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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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


Kabonski's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kabonski (40) - - FEB 18, 2013
A very interesting beer to say the least. You can smell and taste hints if red wine. It's not to overpowering but you can't help tasting it with each sip. Also has a smokey and slightly bitter flavor mixed in. The beer has a silky texture and pours with an off white colored head. Like I said, it's interesting but worth a try! ---Mr. Dizzle


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (1057) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Deep brown with brownish head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roast, some wood and wine. Sweetish flavor, woody, some roastiness, notes of coffee, soy sauce and red wine, bitterish, dry. Medium to full-bodied. Very pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (9561) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, wood, some dark fruits, a bit of alcohol. Great sweet flavor, with chocolate, roast, wood, some dark fruits, and a bitter finish. Full-bodied. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (301) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Pours dark brown with minimal/no head. AROMA: rich malt, vinous, earthy, floral, dark fruit, woody, bready, molasses, grapes, boozy, mild sweetness, phenol, and light herbal hops. TASTE: rich malt, vinous, earthy, floral, dark fruit, woody, bready, molasses, grapes, boozy, mild sweetness, phenol, low carbonation, spices, light chocolate, little citrus, hop spice and slight peppercorn. AFTER TASTE: vinous, hop spice, dark fruit and woody with a medium thickness boozy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Taste of toasty smooth barrel aged malt, some coffee, dark bittersweet cocoa notes. Black, opaque and Medium /full body. warming mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimtheeagle (1) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
Bit of a wollap, first glass was fairly averagish, the second really bought out the chocolate and plums and that punch from a 10.2% By the time I finished the 500ml bottle (NZ $6.59) I was a convert. Full bodied, full flavoured and great aftertaste. Sits well in my 8oz glass like a 1983 Mobil. value for money... look no further!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 6 Nov 2012 -- The barrel aged wine flavor adds a unique layer. Definitely interesting.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (498) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Aroma: oak, coffee, chocolate, vanilla Appearance: clear black, brown head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, coffee, chocolate, roasty Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Damned good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (524) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 25/06/15. 50cl bottle, shared. Clear dark brown in colour with a frothy beige head. Medium to full body, medium to soft carbonation. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Good flavour profile - coffee, malt, berries, and a little chocolate and oak. Sweet, slightly oily with a nice bitter aftertaste. A pretty well balanced imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredfa (177) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 21, 2015
Encorpada, potente e licoroza com pouca formação de espuma. Aroma é muito bom. Percebe-se um pouco do alcool. A Nova Zelândia tbm faz boas cervejas. Uma das melhores RIS que já provei. O custo benefício não é bom.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homebrewilly (8) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Outstanding! Looks like motor oil with a very small tan brown head. Smells like a fruit salad. Chocolate up front, and then more chocolate with coffee in the aftertaste. Very malty, only slightly bitter with very fruity hop flavour. Cherries, plums, peaches, basically a fruit salad of hops. Warm going down, and very drinkable for such a strong beer. The oak tannins are slight giving it a slight wine taste. At $6.99 NZ for a 500ml bottle at 10.2% alcohol this is a steal!


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