overall
95
48
style
Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 382   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

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3524) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
375ml green bottle, corked. Black pour, sturdy and lasting light brown head. Nose has chocolate and cocoa, a bit fruity. Taste has cocoa/chocolate, caramel, coffee, light fruity note, touch of liquorice. Some bitter hops, heavy roast and some warming alcohol and winey notes on the way down, bit of oak. An interesting Imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5522) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Une lgante bouteille de 12.7 onces. Une robe fonce et sa tte brune trs bien prsente. Une dentelle qui sinstalle chaque gorge. Un nez qui souvre sur des notes boises, rties et chocolates. Sy retrouvent galement des parfums de petites baies acidules et des armes pics. En bouche, ce liquide imprial mlange habilement les sueurs de la barrique avec des malts rtis, des notes plus douces et de subtiles notes dherbes aromatises. Au palais, je perois un corps de moyenne amplitude avec une texture souple et un ptillement modr. La finale est persistante et se fait principalement sur des notes boises, fruites et chocolates assez tranchantes.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours dark black with some tan foam. Nose comes forward with apple skins, ink, some hops, oak, and soil. Flavor is charred oak, tannins, bitter, generally reminds me of burnt meat from a grill. Medium bodied with really hi carb and a difficult finish as the flavor continues to linger. This is not a good beer. Serving type: bottle 06-12-2012

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Awesome imperial stout, bought at whole foods, thanks SW2013, super rich with coffee and mocha, yum

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (1068) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
From notes: Poured opaque black with a 1-finger mocha-colored head. Roasty coffee aroma with tannic and woody notes underneath. Full body, a touch thick, with a light astringency to the finish. Coffee flavor with a nice roastiness. A wine-like note appears beneath before the coffee returns at the back. A woody note lingers on the tongue, with a wine-like note as well. The pinot becomes more pronounced as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4181) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
375 ml bottle from World Market. Nose is chocolate, tobacco, and tiny hints of coffee and oak. Black with a small tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter with a little white pepper and some tobacco. OK but not a very appetizing BA stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (871) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Black with a thick tan head. Big malty nose. Sweet and smooth. Very choclaty and smooth. Big bitter hop and roast finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23999) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa, roast, pinot barrel is evident, some licorice. Flavor: bakers chocolate, licorice, pinot barrel, dry biscuity character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (4185) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized creamy off white head that persists forever. Smells of chocolate and caramel with a light roastiness and a hint of vanilla. Dark pitted fruits and a bit of grape skin round out the nose. This smells more like a sweet or a milk stout than an imperial. The flavor is lots of caramel and chocolate maltiness with bits of vanilla and pitted fruits.There is a vinous component and a hint of wood and alcohol as this warms. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Not exactly what I was thinking of when I bought this but it was a nice sipper just the same.


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