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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a 375ml bottle. Chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, ash, leather. This smells oxidized, I think it is the barrel. This is very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (912) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a huge tan head that lingers. Big aroma, of roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, and a wine bite. Taste is complex, with sweet malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee, wood, sour grapes, and booze. Lingering wine and malt notes. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Black, nice tan head.Nose of roast,chocolate,licorice notes. Softly carbonated roast profile.Hints of anise & dark fruits.Medium aloholc heat, big bitter end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnnyRay (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 The beer poured a rich dark brown, almost black with a touch of red at the bottom of the glass. There was a very thin layer of head which faded to nothing. The smell was of chocolate & coffee, maybe bit of malt. It tasted amazing, really complex with chocolate, coffee, oak & roasted malt combining for a very enjoyable smoky, lasting, warming flavour. The alcohol was well hidden. Well worth the purchase - I’ll look for this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap @ Malt and Vine in Redmond, WA, USA.. Essentially black with a thin, interestingly-almost-white head. Nose is sweet and rich, a lot of dark fruit aroma. Favor is sweet with decent complexity of dark dried fruit and roast, maybe even candy sugar and bubble gum. The harshness of hop, alcohol and burnt malt one might come to expect in an imperial stout is much milder in this beer. Rich but deceiving in its alcoholic strength. Enjoyed this try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjohnny (521) - - SEP 1, 2013
Wood, malt, wine aroma. Pours very dark with a quickly fading tan head. Slight smoke (from the oak?). Red wine dryness countered with a rich velvet feel at the same time. Roasty. Malty. Hints of esters and a bitter cocoa sensation on the finish. Interesting combination. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dansrc51 (46) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Interesting beer. Pours black with a slight rose color in the head. Strange mix of aromas from grape to coffee. Heavy palate with a dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy tan head that lasts awhile. The aroma is strong roast, oak, and dark chcolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, chocolate, oak and light smoke with lingering dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1854) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color without much head. Flavors of chocolate, but a little harshness from the alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
htnicholas (50) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Poured from a 12.7oz bottle. Jet black with a tan well retained head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, and raisins. Carbonation is light and the mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily. The initial taste is slightly sweet with chocolate, coffee, malt and a very slight oaky pinot noir flavor. The body is medium heavy and does not have much hop bitterness. The finish retains the slightly sweet flavor with a balanced coffee bitterness. No heat or alcohol character. An outstanding and extremely drinkable beer. I will seek out more of this beer for sure!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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