Dark Truth
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,876
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,600
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.72%
Reviews:
774
Ratings:
2,675
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  128
Gots
  540
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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
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Photo of Parrotbeak
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jet black, with an eighth inch, creamy tan head that slowly thins out but remains full. Thick lacing on the glass as it goes down.
Smell is slightly hoppy, with some chocolatey, roasted malts following along with Belgian yeast. Faint vanilla. Some dark fruits in there--plum, blueberry. Cinnamon and molasses, and some faint smoke. Little bit of alcohol as well. Very complext nose.
The Belgian yeast is also detectable, giving it a nice touch. Chocolate covered raisins and espresso come in as well, with a touch of smoke on the finish. This is an excellent tasting stout.
Mouthfeel is crisp for a stout, with the finish being slightly dry. Medium body.
Great drinkability. While there is some alcohol presence in the nose, in the taste the alcohol is almost non-existent. Excellent beer.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a oversized wine glass form a 750ml bottle. After a long battle with the cork finally opened it with minimal beer loss. Have had lots of trouble with these Blvd. corks.

A - Pours a nice deep dark black co,or with a short nice .5 inch head that recedes to a thin film with a nice ring around the glass.

S - Mellow roasted hints with nice coffee aroma and some cocoa powder. Mild alcoholic ester as well. Very nice

T - Very attractive and smooth character with a nice roasted and burnt flavor profile. Nice mix of coffee and some chocolate. Coffee is very prevalent in this stout though. Some nice surprisingly oaty and bready flavors.

M & D - Very roasted character but still smooth and very creamy. Nice Co2 and nice full body. Very drinkable for the ABV and the flavor profile. A good gate to the ADS.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the 2010 Stout tasting in a Orval Chalice.

750ml corked and caged bottle.

Very black, thick dark and a equally a brown head. Nose is very belgian and sweet. Raisins and nuttiness dominate.

Taste is also Belgian for a Stout. It's really crisp and smooth. Mouthfeel is very full and super easy to drink.

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Photo of brownbeer
4.41/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting a few weeks to try this one. Took it out of the fridge probably thirty minutes prior to opening, poured into a NB snifter.

Opens with a Champagne-like pop to find an opaque, nearly black beer with a huge, frothy, brown head that won't quit, and leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma has a yeasty vibe but doesn't have any typical yeasty notes. It opens up with wood smoke, coffee, spruce, and maybe some dark, wild berry fruit.

The taste has nice roasty, smoky coffee/cigar box, and chocolaty notes that integrate nicely and linger well into the aftertaste. Rich with a very dry finish that could be packing some hop bitterness, and the creamy body beckons you to drink more. Ample carbonation, kind of belchy, but not distracting. The alcohol is sneaky, as it's not very noticeable in any aspect. This falls under the Imperial Belgian Stout category for me, with an American twist, as I would expect

Holds it own quite well, could probably use a fat sirloin steak and potatoes to really treat you right. Sign me up as a fan.

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Photo of jjanega08
2.92/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A= Pours a pitch black color with an enourmous head!!!! Possibly a gusher if I didn't pour right away. The head takes over the glass rising over 4 fingers. The heads color is a nice mocha color. The retention luckily isn't that great but it's still nice. The head dies down a little so I don't have to take a couple swigs of foam.

S= The smell is somewhat neutral. Sort of smell some typical stout smells but that may be just because I expect them. The smell isn't offensive so I can't say it's bad but it isn't really there.

T= Pretty basic taste to it. There is some chocolate roast and coffee flavors. The taste is not as intense as I'm use to. Really quite calm. There is a little bit of a grainy taste that isn't typical of most Impy stouts.

M= Over carbonated. Not the smoothest drink I've had for an Imperial stout.

D= What the hell? I'm pretty dissapointed. This is really a let down for the smokestack series. This was the most average tame stout I've ever tasted. A let down for sure.

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Photo of Rayek
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on a cold, sloppy and snowy night.

A: Deep chocolate brown. Almost black. An extremely dense and soapy tan head has great retention and leaves a goodly amount of lace. It's a very nice look.

S: Lots of pine before the beer warms up. As the temperature rises, molasses, licorice and baking chocolate come on to provide balance.

