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Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) - Moa Brewing Company

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KickbacksSteve on 01-14-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mklisz, Yesterday at 09:59 PM
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4.07/5  rDev +11.2%

Very complex stout. Wood, burnt malts, smoke, bitter roast, booze along with some vinous qualities. A little tart. A pretty easy drink for the booze level. Would like touch more carb, but very solid beer overall. Gift from liquidcucumber.

Bonis, Yesterday at 04:19 AM
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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

Anaxagoris, Monday at 10:04 PM
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3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz corked and caged bottle, no date

Cork jumps out with a pop. The beer poured into the glass foams up like crazy, big 3" high tan head. Beer is jet black. Beer leaves nice rings of lacing, good head retention. Sharp fermented fruit aroma, bitter cocao as well. Similar flavor in the taste. Strong dry red wine flavors are pungent, acidic. Dry bitter roasty flavors as well. Medium body, coats the mouth.

jmdrpi, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Morey, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

BFCarr, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

NJBeer265, Oct 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

gfg0020, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

SpartyJoe, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

MOA Brewing - Imperial Stout [Stout Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels] (12.7oz ---> Stemless wine glass : 10.2% ABV)

Pours extremely dark and opaque, with about an inch and a half of foamy khaki head… The nose is that of a chocolate and roasty malts, with darker berries on the finish… Going to take my first sip, I notice the retention in the head and the lacing are both quite nice, as both has remained quite well with minimal assistance from the hardly present carbonation… A light chocolate bitterness is the first taste to present itself on the palate, followed by a warm wave of cranberries with traces of molasses woven in there… The mouthfeel is not horrible, though it does have a syrupy viscidity to it, which is not entirely appreciated for this particular brew… The finish doesn't exactly "align" with the rest of the beer, which can be said about just about every other aspect also… It's as if it's an All-Star Team at their first practice - All the right stuff, but no chemistry… So while all the components make this a very alluring beer, it lacks unity and structure… Though, on a comprehensive level it falls short, the highlights of this beer make it one I feel is at least worth a try for someone looking for alternative tastes… Another good brew - Cheers!!

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NSXAG, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

Ohsdrummer08, Sep 26, 2014
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gtk1989, Sep 25, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deepest black color with a thick caramel head with medium retention, but keeping a constant plate.
Aroma with notes of cocoa, licorice, oak and mild grapes.
Flavor with predominant notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Hints of red wine tannins, pine cones, charred wood, oak and cocoa. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting roasted note and hop bitterness.
Full body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% is very well hidden.
Very smooth and balanced Imperial Stout. Complex, intense and flavorful but still it does not come across aggressively. Flavors matched perfectly with the Pinot Noir barrel. Worth trying.

FLima, Sep 24, 2014
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Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
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