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


on tap

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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.

Gold - Asia Beer Awards
Gold – Brew NZ Awards
Bronze – Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Trophy – Brew NZ Awards

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graham_murphy (695) - - MAY 16, 2014
Honestly, probably the best stout I’ve ever had. Delicate tastes of chocolate and coffee. Also a slight sweetness but not as overpowering in that regard as many imperial stouts are. Balanced. Subtle. Goes down very easily. It’s expensive but I can see why.

koleminer20 (3844) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
From notes. 375 mL bottle shared at a tasting on 5 May. The pour is dark brown with some lighter ruby or garnet notes shinking through and a lighter tan head with some decent lace retention. The aroma has a strong fruity presence with good dark fruits. Raisins and plums for sure. There is also a great dark roasty malt and light caramel appeal to this. The flavor is a little more bitter and there is a light licorice presence. The dark fruits and caramel malts seem to dominate the flavor. The mouth feel is surprisingly thin, but the medium deep carbonation definitely helps. The aftertaste lingers a bit, and finishes nice and dry.

odinstyr (818) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown black with barely any head. Smells of chocolate, bread, hint of floral. Taste is sweet, moderately bitter - hint of smokiness. Dark red wine, hint of chocolate, faint coffee.

dmac (6436) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
11.2oz (I think) c&c bottle from Crossroads. Poured a dark black body with an average sized creamy beige head that never died despite about an hour of slow sipping. Aroma is charred barrel, red wine, old chocolate and burnt toast. Thinner body with super light carbonation and a touch of heat, almost has a nitro pour feel about it. Flavor is a touch better than the aroma. Notes of red wine, roasty, charcoal, old chocolate, burnt toast.

Unm4rk3d (87) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2014
Nice raisin, chocolate with a slight burned aroma. Easy to drink and a very tasty beer.

beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Another well rounded beer from Moa. Tends to the smoky rather than chocolate, coffee, or anything else in my opinion (but I could be wrong),

Handypaul (580) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2014
Corked bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown creamy to frothy head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel and licorice. Medium sweet and light to medium bitter, with sour overtones. Flavors of licorice, sour dark fruit, very bitter chocolate but no hint of ’mellow bitterness’. Average carbonation, oily texture, does an ok but not great job of hiding the alcohol, medium body and a brief sharply bitter and alcoholic finish.

ajnepple (6982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2014
12.7 oz bottle corked and caged, on sale for $3.99 at Coconuts, and poured into a snifter at home. Absolute blaster, I wasn’t even finishing unscrewing the cage. Black appearance with a rocky, light brown head, slowly dissipating, thick lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, red wine, light oak, dark fruit and earthy hops. Similar flavor, pretty rich and quite vinous, adding light notes of coffee and chocolate. Medium bitterness, mild sweetness. Medium to full body, smooth and pretty complex. A nice sipper.

Iphonephan (7198) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2014
From a bottle shared at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Vinous nose. Flavors of plums, grapes and rapeseed. Smooth mouthfeel. Heavy bodied. Light carbonation. Slight bitter finish.

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
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.

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