Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,567 Ratings
Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,567
Reviews:
743
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
507
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,567 |  Reviews: 743
Photo of ChrisH1024
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a glass. Pours a beautiful black with a full creamy yet that retains carbonation. The smell left a little to be desired, but tasted of roasted malt and coffee. To me the mouthfeel was fantastic. First drink retained enough carbonation to leave me coming back and mellowed out after the subsequent drinks. Finished creamy and delicious. Overall a great Stout that is easily drinkable, especially on those cold fall nights.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of GregoryMo
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of 94Sip
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MattOlesh23
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Baldjosh
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of tdm168
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pitch black with a large, thick, dense, brown head that has good retention

S - roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, anise

T - chocolate, coffee, anise, roasted malts, some dark fruit, alcohol

M - crisp, a bit overcarbonated, full bodied

This is a rich, complex, smooth, highly enjoyable stout. There are notes of dark fruit and licorice in addition to the huge roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. I thoroughly enjoyed this offering, and I'll definitely be having it again.

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Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mrshoes
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of SavvyStudent
2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of thebouch01
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had this for a little while and found it in the way back of the cooler while I was stocking my mix a six. Comes from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a stout glass!

A: Beer pours very dark black with a huge creamy, tan colored head that recedes very slowly.

S: Aroma just flows right out of the glass with dark roasted malts, some dark fruit like plum and some smokiness.

T: sweet roasted malts and dark chocolate make up the flavor of this stout, with hints of plum and spice towards the back end with a smoky finish.

M: Creamy and smooth, the alcohol is present in the taste to a degree, but its not really that bad.

O: Good stout, got it for a steal of a price and would definitely buy this again, if I can get it for the same price ;)

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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