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

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 371   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2569) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours a light brown, three-finger head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark roasted malt nose, flavor is earthy malts and bitter chocolate, hints of pinot noir. $5.00 for a caged & corked 375ml green bottle from Vinodivino Needham, MA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass to drink. The beer had a wetter, watery pour with a very dark brown to black color with a deep brown-ruby red hue and a smaller, dark tan creamy head with shorter retention, but very good cling and lacing. Its aroma had strong toasty notes of chocolate, coffee and mocha, some molasses and caramel, along with some earth and oak tones. The taste was a blend of lightly sweet chocolate and caramel that quickly yielded to a strongly bitter coffee and oak effect. A beer with a thick, watery mouthfeel and consistency, but quite dry and intense on the palate with a noticeable presence of alcohol. Very strong, deliberate flavors; my first official beer from New Zealand.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with perfect retention and great lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light dry bitter notes is perfectly balanced against some nice vinous notes. Taste is also dominated by roasted malt with some light dry bitter notes and some excellent vinous notes which really dont clash. Light black chocolate notes can also be detected. Body is light for style with perfect carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Magnificent marriage of different flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7135) - Utah, USA - MAY 16, 2014
12.7oz c&c dark green bottle picked up at North Boulder Liquor
Pours dark brown with a very small tan ring and spotty lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, oak and leather. Flavors of roasted malts, sweet caramel, woody, chocolate with a nice bitterness in the finish
A nice solid beer, tasty

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (631) - - MAY 16, 2014
Honestly, probably the best stout Ive 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. Its expensive but I can see why.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2699) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (757) - Howell, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5715) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2014
Nice raisin, chocolate with a slight burned aroma. Easy to drink and a very tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1414) - 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),


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