T: A pine bitterness dominates, but isn't over the top. Dark fruit, espresso and baking chocolate flavors are balanced, but muted against the hops. Alcohol adds a touch of warmth. Finishes with a lingering pine bitterness and a bit of espresso.

M: The heavy body is oily and resinous. The carbonation feels a bit high.

D: This is a nice beer that feels like it could stand some aging to balance it out. It's a very nice complement to a cold evening.

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Photo of Lunch
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 750ml bottle (2010 Batch 1, Best by 01/13) acquired from a trade with emmasdad (Thanks!) into my Cigar City snifter at the appropriate temperature (03/12/10)

A: Pours very dark brown that is pretty much black capped with a 2 finger tan head with nice retention and lacing.

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and some cocoa. Hints of coffee and espresso.

T: Roasted malts and cocoa hit the palate along with traces of coffee/espresso and some bitterness from a layer of dark chocolate. Not the most complex Imperial Stout out there but quite nice.

M: Medium-bodied with some above average carbonation, that did detract from the overall package.

D: Easy to drink and the 9.7% abv. was masked quite well.

Overall this was a nice Imperial Stout from Boulevard that may benefit from some age. I'll let the other one I have sit for a while and see how it does. I do wish that the carbonation was tones down a bit. Thanks again Dan!

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Photo of sjccmd
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Batch 1, best by 01/13....I'm happy Boulevard started providing best by dates.

Pours rich black with dark amber highlights. Really enormous head, very fine bubbles, varying degrees of tan. Recedes very slowly leaving ribbons of lacing behind. The second pour was more cautious and yielded a more appropriate head, but still pretty large.

I immediately smelled dark fruits as I popped the cork off, but the smell in the glass was pretty mellow until it warmed up. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, dates and raisins. Charred oak comes out as well. Mild alcohol warmth towards the bottom of the bottle.

The flavor begins with rich dark chocolate and coffee followed by slightly sweet dark fruits finishing with roasty bitterness and that charred oaky flavor. The multi-grain base provides a complex spicy background. Mild citrus flavors from the hops appear briefly. By the end of the beer, smoky and roasty flavors dominate.

Maybe the mouthfeel is slightly thin for the style, but it fits the beer for me. There's a lot of flavor going on so it didn't really bother me. This beer still has a nice body and is not overly carbonated.

Decent drinkability, the hop presence, roasty bitterness, and carbonation clean out the palate even though it's a sweet and sticky beer.

Another exciting beer from Boulevard. This might be my favorite of the seasonal, non limited release, smokestacks. I can't wait to see what Boulevard does next!

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Photo of Mora2000
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown to black with a large tan head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and dark fruit. There is some bitterness either from the hops or the malt. Creamy, soft thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.

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Photo of Blakaeris
2.9/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown, almost black with a massively foamy head. Huge globs of sticky lacing.

Aroma is musty charred dark grain and herbal hop.

Taste is similar to the nose with a burnt malt smokey bitterness. Coffee and sweet dark fruit make an appearance but seem overshadowed burnt quality. Finish holds more of the herbal hop from the nose and a lingering chocolate sweetness that doesn't quite work with the rest of the flavors.

Mouthfeel is light-medium in body. Unusually thin for a stout.

The Smokestack series has been great so far. However this offering was underwhelming. This stout was average, when I was expecting a really full and rich flavor.

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Photo of bashiba
2.2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured super, super, super foamy, took forever to settle enough even to drink. Enormous Head, actually to much.

The smell was thin and one dimensional, just a dark grain quality. Really lacking in the aroma.

The taste is very flat, a big burnt malt base with a dark green fresh hop flavor, just sort of a big burnt hop taste, not balanced, not complex, very underwhelming. The more I drink the more a light underlying sweetness comes through, buts to little to late.

The mouthfeel is very thin and watery.

Very mediocre, especially for the ridiculous price tag.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a Tank 7 tulip. Lots of carbonation, a little too much actually. Poured a deep black with a huge head of tan foam. Roasted barley/black patent in the aroma with some dark fruit and some hops. Big, full bodied and smooth. Roasty with lots of malt. More fruit. Complex maltiness. Long lingering finish of roasted/chocolate malt. Another winner in the Smokestack series.

