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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014

Bottle 375ml. corked.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - whisky, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, roasted, smoke - wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131012]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate. Thick malty, chocolate and light sweet caramelish. Bitter and roasted dark malty finish. Smooth, dry and roasted brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
Bottled@HBF2013. Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, raisins, some wood, vanilla and some sugary notes as well. Flavour is liquorice, mild roasted malts, some ripe fruits and mild hoppyness as well. Nicely balanced and quite fresh imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
16th March 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, big pale tan head. Light dry palate. Dry and mellow dark malt.Touches of cream, toffee and roast. Just a very light trace of red wine. Bubblegum ester streak seems out of place. Finishes dry. A but dry and could have done with a stronger barrel presence.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Taphouse by Brewerkz, Singapore
Dark color, almost black, with creamy beige head. The aroma is dynamic, delicate nutty malts and some good hops. The body is weaker than other Imperial Stouts; good balanced flavor of roasted and nutty malts, with some chocolate; also the hopping shows its good qualities; the final is balanced, moderately resiny; overall the sweetness is very limited; hints of wood and coffee, tar.
Not very Imperial, not very Stout (more a strong Brown Ale), but it’s an excellent beer that grows into you.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep fruity blueberrry chocolate roast ... dark malts ... heavy roast ... rich and dark ... chewy roast ... dark chocolate ...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee and bitter hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
(Draught) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, anise, and black cherry. Flavor of coffee, anise, black cherry, peat, vinous, oak, and smoke with a dry, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft. Very dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of vinous cocoa, light licorice. Taste has anise, dark roast, chocolate, dark fruit. Smooth and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - 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


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