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Black Flag Imperial Stout - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

KlayWey, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jaydoc, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Kopfschuss, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sansho, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

FINLANDski_1619, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

borrachoso69, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Reappropriated
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.

Reappropriated, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rainfairy, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kirk, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Madskill, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

casapy, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

rolandboy, Apr 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ant880, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

vcoggins, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Miruguy, Feb 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

carteravebrew, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

tbeq00, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

fivetime, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

4ster, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of janubio
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.

janubio, Dec 07, 2012
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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.

suspect, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Vancoubeer, Nov 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jmccraney, Oct 31, 2012
Black Flag Imperial Stout from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.