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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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 5
Gots: 39 | 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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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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1.45/5  rDev -60.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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1.24/5  rDev -66.2%
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

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +21%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.