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


on tap

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RATINGS: 365   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle, 11/6/2014. Pours black, thin wispy head, thin ring of lacing clinging around the glass. Aroma is chocolate, lightly sweet and powdery, nutty roast, dark fruit well integrated,vinous notes as the beer warms, vanilla and wood. Taste is lightly sweet dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee, some char, lingering bitterness. Thick body. Nice, the barrel treatment adds some interesting accents.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to nothing. Dark chocolate and sour fruit aromas. Thick with dark chocolate and dark dusty grape upfront turning to hot grape in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Tap at Muddy Waters. Super dark brown pour with a smaller soapy beige head. Roasted malt, slight lactose, some sour notes. Oat richness. Fairly full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Tap at Rail Trail Flatbread, exciting hoppy nose, but thin body and decent amount of coffee ish flavor, no real carbonation that comes forth.. probably served too cold too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
375ml bottle. Very dark brown, almost black, thin brown head. Roasted, oaky, spicy aroma, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, Semi-sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Rich, smooth, roasted taste, chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla, tannins. Good balance, complex. (2014-09-24)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter darkest brown black with a head that quickly left. Aroma is sweet raspberries followed by coffee cocoa. Flavor is drier than the aroma. Alas still a nice brew from down under. Don’t get the Pinot Noir here but I am NOT a wine consumer by any means. The bitterness is more than I like in a stout. A slight funk at the finish.??? Still a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"I was really looking forward to this, but ended up being pretty unimpressed with the imperial part of it, and the barreled part. light vinous notes, maybe a bit of twang and extra carbonation, but really couldn’t tell this was pinot barreled. the stout is an ok one, but lacking in any russian imperial qualities. light and easy drinking...not what i was hoping for."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (13641) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Bottle [thanks to mista] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige to light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, lightly a touch of wine, a touch of roast but only slightly. Taste malts, lightly roast again and also a hint of wine but not a lot, bitter, slightly alcohol, slightly coffee. Lingering lightly roasty bitterness, a bit thin texture for a 10+ ABV Imperial Stout, decent body, medium carbonation. Pleasant, but nothing incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5542) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle @home shared by benzai. Pitch black colour with a small to medium sized beige head. Smells roasty, tar, coffee, hint of chocolate. Tastes some cork, roasty, coffee, chocolate, hint of red wine but it’s very feint, slightly sweetish and slightly grape peel. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A black body with a tan head that had no retention or lace. Aroma was mostly roasted coffee, some chocolate malts. The was a mild sense of leather. No Pinot noir notes. Flavor had more balance between chocolate and coffee malts. A slight ester note in the finish. Decent stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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