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


on tap

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5146) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, plums, raisins, floral notes, and light spice. Flavor is dry, roast malt base with milk chocolate, faint espresso, dark fruit esters, and faint floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4809) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft. Pours opaque very dark brown with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Smells buttery and strongly of alcohol, hints of sweet chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation. Tastes sweet, like chocolate, syrup, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap at Kloby’s. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is peat, earthy and herbal hops, roast malt, plums and prunes. Flavor is malt forward with tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, peat, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
No date on the bottle, poured into snifter. Black with a big foamy head. Smell - slight nail varnish. Body medium to light for the style, and a bit foamy. Taste - dry tannins up front. Barrel has taken over but is still toned down. Harsh on the stomach. It’s not bad but I feel like all this gained from the barrel aging is sharp tannins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1089) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours black with a thick, creamy, tan head. Nose is strong on anise with backdrop of coffee. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet coffee and bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Mild carbonation. Quite nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2928) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
375 ml bottle purchased at The Craft Beer Outlet in Philly on June 20, 2013. Black, medium head. Aroma of dark chocolate with field fruit, very sour. Taste sour fruit juice, licorice and dark chocolate, slightly bitter with no sensation of alcohol. The Pinot Noir influence makes it a mellow but still very flavorful and balance Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle@blackdoor. Black, low carbonation. Dark roasted malts, a bit of pencil, vanilla oak. Dark berries. Really roasted malty flavour. Soft smooth, but dry, a bit of dark cola, salt licorice,, gasoline, garage. Long finish with some oak.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Kind of sweet start here, some dark fruits actually, light mocha notes as well. Quite nice. Bit of boozyness as well. Feels quite smooth. Light on the roasted notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
A solid Imperial Stout with a purely dark viscous pour and a dark tan head filled with big and tighter bubbles. The nose is well roasted with notes of espresso and chocolate as well as vanilla and woody notes. A bit watery in the mouth with a lack of full bodied ness. Sweet and robust with espresso notes. Pretty good brew overall, but a bit thin and lacking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown with tan head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and unfortunately a lot of cherry cough syrup. Cherry cough syrup dominates the flavour with licorice in the background. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or it just isn’t to my taste, but yeah didn’t care for this one.

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