Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
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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: 4.5 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Jet black with half a finger of mocha head that settles quickly.

S - Not at all what I was expecting. Raisins, currents, and figs dominate the smell on this. Spices, roasted malts, and a hint of dark chocolate are present in the background. More of the aroma I would expect from a dark Belgian.

T - Lots of dark fruit in this one as the smell suggested. It's pretty roasty and smokey as well and the alcohol is certainly present. This is a very different imperial stout than what you'd usual expect.

M - Medium bodied and creamy with a lot of carbonation. A bit too much on the carbonation, but it adds to the uniqueness of this beer.

I've never had an imperial stout quite like this. The dark fruits, warm alcohol, and creamy body make for a very pleasant beer. Really impressed with this one.

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 2,624 ratings