beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Another well rounded beer from Moa. Tends to the smoky rather than chocolate, coffee, or anything else in my opinion (but I could be wrong),
Handypaul (196) - - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown creamy to frothy head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel and licorice. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter, with sour overtones. Flavors of licorice, sour dark fruit, very bitter chocolate but no hint of ’mellow bitterness’. Average carbonation, oily texture, does an ok but not great job of hiding the alcohol, medium body and a brief sharply bitter and alcoholic finish.
fluffyPillows (12) - - APR 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
All that and a RIS to boot. The malt explodes with deep roasted notes, a soft hop backbone supportive and delicious.
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7 oz bottle corked and caged, on sale for $3.99 at Coconuts, and poured into a snifter at home. Absolute blaster, I wasn’t even finishing unscrewing the cage. Black appearance with a rocky, light brown head, slowly dissipating, thick lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, red wine, light oak, dark fruit and earthy hops. Similar flavor, pretty rich and quite vinous, adding light notes of coffee and chocolate. Medium bitterness, mild sweetness. Medium to full body, smooth and pretty complex. A nice sipper.
Iphonephan (3153) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Vinous nose. Flavors of plums, grapes and rapeseed. Smooth mouthfeel. Heavy bodied. Light carbonation. Slight bitter finish.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown almost black, not much head. Pinot noir on the nose, with some spice too. The wine is very present on the palate, with a hint of oak and sweetness on the finish.
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of very rich maltiness with some vanilla, espresso, and coffee notes. Taste is a complex roasty maltiness that has some perfectly balanced hopiness. Some warm liquor and hop bitterness on tip. Appearance is a very dark amber with a bubbly head that retains fairly well.
Caytinator (935) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, corked. This beer was pretty good even though I admittedly expect a lot from Imp Stouts these days. The pour, and appearance were on point, and while the aroma wasn’t as full as I expected, nothing unpleasant. The taste was similar to others I’ve had with all the usual flavors, but the palate was maybe just a little bit thin compared to others. Not a bad beer at all, I’d definitely try others from Moa.
mathieuc (1225) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by czar, thanks a lot bro! Pours a dark purple-ish brown with an offwhite rim that leaves really light lacing. Nose is of grapes, roasted malt and generally fruity. Taste is fruity, not tart but has a really gentle acid edge. No awkward sugar, roasted malt and some winey notes. Body was medium, mouthfeel almost juicy and the alcohol is warming but not "hot". Nice!
czar (4261) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours medium dark brown reddish with a small light beige head showing some retention and lacing. very peppery and boozy, burnt hazelnuts, dry molasses, harsh and bitter coffee, bit of smoke, muted vinous character if not some red fruitiness, hint of vanilla. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body, bittering coffee and peppery finish. pinot noir seemed like a good idea.. or maybe better suited for another type of ris.