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

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Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels)Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels)

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KickbacksSteve on 01-14-2012)
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Nage37

California

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

12-07-2013 04:14:32 | More by Nage37
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A-black as expected, but flat as ever. absolutely no head, if I aerate the glass it leaves a very thin ring
S-dark malt, chocolate, a tad bit of grape/wine
T-like a flat imperial stout that has a lingering wine-like aftertaste
M-more like a wine than a beer, enhanced by the flatness
O-I'm glad it was only a 375ml and I didn't pay more than $5 for it

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 21:28:24 | More by KingdomBobcat
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-06-2013 17:03:55 | More by braican
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-05-2013 00:59:23 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-04-2013 04:24:45 | More by JAHMUR
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2013 06:03:34 | More by Sir_Goatman
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-28-2013 23:35:51 | More by PaulD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-27-2013 04:00:58 | More by oriolesfan4
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Pours a solid dark brown/black color with a decent sized creamy off white head that persists forever. Smells of chocolate and caramel with a light roastiness and a hint of vanilla. Dark pitted fruits and a bit of grape skin round out the nose. This smells more like a sweet or a milk stout than an imperial. The flavor is lots of caramel and chocolate maltiness with bits of vanilla and pitted fruits.There is a vinous component and a hint of wood and alcohol as this warms. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Not exactly what I was thinking of when I bought this but it was a nice sipper just the same.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 02:19:02 | More by johnnnniee
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-26-2013 21:53:37 | More by mendvicdog
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-25-2013 02:59:27 | More by Brewski
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truesolution

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-21-2013 05:55:07 | More by truesolution
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Zorro

California

3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thick pour gives me a black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Scents of chocolate and fruit the wine scent is easy to find. Scents of raspberry and faint mint.

Starts out heavy on the patent malt and a bit smoky. Dry wine flavor taste more like Grappa. Semisweet with some coffee flavors, but mostly I taste mountains of patent malt. One of the more heavily charred of the imperial stouts.

Mouthfeel is thick.

Overall this is just an average stout. Wine barrel does little for this beer type, they should use whiskey or rum barrels instead.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 02:49:00 | More by Zorro
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acbe

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-19-2013 00:17:19 | More by acbe
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-14-2013 00:19:51 | More by gavjamhawk
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McStagger

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

A: Pours an unimpressive murky brown. Minimal head, moderate lacing. Light can easily pass through the edges.

S: Milk chocolate, bing cherry, toffee, malted milk chocolate. Small amounts of roastiness and coffee.

T: Milk chocolate, the same cherry. Some spicy elements, more roastiness in the finish. Finish is sweet and rounded.

M: Small for the mouthfeel. Slightly flabby.

O: Not a bad stout. Misses the depth of flavors of what many would consider "imperial".

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 08:12:35 | More by McStagger
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-10-2013 03:44:35 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

11-09-2013 07:15:18 | More by Erik-P
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12.7oz corked and caged bottle into a snifter

A: Pours an opaque coffee-black. Wispy tan head and minimal lacing.

S: Bittersweet chocolate dominates the aroma, along with some roasted notes, plum, and wood.

T: Similar to the aroma it is chocolate forward. Also some notes of cappuccino and a little bit of smoke. Just a touch of red fruit. Alcohol adds a bit of fusel bite that is not quite entirely hidden under the thick malt. The pinot provides some tartness near the finish.

M: Relatively thin for an imperial stout. Lightly carbonated.

O: A decent beer, but a little unbalanced. The bitter, roasted notes in combination with the alcohol are a little sharp. While the wine barrel character is certainly there, it is obscured by the heavy malt. Could have done with either great vinous character or a sweeter, less pointed malt flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 01:07:27 | More by WankelEngine
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cjgator3

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

11-04-2013 02:46:53 | More by cjgator3
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ckollias

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12.7oz corked and caged bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a tan-white frothy head that slowly dissipates into a solid lace leaving a nice trail down the side of glass.

S: Strong smoked malt scent with an alcoholic burn and slight pinot noir aroma.

T: Smooth smoked malt flavor with that same alcoholic burn and pinot noir flavor as the aroma – and finishes on the dry side of sweet.

M: Heavy body and medium carbonation

O: Phenomenal stout – well balanced and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:19:18 | More by ckollias
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-03-2013 20:32:19 | More by sloelco
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Ahuebner

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-03-2013 14:20:14 | More by Ahuebner
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy three finger head that finally reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Oak, chocolate, pinot noir grapes, toasted malts, a little booze, toasted malts, and a little smoke.

Taste: Smoke, ash, pinot grapes, oak, chocolate, bready grains, and a little booze. The grapes taste and smoke mask the normal chocolately and warm booze. Wait a bit and things taste better on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, low carbonation, bitter ash, a little booze, a little chewy, a little dry, and oakey.

Overall: I like the take of this style in pinot noir barrels. The character of the barrels rounds and softens the normal characteristics we all look for. Let the beer warm up a bit and take another sip, those flavors we expect are subtlety their. Very good price for a 375 ml.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 03:54:18 | More by Flounder57
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

MOA 'Imperial Stout' @ 10.2% , served from a 375 ml corked & caged bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to an all black in the glass , some ruby red peeking thru the glass edge , with a small tan head leaving a minimal streaky lace ring along the pint

S-the 'Pinot Noir' barell aging really comes thru

T-again the 'Pinot Noir' can be tasted , butt it's the roasted coffe that my palate is tasting by the time you swallow

MF-low mild carbonation , full bodied

Ov-ok/good beer , average 'RIS' , curious to try the non-barell MOA Stout

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 05:44:02 | More by LampertLand
Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
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