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


on tap

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RATINGS: 364   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Another nice Moa. More of an easy drinking imperial stout, more dark fruits and vinous qualities than most. Probably from the Pinot barrel. Light mocha, cococa character. Creamy, oaky finish. Unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Wood, wine, and roasty aromas from this dark brew. Big, thick tan head is persistent. Full body flavor of wood, sherry, and blackened malts. Finishes dry and sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle from AJ’s Arcadia. Huge, giant head of tan foam! Wouldn’t quickly dissipate, either. Once I got thru the foam, a big aroma of red wine, black cherries, plums, slight sourness, coffee & chocolate hit me. Flavors almost exactly the same- big, in-your-face dark fruits & vinous characteristics. Followed closely by some chocolate, coffee & roasted flavors taking a backseat. In the finish, I get more vinous tartness & a good hop bitterness. Very interesting stout. Would like it more if mellowed out a bit & way less carbonation. Otherwise, a great, great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffe, molasses, red wine, dark dried fruits and smoke. Black hue with a large light tan head that stuck around and left great lace. Flavor is medium sweet and very bitter. Palate is very full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall a nice brew with a complex nose. The palate is way too carbonated for me though. I like the idea and wouldn’t ever turn one down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pdubyah (592) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 The Stout market is well served with some very very good offerings, and I’d love to say that this was one of them. The presentation is magnificent, and you could get the impression that they’re hoping that appearance counts for a bit. Sadly the contents don’t appear to be able to reach the same wonderment that the packaging promises. Shame that. and then in February I had this again, and I’m a changed man, enjoying this and thinking it was a bit of alright. Seriously alright

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dredd (772) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2012
Excellent beer. Jet black with thin tan head. Some slight hints of berry in an otherwise coffee led aroma. Flavour is viscous, oily with coffee and mocha flavours with again a hint of berry sweetness in there. Finish is long, powerful and smooth. Wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4836) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
375ml bottle. Thick and black like oil with a big fluffy head of dark tan foam that takes a while to settle. Surprisingly mild aroma for such a big beer however the flavour more than makes up for the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spittye (2) - - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
Great beer. Full of carbonation and flavor. Had a slight winey note from the pinot barrels, but it fit right into the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2012
Roasted caramel and chocolate malt flavour balanced well with good bitterness. No discernible hop flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1383) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2012
375 mL bottle. First of all, guess I should have thought a bit when I saw the bubbling as it warmed up. Anyway, cork blew off and left a mark in the ceiling as I was untwisting the cage, then the requisite foaming onto the floor (and fortunately not my keyboard). Pours black with a foamy (obviously) tan head. Creamy cocoa aroma leaning toward vanilla, coffee hint. Coffee and cocoa with a definite tartness. It’s still pretty decent, even if it’s not supposed to be like this.

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