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Imperiale High Gravity Stout - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Imperiale High Gravity StoutImperiale High Gravity Stout

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: flexabull on 11-05-2011)
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lonewolf2051

Oregon

5/5  rDev +37.4%

12-09-2011 16:41:59 | More by lonewolf2051
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johnny5martini


5/5  rDev +37.4%

06-17-2014 03:04:41 | More by johnny5martini
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koopathaqwik

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

02-07-2014 03:12:24 | More by koopathaqwik
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AnEscapedMind

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-30-2013 02:20:25 | More by AnEscapedMind
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RHVC59

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-04-2013 05:14:03 | More by RHVC59
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hickmancase

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-24-2013 03:27:58 | More by hickmancase
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HKUSPC40

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-11-2012 08:27:45 | More by HKUSPC40
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured dark brown with some ruby highlights shining through, soapy mocha head that left some splashy lace.

S- Big roasted malt, roasted coffee, and rich dark chocolate in the aroma.

T- Big rich and decadent dark chocolate notes, fudgy brownie notes, some vanilla, pretty big roasted malt and coffee, moderate alcohol taste and bitterness.

M- Very smooth, prickly carbonation, fuller bodied, dry finish, big warming, and light burn. Easily one of the most drinkable imperial stouts I have ever had.

O- This is my favorite Ninkasi beer I have had, aside from a sample of the blended Imperiale Stout and Oatis Oatmeal Stout infused with Stumptown Coffee I had a few weeks ago. Very rich and chocolate forward with nice roasted malt notes and a great mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2014 04:47:46 | More by Hoptometrist
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EROCK83


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

04-21-2012 21:11:54 | More by EROCK83
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Nage37

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-16-2012 07:24:13 | More by Nage37
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rrock44

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-23-2013 01:25:13 | More by rrock44
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-18-2012 04:33:46 | More by kevgod
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Vancoubeer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-22-2012 02:26:47 | More by Vancoubeer
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-21-2013 03:08:36 | More by powdersoldier
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BierJager89

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a brown ring of head.

S: Dark chocolate and coffee, some roasted malt in the nose.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee and dark fruit.

M: Smooth and full bodied.

O: This beer is really good, if a bit disappointing and boring. Still worth a try, and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:37:23 | More by BierJager89
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-13-2012 22:39:53 | More by iKrystin
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-26-2013 04:08:54 | More by Sir_Goatman
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little off for a review because this bottle has been aging since february and it is september. Bomber iu nto standard pint.

A: not much head and a pretty sparse cap although there is an average sized ring around the glass. Completley opaque but the thinnest layer on the top where I can just barley see through is deep amber like the bottle it came in. the head when there was some was mocha brown and looked good but there just wasn't much of it.

S: roasty and sweet smelling. Hints of dark fruit and caramelized goodness. No hop on the nose nor any alcohol. It smells divine.

T: sweet, those hints of dark fruit still present in the taste. Big rosty flavor and notes of vanilla. Sweet and rich. Finishes just a tad bitter, I can't tell if that is hop or burnt malt though. the bitter fades away to a slight chocolate flavor and a bit nore of that vanilla. I like this a lot, I don't remember the young bottle I had in december very much but this is good stuff.

M: full bodied, I really could eat it with a spoon ita like maple syrup almost. With such a high abv I am surprised it is so thick. Right on for the style.

O: not as amazing as the bourbon barrel aged version I had at the taproom but still quite good. I reccomend it to big beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 23:51:45 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $4.59 Black as can be with a larget frothy,thick creamy tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, some coffee and nuts...alcohol Very rich indeed, as the blurb says, getting roasty oats in the back ground but the foreground is oddly mellow..drinking chocolate( milk) and hazelnuts..some alcohol evident but not over the top. The palate/mouthfeel is very nice and luxurious. Overall and odd one..kinda tamer than i expected for the strength.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:31:10 | More by Reidrover
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velosuds

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Deschutes snifter. Paid $5.49 at LifeSource Natural Foods - decent price compared to other brewery's imperial stouts.

A-Pours a deep, dark brown almost black hue with a one + finger, creamy tan head with good retention that recedes into an uneven lace. Second pour after it warmed produced a three finger head.

S-Dark roasted malts, alcohol, and caramel sweetness approaching brown sugar. Faint vanilla as it warms. Not much from the Nugget hops in the nose.

T-Rich malt and dark chocolate with a slight vanilla coffee latte taste. Slight alcohol present in the taste too, but not overwhelming, but not especially warming either. Sufficiently hoppy, clean, and well balanced. A straight forward "imperiale" stout.

M-Very smooth, medium bodied, and nicely carbonated. Not quite as luxuriant as I prefer.

O-This is a very drinkable stout. I think it is one of Ninkasi's better offerings and I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 03:30:54 | More by velosuds
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Zorro

California

4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear dark brown colored ale with a small brown colored head.

Smells sweet and a lot like German chocolate cake. Strong chocolate and caramel. Slight Kahlua scent. Smells quite tame.

Starts out bittersweet with a emphasis on the sweet. Sweet with bitter chocolate flavor. Strong caramel and a hint of coconut, I'm reminded of German Chocolate Cake again. Slight amount of char but this is mainly bittersweet in flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a good stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 01:22:59 | More by Zorro
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-24-2013 21:09:51 | More by trocketsauced
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-08-2011 09:12:32 | More by leprakhan
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Ilovebeer1549

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-04-2013 03:53:01 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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elektronen

Montana

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-26-2013 04:42:26 | More by elektronen
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Imperiale High Gravity Stout from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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