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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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BA SCORE
83
good

444 Ratings
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KickbacksSteve on 01-14-2012

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Photo of jrenihan
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't expecting a lot given the scores this beer has received, but it is actually quite good. The red wine barrel influence is present but not strong, but the base stout is nice. Very smooth, sightly bitter, with chocolate and roasted flavours.

Photo of Axnjxn
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of simoen
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I was thinking about saving this beer a bit longer. Saving for what? Time to drink it!. Oh man was that a good choice.

It is really pretty. Black with loads of nice head and lace. The aroma is faintly, subtly, barely, something you don't think could come through - pinot noir... on top of a roasty malty stout. Well balanced, all of it.

The taste similarly is balanced. Roasty, malty, a little hoppy. With a gritty aftertaste but little bite. It gets better with every sip. This was worth the effort of the brewers. My compliments. I hope I can get more.

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlang803
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ascags
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antoneloc
4.97/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L - dark, but translucent dark dark purple to black

S- Roasted with a HUGE bouquet of wine grapes, smells like a wine aged in beer barrels

T- similar to smell, huge must notes and hearty red wine flavors

F- effervescent is the only word that comes to mind. incredibly light mouthfeel for an "imperial" stout, and I mean that in the best way possible

O- doesn't seem to be a crowd favorite, but this is one of my all time favorite brews. Everytime i see it I buy as much as possible

Photo of Kraty1
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Piels25
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

It's a barrel aged stout, but not the familiar bourbon barrel aged stout. That's pretty interesting. The stout itself seems fairly typical for an RIS, which means I automatically like it. Rich roasty malts. Maybe just a touch bitter. Then the barrel aging here brings in the influence of the wine barrels. It's just a little tart, and a little winey. There's something about the barrel aging that evokes bourbon barrel beers, just without the bourbon, if that makes any sense. I like it quite a bit.

Photo of Syraquse
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of TheMarkE
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Chocolate, coffee, mocha. Aged in oak pinot noir barrels, and you can definitely taste it. Medium body, sour pinot noir finish. Different, best marriage of beer and wine that I've had.

Photo of bcsbeer
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of RochefortChris
4.65/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donspublic
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StoutIrish
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.