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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

148 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 148
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

calcnerd, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jhlosito75, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

dsnyder61, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Beermaine, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

millerbuffoon, Oct 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jaydoc, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

seanchai, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of jhawth
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. Pours an impermeable black with ruby edges, bubbly finger-and-a-half head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma: Roasted malts, wood, bourbon, slight vanilla, slight motor oil character.

Taste: Sweet, dark malts upfront, followed by roasty bitterness compounded with a boozy quality.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, light carbonation, viscous quality.

Overall: Enjoyable barrel aged stout. Perhaps slightly boozy for my tastes.

jhawth, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

whatname, Sep 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

cdtoffers, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of socon67
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber with beige foam that settles. No lacing of note.

S: Strong smell of pumpkin spice and light malt.

T: Like many pumpkin beers this was a bit too spiced. The subtle pumpkin notes were lost in the cinnamon. There is a bit of caramel malt in the finish.

M: Too spiced to enjoy more than one. Finishes with a warming burn, and a slight acidic bite.

O: A decent attempt, but I think the bolder profile detracted somewhat. Would like more of the pumpkin influences in this beer.

socon67, Sep 08, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color capped by a head that would honor a Belgian; leaves plenty of splashy lacing around the chalice

Smell: Cocoa, dark fruit, toasted brown bread; a little chalky

Taste: Cocoa powder and toasted brown bread, up front, with earthy hops developing in the middle; ; after the swallow, hints of dark fruit and chalk appear, with the cocoa flavors lingering underneath; dry finish, like an Irish stout

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Interesting how light this beer is for a 9% ABV; it has elements of Belgian (mouthfeel) and Irish (dryness) so it is hard to think of this as an American Imperial Stout (or a Russian Imperial Stout, which is how they characterize it on their website); if I don't think of the way they classify it I found that I liked it better

Thanks, bbpro47, for the opportunity

brentk56, Aug 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Tuckersmth, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

huntr70, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mltobin, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

LoveStout, Jun 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

DudMan, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

CoolEthan, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

sanitarium16, Jun 22, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 06JUN13 visit to ABC.... After a Barleywine for round 1 with my sammich, I had two 12oz snifters of this for dessert, at a more reasonable $4.75 per.

It was deeply opaque, a dark, dense brown with a creamy mocha head. The topping was thin and fine, sticking mostly at the edges, with good lacing. It had a rich choco nose, with some roastiness; quite inviting... Another solid medium-plus body, and it was smooth, though I thought it could be chewier.

Had lovely choco/coffee notes with more roasty aspects. As it warmed, dark fruit arose, akin to choco-covered cherries. A solid floral character brought things to a solid finish. Let this one warm; it is quite well-made! Prosit!!

4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1574

Bierman9, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

imyourhero21, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

LarryMyers, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Nocontrol1977, May 29, 2013
Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.