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


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RATINGS: 382   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
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniehac (8) - - DEC 6, 2012
Plenty of wows all around. Dark Chocolate and coffee notes dominate. Excellent flavour and strength. Bitterness and mouthfeel is just right. As a stout I couldn't ask for more, one of the best I've ever had. Would definitely drink again, and again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (922) - 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 wouldnt mention things like that, but this bottle cost me $6!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1483) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sccp1910 (244) - 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 caf ou chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eRock_2013 (457) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1483) - 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 (12) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (1004) - 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 (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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UjoKlobasa (902) - 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 (2414) - 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.

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