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Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout - Allentown Brew Works

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BA SCORE
86
very good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerthulhu on 06-13-2010)
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deaconoflove

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Ap. Poured into a small Victory goblet straight from the refrig. Huge, fine tan head filled 2/3 of the glass. Very pretty beer.

Sm. Chocolate, malt, and coffee with some hops way in the background.

Ta. Malt came first with chocolate, but then the alcohol just overwhelmed it all and followed into the finish. The alcohol flavor is primary, not a good thing for me.

Mf. Nicely carbonated, feels good in there.

Dr. Uhhh, it's going to be a long way to the bottom of this bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 23:25:37 | More by deaconoflove
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Tuckersmth

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

08-06-2013 20:48:13 | More by Tuckersmth
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jsanford

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

02-25-2013 22:00:03 | More by jsanford
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DudMan

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

06-30-2013 04:08:06 | More by DudMan
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leschkie

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-05-2012 05:52:25 | More by leschkie
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-08-2012 00:41:08 | More by chim52chim
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-23-2012 17:25:27 | More by IdrinkGas
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some hints of dark brown when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall fluffy yet dense tan head that slowly reduces by about 50% leaving a thin (about 1/8 finger) even layer over the entire surface of the beer. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with lighter notes of cocoa and chocolate. Additionally there is a very light note of dark fruit (figs).

T: Moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts with lighter notes of cocoa and dark fruit sweetness (fig and black cherry). Light bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: Not the easiest beer to drink, doesn't really seem to be similar to other beers in the style - something in the mouthfeel of this beer just does not work for me. I would not get this one again as there are much better examples of beers in this style readily available.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 15:45:48 | More by dbrauneis
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salvy31

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-08-2012 23:58:15 | More by salvy31
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-03-2013 16:31:28 | More by beernads
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irs

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

from a bomber from the local Joe Canals...
nice pour, lots of head....lots and lots. unfortunately, too much carbonation is my ultimate conclusion. nose is thin, dark chocolate, and dark fruits, currants, raisins, nice,but thin.
taste is nice, but thin. Thats the problem, the mouthfeel is just not up to what i want from an Impy. ok, its just a 9%, so thats not an overreach, but for my taste, I'm still drinking an impy for a chewy mouthfeel. a lot of carbonation and a thin mouthfeel is a negative for me. I will retry because I want to like this beer. Especially coming from Fegleys.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 03:04:08 | More by irs
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hands down the most difficult cork I have ever opened.

A - just a sliver of red at the edges. Tall creamy tan head.

S - strong malts, chocolate and coffee. Some dried fruit but it seems spoiled fruit.

T - toasted malts. Chocolate and coffee. It has the same dried slightly off fruit that is in the scent. A bitter turn in the after taste.

M - good coating, minor tingle in throat.

D - maybe one, but that would be it.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 22:41:01 | More by biglite351
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into my DC Brau glass.

Decent look with a frothy thick tannish head, the body isn't really black but super dark brown, some bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is not great, it is sort of a watered down malt base, some slight sweeter alcohol bourbon notes, but there is some nice leather and musty notes that are nice, though not very appropriate to the style. Just not overly aromatic even when letting it warm up nicely.

The taste is a little better, and actually the creamy mouthfeel helps the beer come alive. It has a sort of Irish stout taste in its mouthfeel, a dry chocolatey and grainy flavor, though it isn't great that there is a very distracting after taste of metal and what only drinks like that taste when a tap line is not clean, though its out of a bottle. Overall a bit confusing in the flavor, some smatterings of bourbon and oak but no flavors are very well balanced.

Eh, this is only ok.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 04:02:29 | More by Dreadnaught33
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DS31

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-20-2013 22:33:44 | More by DS31
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seanchai

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-04-2013 08:14:50 | More by seanchai
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-17-2013 17:32:22 | More by Odysseyalien
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metter98

New York

3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a finger high tan head that died down but consistently left a thin but dense head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of cocoa powder in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of cocoa along with hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. A bit of dryness is noticeable.
O: This beer is very light-bodied compared to other beers in the style (it’s more reminiscent of a dry stout) and lacks much complexity in the taste. Nonetheless, the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:47:49 | More by metter98
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BigE90

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: poured a nice black color with only minimal light getting through, medium viscosity and one finger head that disappeared quickly

s: not a lot going on, some bourbon and chocolate coming through but I really have to swirl it to get anything to come up

t: just a little bourbon flavor with some chocolate and molasses like notes as well, everything well balanced, nothing overpowering but nothing bold either, everything just mellow

m: medium, slight creamy feeling with a very small hint of the alcohol at the finish, for 9% it is hidden well

o: very drinkable for an American Imperial Stout, nothing about it though that makes me want to seek out another, received as an extra in trade and enjoyed it very much but too many others in that style that I enjoy better, I would drink another one though if landed in front of me!

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 04:12:05 | More by BigE90
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BuxMontBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for my buddy and mine's monthly beer tasting night. Cheers, Pat!

Purchased at Wegmans in Warrington, PA
Purchase Price: $6.99/bomber

Enjoyed in a DFH Signature Glass.

A - Pours a pitch black, totally opaque color. Massive two to three finger, foamy, light-tan colored head on the initial pouring. The head lasts a good amount of time. Nice amount of lacing on the side of the glass.

S - The faint smell of chocolate is the initial aroma. After the beer warms up a bit, the burnt malts seem to be there also.

T -Initially a rather tangy, slightly bitter mocha taste. A mixture of chocolate and burnt malts also are present as the beer warms up. The ABV of 9% is decently disguised but is noticeable. Just seems like something is missing. More of a sweetness would have helped out this beer.

M - Not as thick and creamy as some other stouts I've had. Leans more to the thinner side. A bitter aftertaste is noticeable after each sip.

D - An OK tasting stout but not an outstanding one. Thankfully I had someone to share the bottle with as there's a small possibility that I could have finished the entire bottle myself.

Overall: A bit of an underwhelming stout. There are better stouts available so I have to say that the liklihood that I'll purchase again is small.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 03:11:38 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
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birchstick

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black without much of a head on it. Loads of chocolate and molasses and a little bit of vanilla bubble up from the glass into the nose. The palate has cherries, chocolates, toffee and some coffee flavors throughout it. Has an average body that ends dry. Decent RIS; nothing crazy but not disappointing either.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 02:56:03 | More by birchstick
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-08-2012 15:51:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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UncleNeighborChris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-22-2013 15:32:40 | More by UncleNeighborChris
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-05-2013 00:46:13 | More by yuenglingade
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zrab11

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-26-2013 01:56:39 | More by zrab11
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-04-2012 00:43:19 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
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