Max Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Known for their rich, full body and warming alcohol notes, imperial stouts were originally brewed to please the Czars of Russia. Max Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout has a smooth creamy body and a rich roasted malt character with distinct chocolate and coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11915) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Sample. Dark brown win medium size brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with an inch thick, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is thinner, oaty chocolates with a light roasty coffee. A bit smokey and leathery. Flavor is better, but still on the thinner side. Doesnít drink like 10%. Some richer chocolates and smooth oatmeal with a solid roasty balance. Light mocha flavors with some leather and the roasts seem on the edge of hard, but not quite there. Finishes dry with a roasty bitterness and a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and silky, but a bit thin at times with a light carbonation. Overall, a decent impy. Much better flavor than aroma and easy drinking for 10%, but a bit too thin IMO. Still, enjoyable and not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (1829) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pour was dark brown, not black, small finger width head. The aroma was roasty malts. The flavor was dark, bitter chocolate, some coffee and some lactic flavors. Hard to believe this thing was pushing 10% abv, as the flavor was kind of bland and pedestrian...almost like a non-imperial stout like flavor. A bit disappointing, I might say, given the name promises a bit more of an experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
In short: A nice peaty chocolaty imperial stout. Good beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention
In long: Nose if chocolaty. Taste of chocolate cake, more creamy than roasted, black chocolate, peat, good amount of grassy hops. Not much alcohol presence. Appropriate medium carbonation. This was a satisfying imperial stout. Cannot play with the big boys but considering the lacklustre reputation of the brewpub I consider this is a solid offering. I visited this Atlanta brewpub when I had to spend a night in the city because my connection flight to Rome was delayed. Thatís how I am, I try to turn any unwanted situation in an enjoyable experience. When a door-to-door salesman comes to my house I like to listen to him while sharpening a knife and smiling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(draught) black with dark tan head, some lace. Aroma of roast malt, black chocolate. Flavor is roast malt, chocolate, some coffee, slightly sweet, smooth with the oatmeal, hint of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Brown with no head or lace. Roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Roasted malt chocoffee, with a good malt bitter. Medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
on tap-pours a brown bubbly head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, leathery, ashy. Taste is dark malt-mocha/roasty/chocolate, leathery, ashy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 Location: On tap at the downtown Atlanta location 4/16/09
Aroma: : Coffee, chocolate, roasted
Palate: Too thin I thought and not well balanced
Overall Impression: On the board they called this one the IMOS, I asked the waitress what IMOS stood for and she said she didnít know! (Wow...)

The ratings here seem a bit high to me, I thought it was a pretty thin and watery stout...Not something Iím looking for in this style. Itís got a nice mix of ingredients, but the lack of body threw me off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
platzap (5) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2009 does not count
pours with thick creamy head - delicious malt good hop balance fantastic roast/chocolate/coffee flavors. great beer! Had first pour on draft at the Pub this week. Let it warm up a bit to get full impact.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: April 07, 2001
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Athens
Appearance: black, tan head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, some oily sweetness, bitter malt finish, lots of potential but too small a sample

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 16, 2003
Mode: nitro
Score: ii
Appearance: black, big tan head
Aroma: light roasted malt aroma
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: too much roasted bitterness that covers up anything else that may be going on

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 28, 2004
Mode: Nitro
Source: Brewpub
Score: ii+ to iii
Appearance: jet black, nice tan head, lotsa lace
Body: creamy smooth body with a touch of oilyness
Flavor: big malt flavor, lots of chocolate, light roastedness

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 20, 2005
Score: iiii to iii
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted
Body: body a bit too attenuaed and on the thin side
Flavor: slight roasted bitter flavor in the finish
Overall: very drinkable but lacking that something special this year, the bus?

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: May 01, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: black, big tan head, solid lace
Aroma: chocolate and roasted aroma, light caramel sweetness
Body: creamy body with a touch of oatneal oilyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice balancing roasted malt, touch of caramel sweetness, light dark chocolate, hint of espresso

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 31, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
rich chocolate, lots of dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness, heavy roast, lingering black malt bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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