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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Imperial Stout is a very strong, upfront and rich beer hopped to over 100 IBUs. Aged with French oak, this beer not only displays coffee, mocha and smoked cedar characters but also some sweet and savoury notes unique to Moa Imperial Stout. A great beer to cellar and age.

Tasting Notes
Moa Imperial Stout is a very strong, bold upfront and rich offering of a famous beer style. Aged with French Oak, this beer not only displays coffee and mocha charters but also some sweet and spicy notes. A tannin like finish and an oak induced mellow bitterness makes it a serious stout. Moa Imperial Stout is best served just below room temperature in a tulip glass.

Awards
Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Gold – Brew NZ Awards
Bronze – Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Trophy – Brew NZ Awards


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (844) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From notes: Poured opaque black with a 1-finger mocha-colored head. Roasty coffee aroma with tannic and woody notes underneath. Full body, a touch thick, with a light astringency to the finish. Coffee flavor with a nice roastiness. A wine-like note appears beneath before the coffee returns at the back. A woody note lingers on the tongue, with a wine-like note as well. The pinot becomes more pronounced as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3960) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
375 ml bottle from World Market. Nose is chocolate, tobacco, and tiny hints of coffee and oak. Black with a small tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter with a little white pepper and some tobacco. OK but not a very appetizing BA stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (655) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Black with a thick tan head. Big malty nose. Sweet and smooth. Very choclaty and smooth. Big bitter hop and roast finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16409) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft. Very dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of vinous cocoa, light licorice. Taste has anise, dark roast, chocolate, dark fruit. Smooth and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (768) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, pinot barrel is evident, some licorice. Flavor: baker’s chocolate, licorice, pinot barrel, dry biscuity character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2978) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized creamy off white head that persists forever. Smells of chocolate and caramel with a light roastiness and a hint of vanilla. Dark pitted fruits and a bit of grape skin round out the nose. This smells more like a sweet or a milk stout than an imperial. The flavor is lots of caramel and chocolate maltiness with bits of vanilla and pitted fruits.There is a vinous component and a hint of wood and alcohol as this warms. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Not exactly what I was thinking of when I bought this but it was a nice sipper just the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewballs (214) - USA - NOV 25, 2013
I had this at the HEB Central Market place, thought about it for a bit. Then saw it later that day at a SPEC’s and had to have it. Dark, coffee color. Espresso notes. Laces your glass quite well. Full-bodied. Sweet but has a bite at the tail end. Smooth, hazy after taste. Thick and rich. As far as Imperial Stouts, this one is good! Great brew for a cold night. My only issue is that the bottle needs to be a little bigger, bomber size would work.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGuy84 (17) - - NOV 25, 2013
Dark and inviting with a moderate tan head. Lighter aroma than expected. Taste is oaky with dark fruit and roasted coffee. Thin for an Imperial Stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours opaque. Aroma is faint but slight roast. Flavor is very winey. Yuck. Why put an IS in wine barrels. Not pleasant. Not to style and just not enjoyable. Alcohol is very up front. Finishes thin and very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6753) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a semi-opaque very dark cola. Smells solid; dark malt, oak, pinot noir, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer.


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