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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

142 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-23-2012 13:30:13 | More by vicsju1991
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jp312

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

09-03-2012 23:27:05 | More by jp312
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deg

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured pitch black with a tan head. I could smell cherries, but only faintly, and not much else. I could taste chocolate, some vanilla, with a roasty finish. No cloying aftertaste and no noticeable alcohol burn. A pretty easy drinking imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 23:40:45 | More by deg
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vande

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-18-2012 05:12:49 | More by vande
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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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bassbase

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2012 23:08:58 | More by bassbase
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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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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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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

07-24-2012 20:33:15 | More by zillo043068
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2012 12:59:25 | More by jbaker67
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a wonderful, almost pitch black color with a thin off white head. The head faded in a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter amount of lacing.

Smell – The aromas were heavy of chocolate and dark fruit with some coffee notes. The dark fruit was mainly cherry and fig in nature producing and overall very sweet aroma. Mixed with these were nice aromas of some whisky and booze as well overall giving a very nice smell.

Taste – The aromas that were detected were also present in the taste. The taste began with a good lot of cocoa and sweeter fruit flavors of cherry and some prune. As the taste advanced a light coffee and more roasty flavor meet the tongue. These were soon met with some sweeter fig and cherry flavors that either showed up (fig) or intensified (cherry) as the taste went on and in the end with a slight boozy flavor created a very pleasant warming/flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Creamy with a lighter level of carbonation. Very fitting for the style and quite nice for the stronger brew.

Overall – Delicious. A nice strong, slightly sweeter, stout. Lots of roasty and sweet flavor here. Well worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 23:46:06 | More by Darkmagus82
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salvy31

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a 25cl Duvel tulip. Thanks to Tony for sharing.

A: Black body, scarlet highlights; one-finger head of fine light-brown foam. Ok retention, good lace. Nice.

S: Sweet + strong, with dark fruit, molasses, and chocolate. Very intense, but not exactly coherent.

T: Fruity, molasses-y sweetness up front; coffee and char thereafter, and booze on the finish. Ok.

M: Medium body, plenty of creamy carbonation. Very good.

O: Better than average, but nothing special.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 00:22:08 | More by woosterbill
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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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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-08-2012 00:41:08 | More by chim52chim
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

04-30-2012 22:58:01 | More by st9647v3
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-23-2012 02:48:33 | More by muletrane
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stooge

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Excited to find this beer on a recent trip to the Philly area close to where I grew up. Nice roasted coffee and mocha aromas with a dark brown but opaque appearance. Tan head that dissipated rather quickly and produced nice lacing. More carbonation than expected from this style. Nice blend of roasted malt flavor combined with hints of dark chocolate, caramel, and raisins. The flavor and complexity of the bourbon barrel aging came through nicely in the aftertaste. Not as thick as what I would expect from an Imperial Stout.

Not quite what I was expecting, but overall a nice find.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 03:42:28 | More by stooge
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whartontallboy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-06-2012 00:36:10 | More by whartontallboy
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-04-2012 13:56:58 | More by jculler82
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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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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-26-2012 15:01:31 | More by RobertColianni
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-25-2012 22:57:40 | More by rydev24
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robieobie1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

03-19-2012 15:12:34 | More by robieobie1
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webb534

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-16-2012 14:19:54 | More by webb534
Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.