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McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout - McNeill's Brewery

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McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial StoutMcNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
McNeill's Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-24-2010

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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 75
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4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Snow day beer tasting fun
Looks awesome. Pours jet black with a latte colored head. Really good individual parts but never really comes together. This beer tastes really sweet and thin for a 10% beer. Needs some bitter malt, may have been better fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

In review is a 2011 Vintage.

A - Pours pitch black with a very thick toffee colored, sticky creamy-like head. Thick looking.

S - Dark chocolate roast, light char, cream, chocolate milk balls.

T - Smoke, dark chocolate bitterness, dark chocolate roast, cream, and some bitter Espresso
bite at the very end that lingers quite awhile.

M - Medium body, gentle carbonation creates a smooth texture, dry finish.

O - In the middle of the pack, but solid overall. The 10%v alcohol in this stout is very well

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"Best before" the last day of May...doesn't state which year this. Believe this to be around 3 years old.

A: Pours black with a good sized and dense medium brown head. Good head retention and quite decent lacing given the age.

S: Pretty mellow aroma. Mild chocolate and hints of char.

T: Bitter chocolate up front. Mild burnt malts. Quite a bit of oxidation in the aftertaste, lots of dusty paper mixing with the bitter cocoa.

M: Medium-heavy body and smooth.

O: Pretty simple for a 10% IS. Mild roasted malt character and an unfortunate amount oxidation. Nothing really special but nothing horrific either.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottle from D&K Grocery in Jamaica Vt.
I don't know why they label this "imperial" stout. Its a really nice chocolately dark ale - a really good strong stout. but when you add the IMPERIAL label I think of Kate the Great (came close to having it), Plead the Fifth (not even close), Ten Fitty (every chance I get ) Stone IRS (that is what inspired my screen name). This isn't it. Just call it strong stout and I would be happy to drink lots of it if I lived local. a really nice regular stout. I'm guessing 6% ABV? doesn't taste imperial....

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Bomber from 2011, poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Black body, 1-inch tan head; good retention and lace for the ABV.

S: Dark chocolate, dark fruit, sherry oxidation. Pretty far downhill for a two-year-old RIS.

T: Tart cherry, dark chocolate, dessert wine, graham cracker, and astringency on the finish. Very flavorful, but not that enjoyable.

M: Medium-thick body with lots of soft, creamy carbonation. Excellent.

O: This did not age well, but something tells me it wouldn't have been terribly great fresh either.


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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque, jet black color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of roasty notes with toffee, burnt molasses and some pine.

T - Good roasted malt flavor, some sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee. A nice bitter/piney hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale.

O - This is really good. It was the highlight of the tasting.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout from McNeill's Brewery
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