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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought from Specs in Austin, TX. Poured in to a Smokestack tulip. No born on date.

A - Pitch black color with a thick, and I do mean THICK, tan head that settles to a centemeter or two layer. The lacing is absurd.

S - This is not a typical stout. A strange mixture of coffee and dark fruits due to the Belgian yeast. Phenols and esters on the end.

T - Follows the nose with a lot of tartness and a dry finish. Dark fruits, alcohol, and coffee.

O - Interesting take on the style. This is a must try.

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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Bottle Revolution in Raleigh, NC.

A - Deep black with no light and a small tan head.

S - Dark chocolate, dark fruits and boozy with hints of coffee and vanilla. Some roasted malts come through more as it warms.

T - Dark fruits and nuts. Lacks the malty depth of a big IS. A firm bitterness throughout. Tasty but not what I expected.

M - Light and airy from a fine carbonation. Seems a little thin underneath that.

O - A decent beer but not the IS I expected.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Guinness tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a HUGE head, medium-brown (retention no doubt helped by the glass). The body is very, very dark and opaque.

Smell: Hops and malts both evident. The malt is sweet and the hops are herbal-citrusy.

Taste: Fairly sweet but an ashy component, too. Pretty good mix. Dark fruit, light on hops. Alcohol comes out a little bit as it warms, but doesn't take over.

Mouthfeel: Pretty full and sugary, a little dry on the tongue in the back. Mild-moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite good, worth a try.

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4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Impressive double stout from Boulevard. Picked up one of the 12oz bottles from Cost Plus and am in the process of splitting it with my wife. Poured into a Bulleit Bourbon glass (oddly enough) is totally opaque black, and barely even lets any light through. Head is dark cocoa brown and takes up about half the glass. This is a good looking beer, for sure.

Nose on this is pretty rich, almost like a quad. Raisin, fig, apricot, jammy and sweet. Flavor brings an additional level of smoke, very little detectable alcohol, and just super-malt and jam. There's a tinge of bitterness to it, but otherwise a lot of sweet jam. Sticky on the lips and heavy-bodied, expectedly.

Overall, I'm not a stout guy per se, but this is friggin' amazing. I can't imagine getting an entire bomber, but I probably will get this again and split it with somebody. Awesome beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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