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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: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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


walkingstd's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
walkingstd (20) - - APR 13, 2012
Pours with thick head. First tried at naughty penguin in Queenstown. Barrel aging gave the stout a very unique flavour, none that I've tried before. Warm chocolate notes combined with delicate mouth feel from the bottle conditioning and Pinot noir flavours complete a great beer. High alcohol content masked very well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (428) - 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 (4) - - 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 (2127) - Newark, 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 (146) - 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 (807) - calgary, Alberta, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeffsayyes (24) - - NOV 15, 2014
Tried at Thirsty Koala in Astoria. Cross between coffee, wine, and beer. Intense and thought provoking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redknob (19) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
Tastes and looks like an alcoholic flat coke. Low carbonation, velvety mouthfeel. Gentle herbal notes, like a tasty version of Jagermeister. Sweet and a little smoky. Greater than the sum of its parts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1098) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4534) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, 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.


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