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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Imperial Stout Barrel Reserve is a very strong, upfront and rich offering of this famous Moa style. Aged in oak Pinot Noir barrels, this beer not only displays coffee and mocha characters but also some sweet and savory notes unique to Moa Imperial. This award winning Stout is seasonally produced and available for short periods each year.

Tasting Notes
Moa Imperial Stout is a very strong, bold upfront and rich offering of a famous beer style. Aged in Pinot Noir barrels, 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Tap at Kloby’s. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is peat, earthy and herbal hops, roast malt, plums and prunes. Flavor is malt forward with tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, peat, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1700) - WALES - OCT 25, 2013
No date on the bottle, poured into snifter. Black with a big foamy head. Smell - slight nail varnish. Body medium to light for the style, and a bit foamy. Taste - dry tannins up front. Barrel has taken over but is still toned down. Harsh on the stomach. It’s not bad but I feel like all this gained from the barrel aging is sharp tannins.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (634) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours black with a thick, creamy, tan head. Nose is strong on anise with backdrop of coffee. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet coffee and bitterness. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Mild carbonation. Quite nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2501) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
375 ml bottle purchased at The Craft Beer Outlet in Philly on June 20, 2013. Black, medium head. Aroma of dark chocolate with field fruit, very sour. Taste sour fruit juice, licorice and dark chocolate, slightly bitter with no sensation of alcohol. The Pinot Noir influence makes it a mellow but still very flavorful and balance Imperial Stout!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle@blackdoor. Black, low carbonation. Dark roasted malts, a bit of pencil, vanilla oak. Dark berries. Really roasted malty flavour. Soft smooth, but dry, a bit of dark cola, salt licorice,, gasoline, garage. Long finish with some oak.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2431) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Kind of sweet start here, some dark fruits actually, light mocha notes as well. Quite nice. Bit of boozyness as well. Feels quite smooth. Light on the roasted notes

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
A solid Imperial Stout with a purely dark viscous pour and a dark tan head filled with big and tighter bubbles. The nose is well roasted with notes of espresso and chocolate as well as vanilla and woody notes. A bit watery in the mouth with a lack of full bodied ness. Sweet and robust with espresso notes. Pretty good brew overall, but a bit thin and lacking.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown with tan head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and unfortunately a lot of cherry cough syrup. Cherry cough syrup dominates the flavour with licorice in the background. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or it just isn’t to my taste, but yeah didn’t care for this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 121013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11127) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, 10.2%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, coffee, liquorice, little dusty, hop, notes of alcohol, caramel and a little bitter.


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