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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Known for their rich, full body and warming alcohol notes, imperial stouts were originally brewed to please the Czars of Russia. Max Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout has a smooth creamy body and a rich roasted malt character with distinct chocolate and coffee notes.

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ben4321 (6514) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2009 Location: On tap at the downtown Atlanta location 4/16/09
Aroma: : Coffee, chocolate, roasted
Palate: Too thin I thought and not well balanced
Overall Impression: On the board they called this one the IMOS, I asked the waitress what IMOS stood for and she said she didn’t know! (Wow...)

The ratings here seem a bit high to me, I thought it was a pretty thin and watery stout...Not something I’m looking for in this style. It’s got a nice mix of ingredients, but the lack of body threw me off.

4.4
platzap (5) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2009 does not count
pours with thick creamy head - delicious malt good hop balance fantastic roast/chocolate/coffee flavors. great beer! Had first pour on draft at the Pub this week. Let it warm up a bit to get full impact.

3.8
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2012
Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: April 07, 2001
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Athens
Appearance: black, tan head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, some oily sweetness, bitter malt finish, lots of potential but too small a sample

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 16, 2003
Mode: nitro
Score: ii
Appearance: black, big tan head
Aroma: light roasted malt aroma
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: too much roasted bitterness that covers up anything else that may be going on

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 28, 2004
Mode: Nitro
Source: Brewpub
Score: ii+ to iii
Appearance: jet black, nice tan head, lotsa lace
Body: creamy smooth body with a touch of oilyness
Flavor: big malt flavor, lots of chocolate, light roastedness

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 20, 2005
Score: iiii to iii
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma with a touch of roasted
Body: body a bit too attenuaed and on the thin side
Flavor: slight roasted bitter flavor in the finish
Overall: very drinkable but lacking that something special this year, the bus?

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: May 01, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Appearance: black, big tan head, solid lace
Aroma: chocolate and roasted aroma, light caramel sweetness
Body: creamy body with a touch of oatneal oilyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice balancing roasted malt, touch of caramel sweetness, light dark chocolate, hint of espresso

Name: Imperial Mocha Oatmeal Stout (IMOS)
Date: March 31, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
rich chocolate, lots of dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness, heavy roast, lingering black malt bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

3.2
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
SLightl roasted aroma. A little over roasted in the body, but not bad. A decent attempt.

3
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2004
I thought this was relatively weak and unbalanced. Some nice roasted chocolate malt flavors though. In its defense though, this is the best beer that they make.

3.4
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
Dark with tan head and spotty lacing. The aroma is fruity and roasty with some mocha qualities but not too strong. The finish is very astringent, too much black malts.

3.4
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Dark brown with amber highlights and produces a small tan head and some lace. The aroma hints of mocha, coffee, caramel, aromatic hops, and a touch of date. The taste starts twangy and displays a touch of oatmeal qualities. A lactic sourness is noticeable midway has is a buttered biscuit note. The finish has a touch od smoke, coffee, and lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is sticky but still feels thin. This is a damn good stout surprisingly, but also isn't really an imperial either. Enjoy it for what it is and for Max Lagers it's above average.

4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Pours a thick oily robust black with a dense tan head. Has a rich chocolatey mocha aroma with some hop presence. Body starts sweet with a dry coffee bean finish and caramel malt throughout. Good balance, but could be a bit thicker. Overall a very nice beer though, and one that IMO is more than 6% abv ;)

3.9
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2004
very dark color. thick creamy head. smooth, light chocolate taste. i usually hate stouts but i had some real winners during the crawl and this one was right up there.

3.5
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Draft: Light, bronze-edged ebony. Creamy, faded chocolate head. Buttery, roasted malt aroma with notes of mineral and caramel. Notably leafy with a hint of dark fruits, toasted walnut, earth, salt, and licorice. Soft, round, creamy mouthfeel. Starts with flowing buttered caramel notes amid a light hins of charcoal and roasted malt. Chalk notes are countered by the mixed berres. Caramel richness curbs the cocoa. Finishes rather weak with leafy, fruity hops and a touch of leather. Less than memorable, as it is nearly devoid of an oily body and toastiness, imparted from the oatmeal, along with the mocha, and needs more malt heft and alcohol to be among the greats.


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