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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: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
December 29, 2012 - bottle at Brett’s tasting. Dark brown pour with lots of head and lacing. Roasted malt, smoke and red wine in the aroma. Taste was similar plus some wood.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (749) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours black with some head that lingers. nose is charcoal, fruity red wine, smoke, plums and black malt. first sip is similar with mild coco flavors. feels lighter than 10+%. finish is clean but a bit thin. solid Imp Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1577) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle as pictured. Dark coffee black with a very small tan head. Nose is coffee, roastiness, Taste starts off very bitter and biting, with a big burnt taste. Some tanginess and light spiciness. No coffee or burnt roastiness in a typical impy stout. The wine barrel aging tones this down a notch and gives it a unique flavoring. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (772) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Thanks for the present, Mark! Lots of pressure under that cork, watch where you aim it. Black pour with a lasting tan head. Vinous nose with wood and a background of chocolate. Very lively carbonation. Sweet tart flavors with wine and cherry chocolates. Dry finish. Great beer with an interesting twist.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from Scott. Aroma is roasty withse noticeable Pinot character. Flavor is more of the nose with a crazy champagne mouthfeel. Did I mention the carbonation was so strong that the cage broke in half under the pressure of the bottle being opened? Really unique type of imperial stout...not normal at a all. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (674) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
12.7 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Walnut Creek; cork flew out as if it was Champagne. Thick head, roasted aroma, dry fruitiness. Not for the stout purist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4557) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Corked and caged bottle poured a dark black color with aromas of roast, chocolate, and ash. Flavors follow suit with a light dry fruit flavor from the wine barrel. Solid stout overall, doesn’t taste like a 10 percent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2916) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with intense, bubbly tan head that leaves light lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, and chocolate. The flavor of the wine comes through strong out of the gate, then the chocolate note comes through. The carbonation leaves it bubbly and light on the tongue, covering the alcohol well. Interesting stuff, pretty solid for kiwis.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Very unique stout. A very odd aroma sensation for me of popped fireworks... I actually really like the taste combo of Pinot noir and stout. A lovely complexity. Finish is lightly fruity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (987) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aroma of wood, oak and charcoal. Dark black in color with a thin foam top. Strong oak, sherry, grape and coffee overtones with a pleasantly thick finish with chocolate and big booze on the finish. Overall, This is a great change of pace for imperial stouts. Strong alcohol and complex flavors. I’d give this an A+ rating.


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