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Fegleys Brew Works Insidious Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lownote (44) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Pitch black with a thin brown head. Smell is malty. Taste of alcohol, malts and a little bit of chocolate. Super drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (479) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 6-26-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a wonderful, almost pitch black color with a thin off white head. The head faded in a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter amount of lacing. Smell – The aromas were heavy of chocolate and dark fruit with some coffee notes. The dark fruit was mainly cherry and fig in nature producing and overall very sweet aroma. Mixed with these were nice aromas of some whisky and booze as well overall giving a very nice smell. Taste – The aromas that were detected were also present in the taste. The taste began with a good lot of cocoa and sweeter fruit flavors of cherry and some prune. As the taste advanced a light coffee and more roasty flavor meet the tongue. These were soon met with some sweeter fig and cherry flavors that either showed up (fig) or intensified (cherry) as the taste went on and in the end with a slight boozy flavor created a very pleasant warming/flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Creamy with a lighter level of carbonation. Very fitting for the style and quite nice for the stronger brew. Overall – Delicious. A nice strong, slightly sweeter, stout. Lots of roasty and sweet flavor here. Well worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2343) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Sampled at philly fest. Nice notes of chocolate, roast, and dark fruit. The finish was dry, but with a hint of black licorice. I enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2529) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (236) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (748) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteinSD (1336) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (1925) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - 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.


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