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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

407 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 103
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KickbacksSteve on 01-14-2012)
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Ratings: 407 | Reviews: 103 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

mxchap, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

bcuz7, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TheBadger0289, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Morockm, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Howlader, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

DruC4, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ninetytwo, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

MightiestBeard, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

JMS1512, May 07, 2013
Photo of Prospero
1.45/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Terrible, agreed with others, tastes and smells like band aids. No coffee roast like one would expect in a RIS and while the pinot is apparent, it lacks the fruit character. It must be infected I can't imagine this being intended to taste like this. Like the rating suggests, the appearance is the best attribute and not that great as the head retention is next to none (somewhat expected with barrel-aging). Back to the drawing board on this one.

Prospero, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jason1337, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

linnymtu, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jmwildwest, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

hopnerd, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sukwonee, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Johnnyramirez
1.24/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The appearance was the only appealing thing about the beer. I'm hoping it was infected because it smelled of antiseptic. When I drank it all I got was band aids, must have been dry hopped with plastic. As did everyone else at the tasting. Instant drain pour. Probably the worst beer I've ever had

Johnnyramirez, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of iwantmorehops
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

iwantmorehops, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Derek
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black, pours with a nice tan head, thin ring of retention, hints of lace.

S: Dark caramelized raisins, licorice, wood, fruit cake, demerara sugar & booze!

T: Black strap molasses, oak, wine-like tannins, rum-soaked fruitcake, licorice, good bitterness, nice alcohol warmth.

M: Full body is viscous without much residual sweetness, average carbonation, light roasted acidity, drying alcohol finish.

O: Really great brew.

Derek, Apr 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

bbadger, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

emergency_beef, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

ThirdEyePA, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tmaestro, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of WickedSluggy
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, an excellent beer that is not getting the right attention...

I'm getting none of the reported issues with over-carbonation.

The beer is lovely. Black, ruby edges. Low carbonation. Thick. Rich. Chocolate (can't drink it slow...)

The aroma is chocolatey and sweet. Restrained barrel characteristics. Frankly flawless.

Taste is equally restrained. Equally flawless. Chocolate is still present with some woody character... some tannins and slight astringent bitterness. Overall balance just towards sweet.

Medium slippery mouthfeel. Very nice.

Overall, a beautifully executed beer. I will be buying more if I can find. No negatives. A magic bullet for friends timid of big aggressive Imp stouts. This one isn't huge, but it is nicely round and has nice nipples.

WickedSluggy, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of themind
1.24/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Instant drain pour! in theory this brew could have been amazing, unfortunately is doesnt just fall short...it drops off the map! This crap was nasty, what a let down. I really thought I would like this being a fan of Supplication but Moa is flat out toilet water.

Bottom Line: Drain Pour~

themind, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

wisrarebeer, Mar 24, 2013
Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.