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Photo of zeff80
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a opaque, jet black color with a large, ruby/brown colored head of thick, long-lasting foam. When the head eventually receded it left soapy rings of lace.

S - It had a very strong chocolate aroma with hints of plum, raisin and mild floral notes.

T - A very good blend of sweet chocolate and dried fruit flavors (plum & raisin) with a bitter hop kick. Really great balance.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A medium bodied stout with a mild alcohol warmth.

D - This is a pretty easy drinking imperial stout. It hides the high ABV very well and it quite delicious.

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Photo of katan
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml into a goblet Batch 2010-1 01/13

A- Pours a deep dark black with just a bit of amber highlights. Strong head formation, appears strongly carbonated. Mocha in color. Well retained at about a 1/2".

S - Chocolate and some roasted malts start off. Some burnt wiffs come in there as well. I also do detect a distinctly yeasty belgian yeast strain.

T - Starts off with a bit of a sweetness, but really is immediately dominated by the yeasty notes in the beer. Almost seems quad like in its yeastiness. Some booze flavors come through midstream, attached to come roasted barley. Finishes with a somewhat harsh, burnt oak and roasted chocolate flavor, with some vanilla notes.

M - Creamy beer, strong carbonation is very noticeable as well. Leaves behind a oily and clinging sensation. Finishes super smooth and silky.

D - Moderate drinkability - well hidden abv, but the abv is also quite potent. Carbonation can make it a bit filling as I go through this 750. Flavors don't overwhelm the palette.

A solid DIS that reminds me a little of their limited edition version - lots of the same attributes. The major knock I have against it, and also against the previous stout, is its abundance of carbonation - I'd like to see it dialed back a little.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into my snifter

Pours an opaque color with a very huge four inch mocha colored head. Tons of tiny bubbles can be seen on the side of the head and on top leaving to show a decent amount of carbonation. Great head retention on this beer that just does not seem to want to subside always leaving about a quarter inch of foam on top of the beer. Scattered lacing is left clinging to the sides of my glass.

The aroma is of chocolate, plums, raisins, oak, vanilla, some espresso, and brown sugar.

Taste was not as flavorful as the smell. I get upfront taste of slightly sweet malts, followed by a pretty sharp dry coffee bitterness, almost like tree bark?

Mouthfeel is full bodied with pretty high carbonation for a stout.

Overall I was not really impressed as I was expecting and definitely think there other RIS in the smokestack is way better then this one.

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Photo of whoneeds8
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium chalice black with a very thick tan head. Great retention and lacing. The scent has strong oak notes and alcohol. The taste is very smooth with warming hop bitterness and sweet malted flavors. There is a little alcohol burn, but not bad for 9%.

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Photo of FurdTerguson
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very nice tan colored head on top of an oblique black body.

Smell: Roasty, coffee, hops. Almost has a yeti-ish aroma.

Taste: First thing I thought when I took a sip was that this is like their Bully porter on steroids. Big malt roastiness is balanced by a good amount of hopiness. Breathe in air across your tounge with the beer still in your mouth and you get a good cherry and dark fruit taste. Initially you get a good malt sweetness, with hop bitterness in the middle and the end. Dry finish. Maybe a little tartness To me, the hops are a mixture of pith and spice. Just like the Bully porter, I'm a fan of this beer and will definitely buy it again.

Mouthfeel: A little bit light for the style, but I believe that this allows you to better differentiate between the hops and malt.

Drinkability: Because of the abv, not very drinkable. but what imperial stout is? I may just have to buy all of the smokestack series beers and try to age them for a year to see what happens.

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Photo of hwwty4
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a corked and caged 750 into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. This beer pours a India ink black with a solid 3 inch dark beige head that leaves seriously sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Good way to start out. The aroma is complex. Dark fruits lead off with dates, figs and plums melting into a over ripe red apple. Up next comes a subtle graininess, chocolate malts, and just a hint of espresso. Very little hop presence in the nose. The flavor is just as complex. Starting of with a base chocolate, following through with ripe apples, dates and figs, and just a subtle citrus hop at the very tail of the flavor profile. A faint roasted espresso coats the mouth with just a slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is light and creamy. I'm surprised at how light the mouthfeel is. Really great stuff. Overall all I think this is a great beer. Boulevard has been putting out some absolutely fantastic stuff as of late.

