McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout - McNeill's Brewery
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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.
10-07-2013 03:48:48 | More by Dope
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....
08-23-2013 02:57:25 | More by irs
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.
08-17-2013 03:37:01 | More by woosterbill
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.
02-16-2013 03:25:39 | More by zeff80
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.
12-08-2012 23:28:46 | More by bluejacket74
McNeill's Dark Angel Imperial Stout from McNeill's Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.