Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

very good
2,567 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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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First Boulevard beer!!

Pours out a pitch black with a nice, roasted/dark tan head.

The aroma is full of roasty notes, chocolate, coffee, big dark fruit notes as well as some smokiness.

The taste is also full of flavor. Tons of roasted malt notes, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits; plums, figs and raisins followed by a light smokiness that blends in very well. It's a bitter beer, but not overwhelming and there are some light earthy/grassy hop notes too.

The body is full and the mouthfeel is slightly creamy, but there is a decent amount of carbonation. No alcohol in the taste or smell, but there is a definite heat as it goes down.

This is a great non barrel-aged Imperial Stout! The dark fruit really helps add some complexity, but the high carbonation is a definite turn off. It's not so much to impact the beer too much, but a much lower carbonation and creamier mouthfeel would have been nice. Great beer to try though and pretty cheap!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a nice, dense looking black color with a two finger khaki colored head. Some spotty lacing.

S: Faint dark yeast an smoke aromas. Something that smells like smoked plums. A faint woody aroma as well as some burnt dark chocolate. A bit weak.

T: Opens with a light hit of hops, which was pretty surprising. Some chocolate covered plum, burnt malt, raisin, and smoke. An almost tannic
Like dryness on the finish with a hint of smoked meat and malt. Interesting.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a pitch black like all stouts with a thick, copper colored head. However, this head is more fizzy than any other stout I've eever had. Nice retention. Coats entire glass as I drink.

S-Huge hoppy nose with a kick of the Belgian yeast. Took me by surprise at first because I was expecting typical stout notes based off the color. Dried apricots make themselves known in the back of the nose.

T-Follows the nose, mostly. Hoppy, but just the right amount. The yeast is a touch too bitter in the finish but it balances well with a malty aftertaste. The dried fruit isn't as prominent on the palate.

MF-Probably the least impressive aspect. A touch too carbonated and crisp for a stout.

O-Boulevard has yet to disappoint. This is a terrific stout. The hops, yeast, dried fruits, and maltiness balance well for an exceptional brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,567 ratings.
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