Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Dark Truth Imperial StoutDark Truth Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
82.8%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 2,580 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
Ranking:
#3,697
Reviews:
747
Ratings:
2,580
Liked:
2,137
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
10.78%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
517
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,580 |  Reviews: 747
Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Xmd
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pschie1
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of caahare
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osant37
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mjhall1989
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaiyote
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EstefanJones
4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smbslt
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle $ 3.19 at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
BB 11/25/16 at 45 degrees into hand washed and dried snifter
Aroma of light smoke and plum
Head large (5.5 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy/frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular 3 mm frothy ring and partial layer
Lacing none
Body dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor begins with light smokiness which last the entire session. A slight hint of plum mingled with roasted malt shines through.
Palate full, dry, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Tuckerster
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xungmound98
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Djaklevic
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeP64
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful beer.Beautiful color and pour.Dark fruit flavor really comes on strong mid-glass.Silky smooth feel and just nicely balanced overall.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Was going to wait till 2016 to open this but decided to have it tonight. Not quite what I was hoping for. A bit too boozy and not a lot of flavor to back it up. Definitely something off about it.

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Photo of DougT
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wasso67
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a heavy earthy black with a nice brown head. Aroma is of fruity ester with alcohol and some coffee notes. Nice bitter beginning with lots of earthy flavor and good mouthfeel...like a stout should have. Alcohol is very noticeable with a bit of an astringent finish. Good beer

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 11/25/16 poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a two-finger mocha-colored heat that lingers
S: Burnt malt, cocoa, espresso, a hint of hops
T: Matches the nowe with malt/cococa/coffee but also adds a nice toffee/caramel/molasses note as well
M: Big but balanced, a touch viscous but not hot
O: A solid Imperial Stout. The only thing that could make it better is if the hops were a bit more pronounced; the dark/malt notes are great

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Photo of WuBByG999
4.62/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jrs3994243
3.29/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82.8% out of 100 with 2,580 ratings
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