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Photo of mdcrouser
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I guess that means my glassware is clean - that's a solid three fingers of head - writing this to give it time to settle down some.

Deep black and velvety-looking, with a relatively dark tan head, which is still at a full finger, and leaving behind lace as it recedes.

Heavily roasted and toasted, with underlying dark fruits - not significant, but definitely there.

Oh, dear. This is not good. Really not good. Coming to temperature, the full spectrum of malts presents itself. But it's really the dark fruit that blows me away - mildly acidic, but unique in that it melds so completely with the roasted malts - so tasty that I will likely be extremely unproductive both before and after enjoying it. Really not good.

It absolutely envelopes your tongue, digging in its malt hooks, and hanging on for what seems like an eternity. Smooth like I can't believe, with only a bit of hoppiness to close.

All year/week/day long, I could be sitting here, awaiting a college basketball game, or watching a DVR'd movie, with a bottle of this by my side. Exceptional beer.

Update Oct. 18, 2013 - Nearly four years and two kids later, I'm drinking the second bottle I bought that day. It's been in my basement fridge ever since.

The huge head was somewhat surprising - until I read this post and it reminded me that it was to be expected.

Similar to what I wrote a few years ago, but it may have smoothed out some since - just velvety now. Every bit as enjoyable.

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Photo of JBStout
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A+ /4.9
look 5 smell 5 taste 4.5 feel 5 drink 5
750mL batch 2010-1 poured into tulip shape

Went to grab a Boulevard Brewing Rye on Rye but it was gone so on a whim picked up a 750ml Dark Truth Stout #14 in the Smokestack series, 9.7% alcohol... I'm not an especially big Boulevard Belgian series guy so I was prepared to be underwhelmed or surprised by "something completely different". Opened up the bourgeois cork and cage seal and poured "the Truth" into a tulip style glass to start the show and ended up enthusiastically consuming the bottle with minimal restraint. Next day went back and got 3 more. Leaving as soon as I finish this to grab an additional 2 before they run out. Yikes! I'm addicted. What'll I do when it's gone. Clearly Boulevard is evolving and this stuff is mother's milk so I'm hoping they wrote down this recipe run and make some more.

Pours with a big head and takes time to settle, affording time for light conversation, leaves the glass with a pretty tan lace.

This ambrosia is a beautiful brown/black liquid with a sexy silky mouth feel. Small beautiful bubbles that hang around and regenerate with a swirl so they really got the carbonation right.

I prefer my fermented beverage temperature just right and as this stout(?) warmed the "Dark Truth" became apparent. Have to say that this hits my flavor profile at just the right place. Wonderful aromas of fig, roasted grains, maltiness; flavors of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate with just a bit of bitterness to spice things up and keep you anticipating another sip; wonderful rich dark choc o lot finish without that fauxchoc taste.

Wish this had been released in December as I don't want winter to be over just yet. Must stop drinking to go buy more. PS. Capped a bottle w/about 3/4 glass left and relived the sensory magic the next day in the daylight.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL batch 2010-1 bottle served into a snifter.

Pours into the snifter a succulent deep brown. Fine, its black. Inky, Imperial Stouty black. This is a Smokestack Series beer, so one expects a lot of head. Last year's limited-release Imperial Stout has a humongous head. Dark Truth (being nearly the same beer) follows suit with its three fingers worth of thick, creamy bright tan foam. It looks like a damn souffle on top of coffee! The viscosity seems to be respectable; the lacing just grips the sides of the snifter and chokes it into submission. You can't get a better looking stout than this; I hate to give so many Boulevard Smokestack Series beers a 4.5 or 5.0 in appearance but in truth they absolutely earn those scores.

"Holy fuggg...mmm" That is a quote from me, said audibly upon first whiff of Dark Truth Stout. It seems that I was taken aback by the surprise of the fruit aromas up front, began to curse, and then slipped into a reverie as the chocolate caught up with the fig, black cherry and grassy hop scents. That was one tremendous first sniff. Going back to the snifter I can pick out honest-to-goodness grapefruit from the lupulin. What kind of hoppy beast is this? As my hands warm the beer a bit the spicy quality of the rye opens up. Roasted barley malt differentiates itself from the rye and provides a stabilizing, familiar background. This is unreal.

