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Black Flag Imperial Stout - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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Black Flag Imperial StoutBlack Flag Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 22
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 11-09-2006)
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borrachoso69

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-01-2013 01:38:53 | More by borrachoso69
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Reappropriated

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very good beer, with layers of solid flavor that is often lacking in other stouts. I would definitely recommend this beer, as you get hints of chocolate and spice, with a little earthy vibe, then the a definite hoppy flavor on the back-end. One of the things I complain about is stouts sometimes being boring and one notes, but this is not one of them, this is loaded with flavors, both subtle and not so subtle.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:14:43 | More by Reappropriated
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rainfairy

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2013 19:26:52 | More by rainfairy
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-27-2013 21:13:21 | More by Kirk
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Madskill

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-17-2013 01:55:35 | More by Madskill
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casapy

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-23-2013 18:38:16 | More by casapy
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-05-2013 03:14:39 | More by rolandboy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-23-2013 17:53:42 | More by ejimhof
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ant880

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-19-2013 18:44:52 | More by ant880
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-14-2013 16:16:52 | More by vcoggins
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Miruguy

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-09-2013 14:33:21 | More by Miruguy
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -47.4%

02-07-2013 19:31:36 | More by carteravebrew
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-07-2013 04:51:29 | More by tbeq00
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fivetime

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-21-2013 19:56:12 | More by fivetime
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-12-2013 05:52:09 | More by Jason
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2012 18:53:06 | More by 4ster
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janubio

Spain

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle, bought in 2d2despuma in Barcelona. Black colour with a big brown foam. Smell of coffee, liquorice and chocolate, with spiciy notes (pepper, nutmeg? Full body, thick palate. Taste of coffee, liquorice, bitter almonds and spices. This a great one.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 11:29:11 | More by janubio
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suspect

New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle (vintage 2011 fresh hop edition) into a Central Waters snifter. Thanks to mrmarmot and my friend Chris for bringing this back from the left coast.

A: Deep dark black hole of a color. Mildly aggressive pour leads to a thick, mocha colored head with the consistency of latte cream. Thick sticky lacing.

S: Big boy beer and you can tell by the nose. The 11% is chomping at the bit to get at your liver and you can tell. It's got a big nice malt backbone and the hops certainly add a bit of character as well. Plenty of cocoa and bitter coffee ground notes in the nose.

T: Nice mix of grains, molasses, cocoa, burnt coffee. ABV is a bit more blended here.

M: Big bodied beer, coats the mouth with what I can only imagine is the same sticky oils coating the glass. A touch overcarbonated or it may have gotten a higher score.

O: This is a solid Impy Stout. Pretty smooth, pretty easy drinking for an 11%-er. A good beer that I would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 01:56:45 | More by suspect
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Vancoubeer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-22-2012 02:23:54 | More by Vancoubeer
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-31-2012 04:47:56 | More by jmccraney
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker mocha colored 2 finger fluffy thick head fades fairly slowly, nice layered lacing, pretty much pitch black beer.

Nose big dark malts, chalky chocolate and bakers dark choc, light roast, some black patent malt, lots of levels of chocolate, and even a little creamy but mostly powered chalky like, some bitterness from roast and light earthy hops. Some caramel and vanilla even.

Taste chewy oats right off, then loaded chocolate, lots of various choc with powdered cocoa, bakers choc, light malted milk ball even, bit of vanilla and caramel too. There is a bit of roast and coffee but barely, and hint of black patent or other black malt, light salty briny like flavor, and fair amount of bitterness thanks to the charred malts and some light earthy chewy almost spicy hops. Pure rich dark malts mostly. Finish is drier but still a bit sticky and sweet, thick rich and syrupy with long lingering layers of dark malts coating my mouth, lingering chocolate, light roast, caramel and light earthy hops with decent bitterness.

Mouth is fuller bodied, rich slightly creamy, thick, good carb, just a bit of warming booze, and would be better if not for the syrupy sticky long finish.

Overall pretty good, this has nice chocolate, dark malts, nice hops, a bit creamy and rich, not overly burnt or briney, booze of hidden well too. Only real problem is the sticky syrupy finish but that can be expected for a beer of this caliber.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 13:46:16 | More by jlindros
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-16-2012 16:33:40 | More by harpus
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Glibber

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-07-2012 02:40:07 | More by Glibber
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cycoduck

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-22-2012 02:43:02 | More by cycoduck
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Soneast

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

09-02-2012 23:21:56 | More by Soneast
Black Flag Imperial Stout from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.