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


on tap

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle: The cork exploded of this bottle more so than any other beer I’ve opened. Luckily it wasn’t a gusher, but it did slowly foam up. The aroma consists of moderate-heavy smoke, light-moderate roast, chocolate, vinous notes, anise, a touch of alcohol, and and fruit. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a large tan head with excellent retention. A pretty thick sheet of lacing is left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate molasses, lighter chocolate, and light anise. There’s a hint of plum in the background. The finish has moderate smoke, roast, light vinous notes, and the slightest hint of tart fruit. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation. As lively as the carbonation is, it manages to not come across prickly at all. Overall, this tastes like a heavily smoked stout aged in wine barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2410) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
12.7 oz bottle shared with Scott. Pours a very dark cola with w medium sized tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, strong wine notes, light charr and bitter chocolate. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a deep brownish black with a nice off white fluffy head that sticks and laces slightly.... aromas are deep oak, cherry, licorice and a touch of roasted malty chocolate. On the palate it follows the nose nicely but with a bit more acidity than I imagined. Great vinous quality that balances out the brooding heavy woody stout flavors that carry the finish. Nice beer with alot of complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle, pours a mirror black, aromas and taste are very peaty, smoked grains and almonds, chocolate, nuts. Lots of lacing, good medium brown head. Warming as shit, so hot. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5967) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle with and courtesy of Vinny. Pours a deep blackish brown body wih thick tab lacing. Aroma is smoky, meat, bacon, bandaids, and peat. Mouthfeel is smoky with notes of smoke and meat. Eh. Not feeling this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8346) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
CC 33cL bottle. Pours turbid dark brownish black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is huge resiny hops, roasty dark malt, blackberry. Tastes a bit thin of palate, with a big blackberry flavor, huge hops, cacao, roasty black patent malt, and a complex finish, with huge bitter hops at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with thick chocolate head. Nose is smoked oak, roasted malt, red wine and lighter fluid. Taste is rubbing alcohol, embalming fluid, butter crumbles and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a black color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some earthy woodiness, chocolate, and some smoke. Tastes of some grapes / pinot, chocolate, earth, roast, and wood. Some alcohol in the finish, but I found it to be well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
375ml bottle. Black body with tan foam. Dry black malt, chocolate, earthy dry wood aromas. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel.Dry chocolate, wood chips, sawdust flavors with dark roast coffee--not much barrel influence, still a tasty stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Aroma is wheaty and malty. Brown but very opaque. Slightly smoky flavor with a very bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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