Dark Truth Imperial Stout | Boulevard Brewing Co.

very good
2,562 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an inky black beer with a beautiful creamy, foamy head. I didn't pick up a lot of aroma but the taste is phenomenal -- spicy throughout, with notes of sweet dark fruits and coffee. Smoky with a dry finish. Easy to drink but the high ABV packs a punch. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a Boulevard tulip
Best by: 09/13/15

A - It is pretty much black. A normal pour yielded half a glass of mocha head.

S - I get some coffee and dark chocolate aromas. I also notice some smokiness. As it warms some dark fruit becomes apparent.

T - I tasted the dark fruit right away. Some cocoa comes through. It finishes with a bitter coffee flavor. A little bitter for my liking.

M - Full

O - I loved the smell. The bitter finish was not for me. I think I would have preferred this beer with some age.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Best by 12/2/15. Me drink today.

Pours a midnight dark black ale with a big beige foamy head. Decent staying power and good lacing.

Aroma is very leathery, smokey, tree sap, molasses, light pine, cola and cocoa powder.

Initial taste was very spicy though it calms as the beer warms. Very espresso forward taste and a slight fruit swallow. Baking chocolate. There is a slight spicy bite on each sip. Slightly unusual but not totally off-putting. Different.

Carbonation is definitely not lacking.

Overall I think this is a unique experience with the spice bite on each sip. Other than that, I thought this was kinda ordinary. Maybe some age on this would change my mind. Not sure.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Cost Plus World Market Palm Springs CA - 2012 edition - $3.50

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a small size frothy head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and faint coffee. There is also some fruity notes, smoke, and some anise.

Overall - Interesting blend of flavours. The smokey/fruity notes make this one a little different from your typical RIS. A good beer but I think I prefer the stereotypical flavours.

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Dark Truth Imperial Stout from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 2,562 ratings.
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