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

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11476) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
This beer pours nearly black with some cola color around the edges. Thin white head that dissipates quickly to a sparse outer ring, and spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, dark fruit and wood. Full-bodied with flavors of roast malt, coffee and subtle vinous oak. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2015
There’s a light smoky component that hits right off the bat followed by some chocolate and coffee aromas. The flavor is quite smoky in the way a red wine may be described as smoky. Tannins are up front as well. Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla join the party later. This is the most unique imperial stout I’ve had.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AoxoMoxoA (11) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
An unremarkable pour, much like flat cola. No head to speak of. Oak is prominent with only the slightest hint of the pinot noir of the barrel. Alcohol (10.2%) is masked in this slightly bitter and moderately hoppy brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[6943-20141129] Bottle. Roasted malt grain aroma. Black cola body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Roasted grainy boozy flavour has a light caramel finish. Full body actually hides the booze well. Delicious. (8/4/8/4/17) 4.1
Overheard: "When people with livers leave, and you open new beer, it worries me significantly."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3199) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Lancaster Wines. Pours black with a short lasting tan head. Quite a rich coffee aroma with vinous notes. The taste is rich and tasty. There are notes of coffee and chocolate with quite a bit of hop spiciness. Perhaps a little over hopped. Not the best imp ever, but still good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1177) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours pretty much black with a foam head that reduces to a thin layer quite soon. Aroma has coffee, roast malt - and is also a bit fruitily vinous -maybe because the bottle has aged a bit. Taste has bitter chocolate, dark fruits, a bit of booze. Hops attacking as well but actually not so prominent (any more?). Very potent bitter chocolate indeed. Cocoa nibs but not very dry. Good and well made imperial stout, enjoying this one a lot.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbmartineau (5) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Strong ripe banana ester and alcohol. Very nice sweet palate with nice heat. Too medicinal

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap @ KBF. Pours a dark and opaque black color with an inch and a half of a foamy khaki head. Aroma has notes of cocoa, licorice, oak and mild grapes. Flavor is predominant notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Hints of red wine tannins, pine cones, charred wood, oak and cocoa. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting roasted note and hop bitterness. Full body with mild carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12.7 FL OZ ($6.99) Very strong Imperial Stout. Never had any beer over the 10% ABV level and this was a first. very high heat from the alcohol. its good if you’re in need of a quick drunkenness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1136) - Calgary, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened chocolate, coffee and faint pinot noir. Full bodied, medium carbonation, bitter coffee, and roasted bitterness on the finish. Middle of the road imperial stout.


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