Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,562 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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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.74/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Jet black with rocky tan head that leaves spotty lacing throughout.

S: Expresso, tobacco and herbal aroma's.

T: Burnt coffee, dark molasses and hint spiced dark fruit carry on to a dry talc-like finish.

M: Medium bodied, but lacks any complexity due to its high astringency. I get the sensation that I just smoked a hot cheap cigar.

O: This beer shows more of its belgian yeast complexity and drinkability when it is consumed on the warmer side, but didn't impress me to say the least.

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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. It's a really nice looking pour. Very black (of course) and a massive frothy mocha-colored head that sticks around for a short while. The nose is quite interesting. I definitely get some smoky notes on the nose. The first thing that comes to mind is beef jerky. Underneath the smoke, I get some char, burnt notes, and a little coffee.

Interesting flavor on this beer. The smoke promised by the nose is definitely there. I have a fairly low tolerance for smoke in beer, but I do not find this objectionable. It goes well with the typical double stout flavors of dark fruit and roasted malt, rounding out the bitter and sweet flavors very nicely. The sweetness recedes a bit at mid-palate, letting the bitter burnt and smoky flavors carry through the finish. Feel is about average for this style.

An interesting beer, but not one that will please every palate. I haven't had a double stout like this one before. It has a unique flavor (to me) and drinks very nicely. I would probably try this again someday.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out pitch black with a huge mocha head. Decent lacing.

Dark chocolate, plum, earth and a hint of booze.

Chocolate, toasted pumpernickel bread and dark fruit start this beast off. Earthy and grassy hops balance it and give it a nice bitter balance. Alcohol shows up as it warms, but it never overwhelms. Thick and smooth, on a touch too much carbonation.

For the price this is one hell of a brew! Might even hit my top 5 traditional imperial stouts. You want the dark truth, this beer is awesome!

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,562 ratings.
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