SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Smells of coffee, mild dry tartness, and some solid oak. Taste is bitter coffee, a little bit of oak, and chocolate. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Moa Imperial Stout finishes with a mild semisweet chocolate flavor. Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
The fruity notes is what sets this one apart. Lots of that rich roasty, coffee, and chocolate aroma with a faint fruit. The rich taste is no surprise but the overall fruitiness is impressive and different. Oh yeah, and it’s really got some fizz... 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 it’s cool, and sip on as it warms up.
Overall: I can not get over that flavor. It blows my mind. 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. 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.
bu11zeye (13029) - 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. adeishaqra (45) - - JUL 2, 2013
This one really knocks you off your walker. You don’t get much in the nose but once you taste....great beer with a bit of a fruity character; probably from the barrel. 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 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. Mrnoluv (354) - 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.