On the tongue, Dark Truth first presents itself with traditional Impy Stout flavors. Light espresso and, not milk chocolate exactly, but more like Hershey's chocolate syrup combine effortlessly. In their wake the hops give some grassy, spicy, noble-hopped brightness on the top of the palate. This stout has a Belgian yeast strain and damn can you ever tell. Black currant, fig, maybe some star anise all provide a substantial fruit character to this stout. It already tastes like you are pairing it with dessert! On the finish the chocolate rears back and melds with the noble hops and the distinct taste of rye to make this ashy, leathery bitterness that finishes dry. This beer is fucking great.

The mouthfeel, while perfectly competent, is the closest thing that Dark Truth has to a setback. The beer looks, smells and tastes like it should be really thick in the mouth but this is much thinner than I expected. The relatively light body helps to carry the fruit flavors and its enjoyable on its merits but I do wish that the body was more substantial. Despite my qualms you can tell that oats were part of the grain bill from the creamy quality the beer has on your tongue. The drinkability is truly insane. It sits at just a shade under 10% ABV (9.7%) and the alcohol has been Houdini'd straight out of the bottle. No fusel alcohol smell or heat at all. The flavors and finish command subsequent sips which you are more than eager to oblige.

I had massive expectations for this beer, perhaps unfairly so. See, I LOVED last January's limited-release Imperial Stout from Boulevard. This is nearly the same beer; the major differences being that spelt is no long part of the multigrain grain bill and Imperial Stout had blended into it bourbon barrel aged version of the beer (Dark Truth contains no such bourbon barrel aging). I don't miss either aspect. Dark Truth absolutely meets my expectations. I bought ten bottles and I'm going to seek out more. People -- trade for this beer, I'm telling you! It isn't going to out-flavor the barrel-aged big'uns like Black Tuesday or Dark Lord but this is a refined, surprising, off-the-charts good imperial stout that deserves to be recognized and celebrated.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle $9 I will start off by saying I was let down by this beer but I can;t expect to love every single Boulevard beer. Dark black color as a stout should be with a head that was super foamy and actually delayed my drinking. The smell was weird, a little like a stout but not much, none of the promised aromas from the label. The taste was decent but average and again not really like a stout if you ask me more like a black strong ale.

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Photo of bort11
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml corked and caged bottle, poured into a my Smokestack tulip glass, quite appropriate. Tall and chunky head, the color of cola foam. Dark tan with a hint of red. Color is a dense cola brown. Light just skirts around the outer edges of the glass, I cannot see into the center.

Smell is a little light at first. It needs to warm up a little to expand. When at the right temperature there is a mild spiciness from the hops that lingers with a dark fruit sweetness. There are some plums, dried dark berries and fig leaves. Espresso bitterness comes in strong with the taste and then shifts to a ghostly raspberry tartness.

Mouthfeel is a little light for an Imperial Stout, but the complexity of flavors makes it an after thought. Carbonation is strong and keeps the flavors agitated. There are tons of layers here. It's easy enough to drink through, but slow down and really explore. Eye popping.

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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No. 14 in the Smokestack Series

Barley, Wheat, Rye, Oats
Belgian Yeast
German Noble Hops

Like the Collaboration Pils, this one looks great. Mocha head slowly settles depositing sheets of lacing. Jet black body.

The aroma is dark and roasty with hints of fig.

Well put together on the palate. A more restrained style of Imperial Stout, flavors are superbly integrated and balanced allowing one layer after another to just leave a kiss of flavor on the palate. First I get coca-cola and toffee before things turn dark, namely dark baking chocolate. It was planted in my mind by the description on the back of the bottle, but roasted figs and espresso really are appropriate descriptors. Plum is there too.

Beyond the generally less aggressive, more subtle path that this beer takes, I think the spicy quality of the yeast and hops lend a unique perspective. Rather than balance out the rich roasty malts with gobs of the hop bitterness (like Yeti or Ten Fidy) Dark Truth instead allows a lingering spice character to round things out.

Make that the 14th superb offering in the series. Guys, you're bating a 1000.

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Dark Truth from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 2675 ratings