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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12.7 fl oz / 375mL corked and caged bottle. Served cool. Aroma: Very dark roasted coffee. Tiniest hints of chocolate. Appearance: Completely opaque dark brown body with a light brown foamy head. Taste: WOW. There is a lot of flavor in this one. Nice dark roasty flavor. The finish has a pretty intense toasted wood flavor. Palate: Long, luxurious, slightly bittersweet. This a beer to open when its cool, and sip on as it warms up. Overall: I can not get over that flavor. It blows my mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
On tap at Burger Bach. Keeps with the New Zealand inspired gastropub theme of the place. Pours black, tan at edges, decent head fades to thin film. Aroma is pleasant, chocolate, slight espresso, hint of pepsin and some fruitiness. Complex and inviting. Flavor is a dead on match. High drinkability for an imperial. Really enjoyable. Medium bodied, I might have liked it just a hair thicker, but this was fantastic. Worked great with the lamb burger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pour is very dark brown with red/brown edges, small mocha head. Aroma is red wine, oak, chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malt with oak that is a bit overpowering, fruit is present and provides a slight tartness to the beer. Stout in wine barrel works well for me, could have been a bit smoother as the oak a bit abrasive in the finish. Curious if this gets a bit more sour with age - would help this I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13015) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adeishaqra (45) - - JUL 2, 2013
This one really knocks you off your walker. You dont get much in the nose but once you taste....great beer with a bit of a fruity character; probably from the barrel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2210) - - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a thin off white head. Nose is floral with a little roasted malt. Taste is floral and rubbery up front with a slight chocolate and coffee finish. Palate is light and heavily carbed. This one's weird. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, red wine, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, red wine, coffee, and a touch of alcohol. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (343) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Alcohol smell from the get go, woody, the coffee, chocolate smell is very light, very dark appearance but not super black, that wood smell tastes just as good, bitter coffee after taste is left on the plate, I do also taste some fruit as well raisin or plum, you get that warming feeling as it goes down. This one would be a great one to age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (630) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2013
Nice beer to sip in front of a fire. I dont have a fire, so the heater had to do. It took me a little while to warm to this as I found the mouthfeel a little thin and the alcohol a bit rough at first. After a while it became a bit more chalky and dry, which balanced the thin acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (901) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Black brew with a tan head. Strong aromas of dark coffee and something sour. Tastes of earthy notes, roasted/toasted grains, and dark coffee. There are also hints of dark chocolate. These typical dark beer flavors mix with some sour/tart hints of dark fruit. Bitter chocolate finish. Good brew and quite powerful on the palate.

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