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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Organic Moose and Squirrel is a strong and chewy Russian Imperial Stout created by blending several dark and rich malts, creating layers of fruitiness, chocolate and coffee. The hops are added early in the boil to balance out the sweetness, but not to distract from the complexity of flavors in the malt. 8.6% ABV 60 IBUs O.G. 20.5º Plato


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (687) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap @ Last Drop. Pours viscous opaque black with thick brown head. Aroma is dark roasty malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is charred chocolate malts, nice bitterness on the finish. Somewhat dry, big chocolate on the finish. Doesn’t taste barrel aged or all that complex, just big, dark, and rich. If this were categorized as just a stout, it would be top of the charts. As an imperial, it’s somewhat pedestrian. Love to see what Laurelwood could do with a barreled version of this.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2419) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bomber into Schlenkerla mini glass. Very thick black pour with dark brown head. Looks good but the beer is very difficult to drink. Its full of acrid, acidic, black malts. Eh, just too much. Finishes with bitter hops and dry coffee grinds. Its goopy unrefined. Just black patent soup.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4516) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Lasting thin brown head atop a black opaque body. Nose of coffee and blueberry mash. Somewhat harsh front with lots of malt, espresso and then goes thin. Very interesting and above average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel, chocolate, roasted grain/nuts), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/creamy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Massive malt nose is more caramelly than most renditions, and the roast is relatively low as well, so it gives it more of a big porter kind of nose...a little on the simple side, but admittedly enjoyable...liquid caramel-chocolate-nut bar. Despite the reported 60 IBUs, it’s still overwhelmingly sweet and difficult to drink much of, a problem that plagues this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Draft at Moriartys and later Strangeloves. Pitch black pour with a thick khaki foam head. Silky body. Tastes of deeply bitter dark chocolate caramels. French roast coffee. Liquorice root. Charcoal grill. Some smoke. Faint brown cherries. Campfire marshmallows. ABV is not particularly hidden. Substantial stout. Quite good. Natasha would be proud.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2148) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a medium tan head. Sweet coffee, vanilla, toast nose. Some oxidation. A mostly dry, British style Impy, dark chocolates, roast, dry earthy charred wood. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Provenant d’une bouteille. Un liquide brun casi noir avec une mousse brune durable. Un nez sucré avec une mélasse for agréable et un grain légèrement rôti. Une bouche agréable, simple avec des saveurs qui ne goûte pas le bio, de mélasse et de sucre brun. Une finale amère et rôti agréable. Très bien faite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Un liquide noir et visqueux. Une tête qui s’impose avec fierté. Des pointes collées qui ornent la paroi de mon verre. Des parfums de malts rôtis, de brioche au caramel, de pâte chocolatée, de vanille et de poivre envahissent mes narines. Des saveurs accentuées par des malts solidement foncés. De grosses notes rôties et même des éléments brûlés. Une base de houblons résineux, des morceaux de chocolat amer et du café noir. En bouche, un corps de moyenne densité avec une texture crémeuse et un pétillement normal. Une finale sèche et intense en amertume poivrée et en torréfaction. Amusant à boire. Voilà un stout impérial qui ne sort pas de l’ordinaire mais qui est drôlement bien fait.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8393) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast coffee, black licorice, dusty cocoa powder, brownie, toasted nuts and winter spices. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ Pat’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, licorice, and ash up front. Hints of dark fruit, burnt sugar, and dusty cocoa powder. Flavor is on the bitter side. Lots of big roast character and only minimal dark fruit sweetness. Plenty of roast, licorice, ash, and cocoa powder.


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