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Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout - Allentown Brew Works

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Fegley's Insidious Imperial StoutFegley's Insidious Imperial Stout

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147 Ratings

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 10
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of irs
3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

irs, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of RobertColianni
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

RobertColianni, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rydev24, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of robieobie1
4/5  rDev +4.7%

robieobie1, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of webb534
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

webb534, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +4.7%

bsuedekum, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

brez8791, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of kennylopez
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25.4 oz bottle into a mini snifter

Appearance: a big tan light brown head floats atop a lighter black colored brew with spots of lacing from the lasting film of carbonation

Smells: a light roasted coffee and bread malt. There is a slight bourbon front but there are vanilla and carmel notes that come through as it warms up.

Tastes: as the nose insists there is a fresh floral and pine hop that blends with sweet coffee and chocolate. I enjoy the toffee and caramel notes alone with a earthy light charred oak taste.

Mouthfeel: at 9% this is a smooth and mellow brew with signicant carbonation.

Overall: I picked up a few bottles at$8 a pop and its a steal in my opinion. I have to say this is my favorite brew so far from them that I have tried followed by their hop-solutly.

kennylopez, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
4/5  rDev +4.7%

WaydeRafnel, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

aszatk01, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is deep chocolate brown with a finger of tan head that had little retention but left some nice lacing anyway. There is a mild roasted note in the nose and the bite of the roasted malt is certainly present in the flavor. There is some alcohol sourness on the finish that does not quite go with the upfront flavor.

I paired this with some beer and cheese soup for a perfect light lunch.

57md, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I must have forgot to review this one from my trip last week. Anyway poured a darker brown not opague but almost. Decent lighter brown heading, about an inch thick and kind of fizzed out after a few sips. Very little lacing in the beginning.

Nice roasted aromas and whoa a heavy hop blast here. Slight mocha mix with a nice bang of alcohol.

Taste has a nice mocha mix with a decent roasty and toasty malt backbone. Semi wood flavors with a touch of dark fruit. A bit more of a hop twang taste than I would expect from my stouts.

Medium - Full bodied and decent carbonation. Ok balance maybe not as thick as I like my stouts but still not bad.

A good stout, not the best I've had but not the worst. A nice hoppy twist to a stout.

TheFightfan1, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

IdrinkGas, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

acurtis, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of leschkie
3/5  rDev -21.5%

leschkie, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

FrankShirley, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

rowingbrewer, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +30.9%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the individual who shared this one with me (forgot who it was)! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a one finger mocha colored head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, subtle coffee, and subtle caramel. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, bitter hops, and subtle citrus. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. As stated in previous reviews this one was a little hoppier than I was hoping for. Despite this fact the other flavors carried over quite well. This one was quite complex as well... Worth trying if it is around, but I wouldn't seek it out personally.

thagr81us, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Exiled, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

sideshowe, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of beer2day
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, dark pour but not quite black. Slightest tint of red sneaking out. Mocha head, 2 fingers worth, and nice head retention. Thin lace all around the glass.

Nose is dark roast coffee, sweet chocolate, and flavorful citrus hops. The hops combine with the coffee to give off almost a cherry feel, but the citrus comes through in the end. Very sweet nose.

Very hop forward for the style. Citrus hits right away, even before the chocolate and coffee work in. Flavors combine for a lighter than expected finish, but again very hop forward. One of the hoppier stouts I've had.

Lighter feel than I expected and wanted, but may be by design with the hop character here.

Overall very well done. If you want a nice impy stout with good hop character, give this a try.

beer2day, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

hannydawg, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mgbickel, Nov 18, 2011
Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.