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:
#3,672
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
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of cjgiant
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a solid imperial stout, doing just about everything well, but nothing superlative. The beer pours almost perfect black stout, tan head, and good lacing.

It falls off in the smell. The scents I get seem to be the right ones, dark coffee, molasses, a hint of alcohol; however, I had to make an effort to pick these out.

My initial impression of this beer was of molasses. This flavor waned as the beer warmed, being replaced with a coffee and woody hops. There is also a light hazelnut taste, it seems. The body is just a bit light, maybe thinned a bit by the alcohol (which adds a little bite at the end).

Will definitely look for this again. It's a more bitter (I feel the IBUs in the beer), but very straightforward winner for the style.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Devin_Curtis
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I've been wanting a really good stout for a while now, this met the requirements for sure.

Poured very,very dark...almost like a cold brewed coffee.
Great head, dark tan in color, good retention and plenty of lacing, the glass was sticky after the beer was gone. That's a good thing in my book.

Smell was fantastic, lots of dark roast coffee, chocolate very little spicy hop character.

Taste was spot on with the smell, dark coffee (espresso even) chocolate, its a stout that's not trying to be something else.

Mouth feel: I liked the carbonation this beer has, its aggressive at first but then it dies down and the bubbles are very tiny which give the beer that "creamy" feel.

Overall this beer was really great, a true stout, no bull crap dark fruit or wood flavors, just awesomeness.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Roxie_B
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am a beer novice and actually bought this for someone else. He hated it. His loss.

Okay, so this is the first beer I've ever had. Seriously. (well, since disastrous and heinous attempts at it in college)

Appearance - I drank it straight out of the bottle so I can't comment much about the appearance. Shame on me and I will do it better next time.

Smell- I did give it a good whiff. It smelled like yeast rolls! And a little something green and meadow-y.

Taste- Wow. Just wow. Beer is...yummy? Okay, seriously. Upfront I get a little taste of that elusive green meadow thing going on. Some yeast. Then a bit of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of raisin lurking somewhere in that. Then oh my goodness bitter char and coffee. Like being punched in the mouth with a sack of coffee beans.

Mouthfeel - It coated my whole mouth in a pleasant way and left me to enjoy it for quite some time.

Overall- I am not sure what it's worth but as someone who hates beer; I love this. I would buy it again. I would drink it in a house and I would drink it with a mouse. I liked it!

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of GoldHorde
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It seems rare when I kick back with a stout that defines the adjective "stout" (as I imagine it to be)...I keep looking for that brass ring of a thick molassy mouthfeel with a bitter impact of rich espresso followed by an everlasting wool coating that lingers just like any good espresso does. One so powerful in 'presence' that EVEN a harsh $2.00 cigar 'bends the knee' in submission.

If there were such a category - let me submit this one as a candidate:

Dark Truth Stout / Boulevard Brewing Co.

Appearance: Deeply black; I think here of the 'dark matter' that plagues cosmological physicists.

Smell: Malty coffee char - thankfully not overtly pronounced in the smoked style; the smokiness of this stout lies back in a large CEO'd leather chair laughing at your puzzlement.

Taste: Deep Espresso. The deep smoke presence is not forefront but a concert hall fuzz-tone reminiscent of The Moody Blues: a definingly full, large and lingering distortion of reverb. I think this beer is speaking to me. - - - OH! and need I even mention the tardy kick of spice, stinging like cayenne; a juvenile Whoopee Cushion.

Mouthfeel: Nice. Very nice. Coating my mouth like velvet - the way a premium espresso does. This beer waxes philosophical. Keep a bottle of this handy for nights in desperate need of inspiration!

This one is going on my Top Ten List.

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4.41/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: like every other imperial stout

S: smells awesome, just sweet enough

T: Smokey and sweet at the same time, very good blend of the two

M: Very smooth

O: I had this in KC at Pierpont in Union Station. I had to order a second bottle, even after some other solid options. Very good

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