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Fegleys Brew Works Insidious Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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“The Dark Lord of all Stouts”
Rich and seductively smooth with complex chocolate & roasted flavors and hints of dark fruit. We conjure this by squeezing the life from two-row pale malts, chocolate and caramel malts, and roasted barley. Then we boil their spirits with East Kent Golding hops, and unleash an English ale yeast to feast upon and transform the remains. What emerges is a black deity-sized libation that will be your portal to the dark side. Bottled conditioned for natural carbonation, you may cellar Insidious for several years for additional smoothness…though be warned, it’s temptation will perpetually haunt you. “Beware the allure of the Dark Lord of all Stouts”
ABV 9% IBU 40
O.G. 1.088

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Brown-black body, medium sized light tan head, spotty lacing. Straightforward nots of chocolate, roast, coffee, caramel and earth. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, a little thin, slightly boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (174) - - APR 4, 2014
Pours dark black, nice head and lacing. Aromas of cocoa nibs, bitter chocolate. Creamy mouth feel. Tastes of chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some plum. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (701) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Nitro draft at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, PA. Served in a pint glass, deep dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and wood char. Taste is very roast malt rich; adding notes of caramel, dried fruits (raisins, plums), faint vanilla balanced with earthy hop bitterness. Thick body, low carbonation(nitro), creamy, slick, rich with faint roast finish. Tasty solid IS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of Butters. Dark black body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, fruit and light tart flavor. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle from James - thanks! Black pour with a scattered slick of tan foam. Aroma is thin with dry cocoa, light chocolate roast, and some underlying plum. Taste is light roast and generic chocolate with sweeter, strong ale type malt flavors. Limp and thin mouthfeel. Below average for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Draft at Allentown. Pours dark brownish red with a very thin head. Smells like coffee bitterness and sweet cocoa. Tastes sweet and strong, like syrup, chocolate, molasses. Light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, plums, dates, light vanilla, and light earthy notes. Flavor is roast malts forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and faint hop bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Lightly roasted malts, light cocoa-like chocolate notes, molasses, a hint of raisin, and some light earthy and flowery hops peeking through in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A well balanced and complex impy stout with a bit of everything. T
How: Bottle 750ml corked & Caged. Consumed with some age on it, probably more than one year old.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is somewhat roasted, liquorice candy, raisins and table syrup. Taste has a big fluffy body with molasses, soft liquorice candy, some coffee, raisins, fruit cake, cacao powder, plenty of roast, lactic notes (milk chocolates), leafy hops. Well balanced beer. No alcohol presence whatsoever and a sweetness sensation that is kept in check. Mouthfeel in impy stouts do not get much better than this, big full fluffy body with plenty of very soft bubbles. This is an impy stout that focuses on drinkability more than intensity which probably explains the so-so ratings for the style. Even if nothing groundbreaking I thought this beer offered a good complexity, an engaging mouthfeel and a surprisingly good drinkability. A 750ml really didn’t feel too much, this is an easy drinking impy stout. Excellent beer, underrated, my bottle probably was probably 1 or 2 year old, so this beer might be better with some age on it. I found this one in my cellar and I didn’t even know I had it, I should organize the bottles in my cellar but I’m afraid they will form a union and demand benefits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a dark rich brown with a creamy tan head. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Full bodied and rich texture. A balanced blend of flavors including, fig, chocolate, and bourbon. Reminded me of Lost Abbey’s "The Angels Share"

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