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Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
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2,584 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: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The same guy I keep mentioning these reviews, my brother, decided to do some sort of leaning up program in order to look better naked...whatever dude...good luck- but I must say thank you- he allowed me to clear out the odd bottles of "fancy" beer from his fridge.
The highlight thus far is Boulevard Brewing's Dark Truth Stout.
Opaque black with a dark tan foam....nice smell of dark roasted barley....
The foam laces nicely as cocoa and mild fruit are moving around the palate-plum, fig, pear and maybe a touch of red apple...?
The bitterness reminds me of a strong coffee and lingers after the swallow. There is a definitive alcohol warming and flavor...but well balanced.
The body and abv mesh well...this is a very good beer.
I would love to have it on tap one day...I advise trying it if you are a fan of the stout family.
I rate this in the high 3's....maybe 3.9.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

heaven in a bottle.... ...okay, here we go...

I've had several of these over the years, and consistently they are outstanding.

Pours black. Just like it should. Leaves little dark carmel colored head to just a lacing, depending on how slow I pour. little goopey things float around which, to me, is just part of a great beer.

1 hour later... I've got ADD and got distracted -um... its gone. sorry, it was great! I'll follow up with another detailed review next time I open one, it will be quite soon!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Truth Stout pours a black color with a nice large lacing tan head. There is a weak roasted malt aroma with a sharp bite. The taste is boozy, and has a sharp malt flavoring. Rather easy to drink, and good full body. Overall its a good Imperial Stout.

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

BB February 12, 2015.

Beer is black with a large tan head. Good retention and lace.

Smell contains dark fruit, particularly raisin and plum. The Belgian yeast is really noticeable- this actually smells more like a BSDA than an imperial stout. Roasted malt is there as well, but less noticeable than the fruit and yeast.

Tasting it, I think it would be right to put this in the "Belgian Stout" category (which really should exist). The same dark fruits from the nose are upfront, along with the yeast, and the roasted malt right behind. Relatively sweet, but with an accompanying bitterness that becomes more apparent at the finish and brings a bit of a coffee flavour with it. Really a blend between a BSDA and a stout.

Full bodied, but a bit thin for the style (assuming the style is an imperial stout!). Moderate to low carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer, but you can't drink it expecting an imperial stout. The Belgian qualities are very strong.

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,584 ratings
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