MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from AJ’s Arcadia. Huge, giant head of tan foam! Wouldn’t quickly dissipate, either. Once I got thru the foam, a big aroma of red wine, black cherries, plums, slight sourness, coffee & chocolate hit me. Flavors almost exactly the same- big, in-your-face dark fruits & vinous characteristics. Followed closely by some chocolate, coffee & roasted flavors taking a backseat. In the finish, I get more vinous tartness & a good hop bitterness. Very interesting stout. Would like it more if mellowed out a bit & way less carbonation. Otherwise, a great, great brew!
TXBadger (89) - 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 (423) - 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 (813) - 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 (998) - 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 (3805) - 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.
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice complexity, Plenty of dark fruit notes, cocoa, slgith roast and lighter body which hurts it a bit.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ware House Liqours, Chicago. Pitch black beer eith a very nice lasting beige/brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, figs, caramel, licorice, roasted, chocolate, licorice, some winegum. Artificial flavor, rubber, grapes, caramel, some chocolate. I get the feeling something is wrong, since the flavors is very strange.
jpkeskinen (157) - FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a bottle at home. A good, strong tasting stout. Looks really beautiful in the glass.
andrewturba (923) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown, with a large beige head and some lace. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, and some dark dried fruits. Flavour is rich dark malts, coffee, cocoa, medium bitterness, pretty dry, some oak, dark dried fruits, pinot notes and a touch of alcohol.
gr8nhbrewer (11) - - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep complexity from the malts, hops and the expression from the alcohol, very enjoyable.