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


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RATINGS: 378   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours black brown with a small ring of foam for a head. Aroma of licorice, espresso, unsweet chocolate, black tea, red wine, and maybe the slightest hint of sulfur. A lot to wrap ones head around. Flavor is semi sweet with dark chocolate, espresso, licorice, tea-like herbs, and plenty of dry vinous notes from the wine barrel. Finishes bitter, woodsy and dry, with an after taste of earth, wine, and heavily roasted coffee. Lingering. Medium-heavy bodied, carbonation seems a little high for the small head pour. Definitely a beer that keeps you interested.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1439) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 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 reall hit the spot..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squeaks88 (8) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2017 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (980) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana ja noin sormen paksuisen tumman vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksusta huokuu heti tynnyrinnin tuomat aromit: vanilijaa ja puuta on sek makeahkoa hedelm, suklaata ja paahdetta. Hieman kuitenkin vaisu tuoksu ja tynnyri on eniten esill. Maussa kahvinen paahteisuus ottaa roolia suklaan kanssa, vanilijaisuus tuntuu hieman ja puu selvsti reilummin. Kevytt hedelmisyytt ja likrisyyttkin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on melko tytelinen ja makea, alkoholi tuntuu selvsti, ehk vhn liikaakin. Humalointi on yllttvn runsasta. Tuoksu on enemmn puuta ja vanilijaa, maku taas kahvista paahdetta ja suklaata. Hieman ji kuitenkin vaisuksi sek tuoksun ett maun puolesta. Alkoholisuus polttelee vhn liikaa ja en niin perusta humaloiduista IS:ist..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (307) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (785) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Very good style interpretation. Alcohol is hiding behind the oak aroma. Tin of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2269) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2017
500mL bottle from Camperdown Cellars Pitch black body, holds dense tan head. Great nose to it - roast malts, charcoal, black coffee, fragrant & spicy hops, vinous red fruits, raisins, vanilla & toast. Body is slick, sticky, inky, with a drying roast, tannic acrid note. Not overly rich but intense - charred wood, burnt toast, coffee grinds, vanilla, raisins, clove, licorice, blackberry & currants. Lingering finish, touch of booze warming, very bitter, drying acrid note hangs around. Seriously good; good ageing prospect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24685) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty licorice chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice chocolate oaky flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice finish with oaky hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scirtes (510) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle, pours dark brown with almost no head. Aromas of caramel, sweet. Taste is sweet, lots of roasted notes, with marked bitterness, somewhat woody aftertaste. Full bodied, but lacks complexity which I expect from imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
theodorereg (28) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
Moa stout is a taste treat, woody, bitter and sweet, dark and really strong. I ve only ever bought cheap Imperial Stouts and this is one of the best. (Most are too sweet and malty and not bitter enough)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2016
A serious and seriously good imperial stout. Rich, vinous, oaky, smokey, boozy (two more adjectives and youd have Seven Bad Dwarfs). Appearance: as dense and unfathomable as my youngest son when I ask him what he did at school today ("I dont know! Stop asking me questions!) Loose scud of beige suds. Lovely, rich, complex aroma. Smells like a library, specifically one with lots of aged timber in which someone in a tweed jacket is smoking a pipe, drinking shiraz and eating whipped cream and blackberries. This makes me want to be him. Luscious creamy mouthfeel. Sweet, woody and bitter on the tongue. Double-shot espresso, Bourneville chocolate, rum port. Definitely at the sweeter end of the scale. Lord, theres a lot going on here. (500ml bottle from Leura Cellars, which is arguably too much for one person with no good excuse to be drinking on a Thursday)

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