1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial StoutMcNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

116 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 116
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 07-24-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

nebula1999, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Rshersnow
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Rshersnow, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of patrick802
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Noelito76, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

bigred89, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of HRamz3
4/5  rDev +5.3%

HRamz3, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

"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.

Dope, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Herky21
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Herky21, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of irs
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%

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....

irs, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of derekdenim
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

derekdenim, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%

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.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jaxon53, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

BMart, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Kelp
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Kelp, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of joh02034
4/5  rDev +5.3%

joh02034, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

InspectorBob, May 27, 2013
Photo of Tavo2311
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Tavo2311, May 08, 2013
Photo of arnulfooxblood
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

arnulfooxblood, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

zeff80, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing that sticks around a while. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and a bit of dark fruit. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it tastes like roasted malt, dark fruit (plums), bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some licorice. I think it's a sweeter imperial stout. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and coating with good, soft carbonation. I like this imperial stout, it's easy and enjoyable to drink. This is the first McNeill's brew I've tried, and hopefully it won't be the last.

bluejacket74, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sendbeer, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of C-Dog
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -21.1%

t0rin0, Oct 25, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout from McNeill's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.