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


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RATINGS: 383   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - APR 11, 2012
Pours black black black with a thick brown head. Quite neutral on the nose, perhaps a bit of liquorice; as it warms more of an alcohol waft floats by. In the mouth the salty liquorice comes through a bit more, with some rough-edged coffee notes, but still very mild. Smooth and very drinkable; the 10% alcohol warmth flows nicely around the mouth and down the throat as the bitterness fades. Nice; not a "rock star" Imperial Stout, perhaps even too smooth for a standard stout, but nice.

reynolds (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
The longer it sits and the warmer it gets the smoothness increases. Fantastic stout

explosivedog (1181) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours black. Smoke, oak, vanilla, cherry, raspberry, dates, touch of spice. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Nice complex stout with plenty of character from the oak. Really nice and at a crazy low price. Normally I wouldn’t mention things like that, but this bottle cost me $6!!!

hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2017
It pours a dark brown. It has plenty of fruit flavors from dark fruits with coffee and chocolate. There is a roasted element as well and hints of tropical fruit.

sccp1910 (251) - BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2017
Uma stout com sabor particular, um pouco azedo em seu final. Cor negra con espuma marrom. Aroma discreto para uma stout, com notas leves de caramelo, mas sem as tradicionais notas de café ou chocolate.

eRock_2013 (469) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
This impressive and unique oak-aged brew was for me the clear highlight and a new personal favorite from the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017! From a bottle imported all the way from Middle-Earth, this poured a dense dark black hue with a khaki foam head that steadily lingers throughout. Aroma was a relatively unsophisticated but rich roasted malt, which transitioned to a sweet mocha baseline for the taste, with a much fuller complexity of coffee and other malt flavors, along with notes of rustic oak and also lighter green wood - like fresh cedar - and concluded with an aftertaste of bitter coffee and chocolate malt. Medium-bodied and deliciously smooth. I will have to search out more bottles of this in my future!

Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2017 From a 500ml bottle on 19/2/2017 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours close to black with a medium to big head. The nose features chocolate, basement and booze notes. Flavour wise, it starts out with sweet chocolate, some caramel and lots of roast/burnt malt, and some oak, which is followed b a distinct bitter/sour finish, which lingers in the mouth. The texture is creamy and the carbonation moderate. Not too dusty, but just a touch harsh at the back to really hit the spot..

Squeaks88 (14) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2017
Bittle 500 ml, 10.2% abv. Not much going for it on the nose. Head dissipates quickly. Toasty malts, chocolate, coffee and a touch of smokiness from the barrel aging. A bit above average for an imperial stout, but overall a very enjoyable beer.

fantti (1017) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana ja noin sormen paksuisen tumman vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksusta huokuu heti tynnyröinnin tuomat aromit: vanilijaa ja puuta on sekä makeahkoa hedelmää, suklaata ja paahdetta. Hieman kuitenkin vaisu tuoksu ja tynnyri on eniten esillä. Maussa kahvinen paahteisuus ottaa roolia suklaan kanssa, vanilijaisuus tuntuu hieman ja puu selvästi reilummin. Kevyttä hedelmäisyyttä ja liköörisyyttäkin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on melko täyteläinen ja makea, alkoholi tuntuu selvästi, ehkä vähän liikaakin. Humalointi on yllättävän runsasta. Tuoksu on enemmän puuta ja vanilijaa, maku taas kahvista paahdetta ja suklaata. Hieman jäi kuitenkin vaisuksi sekä tuoksun että maun puolesta. Alkoholisuus polttelee vähän liikaa ja en niin perusta humaloiduista IS:istä..

Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2017
A suprisingly delicious stout. What the aroma lacks the taste makes up for. Its oaky and smokey. Quite a alchaholic finish.

User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Very good style interpretation. Alcohol is hiding behind the oak aroma. Tin of sourness.

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