Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,561 Ratings
Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,561
Reviews:
740
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
506
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,561 |  Reviews: 740
Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SeanBond
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dapatte2
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of rockrob
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a re-rate after aging this beer for 22 months. It has significantly improved and I will age more.

105 characters

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Jeffrey2310
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours black with a 1 finger tan head. Big walls of lacing.

Big roast, char, chocolate

Semi sweet chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruits.

Very smooth and creamy. Nice imperial Stout with chocolate and roast.

 269 characters

Photo of eulerthegrape
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of Metatron6
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Benish
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter glass. It was jet black in color with a brown thick head. The aroma gave off some coffee but not much to get worked up on. As the beer warmed up, the aroma was instantly black licorice. Maybe some faint tobacco as well.

After drinking, it sort of made me think of a tripel or a quad - must be because of the notable dark fruits in this beer. I also detected black coffee and little chocolate. It became more boozy as it warmed up. Even the aroma was boozy. The aftertaste of the beer hung around quite a while - tasted mostly dark chocolate and black coffee.

Overall the I really enjoyed three quarters of the drink. But as it warmed up, it just became a bit too boozy and the flavor just seemed to mellow out. I'd prefer drinking this just slightly chilled, not room temp. Very glad to try. It's definitely has some differences than other stouts in comparison. I liked the aroma of black licorice and the subtle flavor of dark fruits.

 959 characters

Photo of brokentee
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Illmaticzx
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of tcblack4d
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of MacQ32
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - near black with a half finger of dark chocolate mahogany head. Decent lacing

S - sweet plums, rosary coffee and sugary Belgian yeast

T - sweet and roasty chocolate with lots of plum and fig sweetness. Aftertaste is rather bitter

M - medium boded and smooth. Little carbonation

O - heavy on the dark fruit sweetness. Not bad but my least favorite smokestack to date

 372 characters

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours very dark with big thick three finger head. Nice big bubbles and the head lasts for a while.

Smell is rich, roasty, and robust. Lot’s of coffee on the head. Bits of coco.

Very sweet and inviting.

Mouthfeel a bit ashy.

Robust coffee flavors, as well as chocolate. Hard to pick out the alcohol. Great stout.

 321 characters

Photo of tweezer159
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mrsmiley272
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of TremorChrist
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Dhamma73
4/5  rDev +1%

Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,561 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe