? Or some oddball aspect of the yeast?

First taste, a pleasant smokiness. It's yeasty too, though not quite Belgian Dark Ale yeasty. Quite fruity, with plums and red grapes, which compliment the smoky flavor. A slight astringency from the malt. The warmer it gets, the less astringent the beer becomes. It's full bodied, thick, with modest carbonation. For its size, the alcohol is hidden well too.

Boulevard Brewing isn't afraid to take some inspiration from across the Atlantic. Keep it up guys.

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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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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,599 ratings
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