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95
48
style
Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 380   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle from AJ’s Arcadia. Huge, giant head of tan foam! Wouldn’t quickly dissipate, either. Once I got thru the foam, a big aroma of red wine, black cherries, plums, slight sourness, coffee & chocolate hit me. Flavors almost exactly the same- big, in-your-face dark fruits & vinous characteristics. Followed closely by some chocolate, coffee & roasted flavors taking a backseat. In the finish, I get more vinous tartness & a good hop bitterness. Very interesting stout. Would like it more if mellowed out a bit & way less carbonation. Otherwise, a great, great brew!


3.5
CurlyJoe (325) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Black, but clear and brown in the light. Fruit chocolate aroma. Quite a bitter taste, chocolate and coffee as you would expect, but not that classic imperial caramel sweetness. More hops than competitors.

3.8
yy0pp (1632) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear black color with black color. Aroma - Sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, oak, coffee. Taste - Medium sweetness, lightly bitter, malt, coffee, red berries.

3.5
Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle - pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate and cereal malt. Taste is hop hit up fr9ntwith a builsing malt into a dry.bitter finish.

3.7
TET (3208) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2017
A black beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma has liquorice, sweet and toffeeish maltyness, some chocolate and vanilla, hint of alcohol from barrel. Taste has liquorice, coffee, roastiness, storng bitterness that's nicely drying the sweetness. Almost full bodied, smooth. Good beer but more could be expected from the IS.

3.5
BuckeyeBoy (8466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 3, 2017
500ml bottle thanks to Sean. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is good not like the wine barrel version that was a total mess roast malts coffee. Taste is more of the roast malts nice coffee and chocolate.

4.5
reynolds (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
The longer it sits and the warmer it gets the smoothness increases. Fantastic stout

3.9
explosivedog (1612) - 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!!!

3.8
hman43 (1771) - 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.

3.6
sccp1910 (284) - 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.

4.2
eRock_2013 (511) - 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!


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