Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout - East End Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 125
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed to commemorate the brewery's 4th and 9th anniversary.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 12-17-2008)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, this is the re-brew of toaster 4th anniversary 5 years after they released it so they also call it their 9th anniversary.

The nose is pretty smokey, lots of roasted oats, toffee, a little burnt chocolate, and a little licorice.
The flavor is mostly smoke, burnt malts, oats, bitter dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is fine, but it leaves an anise-like aftertaste that is off-putting.

Overall, pretty good, but not outstanding.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What omnium said!
Great stout. One additional note, this is a bomber, so I had to take a break after my first glass and when I came back, I drank the last bit of warm backwash. It had a really nice anise flavor I didn' pick up in the original pour. I'll be picking up more of these.
Overall - fantastic imperial stout, a real treat for us locals.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Tulip Glass

A - Blackest of the black with two fingers of fizzy dark dark brown head, this is the darkest beer I've had to date. Thick lacing, unreal stuff. I had to give this a 5.
S - Aroma is really toned down, and I dont understand how or why. You get burnt toffee, dark chocolate roasts, a little earthiness, and some decent smoke, but its all together kinda subtle.
T - Massive smoke flavor for a non-smoked specific beer. Big roasted and burnt maltiness, dark fruit, fig, dark cherry, very woody, charcoal. Its extremely burnt in flavor. Toaster is an apt name.
M - Bitter, and big, a little metallic, but still good.
O - Really unique beer, I'm glad to have had it, but his is really a niche kinda beer. It seems to be a confused offering, sure its got a big roasted flavor, but I say why not go all out and make it a smoked be....because they already have smokestack.

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3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Stakem for sharing this, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is like used motor oil -black and viscous with very thin medium tan head which has more legs than lace. the smell is rich and malty with a dark roasty and earthy nose, mild coffee and a slight smoky accent with dark cocoa. The feel is rich and sweet up front not quite syrupy or cloying, moderate carbonation to a bit on the low side with mild alcohol in the feel and intense roasted texture.

The taste is good with strong bitter malt and almost smoked flavor coming through with dark roasted coffee flavor and slight hint of caramel and a subtle woody character with mild alcohol in the taste and a pretty dry finish. Overall I like this even though I would probably not want a full bottle in one sitting I found it to be high in drinkability and good for the style considering the 11% abv, a quaffable stout.

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Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout from East End Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.