Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
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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Photo of ikantspel
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a hangar 24 snifter

pours a motor oil black with a reddish khaki head. sweet lacing is showing near the rim

belgian yeast, dark ripened fruit, dark cocoa, and light coffee bean nose

taste is a slightly bitter belgian yeast mixed in with some smokey roast coffee. alcohol is barely noticeable.

can be a very dangerous beer as the ABV is deceiving. great offering from boulevard.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a snifter

A- Poured black with a thick frothy mocha colored head(nice thick froth stuck around for a long time) that left amazing glass coating lace

S- Big plum, raisin, some bubblegum/belgian yeast aromas, and a lot of alcohol

T- Big raisin, plum, and phenolic belgian yeast character, quite a bit of burnt coffee bitterness, dark cherry, and big alcohol presence.

M- Big full mouthfeel, unbelievably silky,creamy, and smooth. Very soft and sexy mouthfeel. Nice warming on the finish. The perfect mouthfeel for a big stout.

O- The mouthfeel and appearance on this beer are world class. Definitely much more along the lines of a belgian strong dark ale in flavor and aroma, but with the mouthfeel and appearance of a stout. It has a lot going for it, but the flavor profile is not really jiving with me enough to seek this out again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 2012 poured into a snifter.

A: Motor Oil, black as night with no head. A caramel/deep brown 3 finger head that slowly dissipated looks mouthwatering. Some alcohol legs showing on the glass as well.

S: Chocolate, very rich, roasted coffee, and dark malts. I wish I had given myself more time to allow this beer to warm up, perhaps I'll edit my review on my next one.

T: Smooth milk chocolate right away. Strong bitterness thrown in there as well. Some muted dark fruits are present. Some of the traditional Belgian yeast characteristics come through as well. Esp on the sweetness after taste. As it warmed up, became very sweet, almost too sweet for me.

M: Full bodied, sticky and thick. Leaving it on the palate reveals strong bitter dry finish with Belgian fruit after taste.

O: A very nice addition to Blvd's line up. The chocolate is strong initially with hops coming in and finishing it off. Belgian yeast leaves a strong after taste that's quite nice. Overall solid beer that comes in a 4 pack and priced to move. Nothing to complain about here.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Zorro
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black near lightproof beer with a medium sized brown colored head.

Smells sweet and fruity with berry, chocolate and brown sugar all in there. Over ripe fruit and pepper in the ethanol fumes. Slight coconut and caramel scents.

Starts out sweet and yeasty with a charred grain after taste but no harshness. Smooth flavor, mostly chocolate and a little boozy in the mouth. Little bit of berry but this is very much a chocolate biased stout. Not bad but a little lacking in complexity.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall a good stout. There are better ones but I can say I would not hesitate to try again.

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Photo of guityler83
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black as norwegian metal. no light shines through even when held up to a light bulb. The small head that formed when poured into a tulip glass was a milk chocolate brown color.

S: Sweetness hits me first in the aroma, maybe the belgian yeast?. A slight bit of roast and alchohol is aparent also. As it warmed up the roastyness was combined with some coffee and the sweetness edged off.

T: The dark chocolate malty flavor combined with the belgian yeast charecter makes for a unique experience. It's like a dark chocolate candy at first but then as it lingers on your pallet it becomes slightly fruity (plums?) Let this beer warm up and it gets much better. Not much of the alcohol warmth I'd expect from a beer nearing 10% abv.

M: I'd expect a stout this dark to be very smooth and with lots of body, however i get a chalky like texture. yeast again?

O: While I like the idea of a belgian stout, Dark Truth doesn't really do it for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours obsidian with a colossal tan head

Chocolate, molasses, cake batter, fruity yeast, alcohol

Pretty complex. Starts off bittersweet chocolate, moves to roasted coffee, licorice and spiced fruit. Boozy finish

Smooth and creamy. Excellent.

First product from Boulevard and didn't know what to expect. Complexity is finely tuned, as no one element overpowers another; malt and coffee are duly represented and know how to share the couch with licorice and hops. A dank, interesting stout I plan to buy again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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