Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout - Allentown Brew Works
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3.61/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
09-08-2013 17:53:21 | More by socon67
3.84/5 rDev +0.5%
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
08-18-2013 22:35:26 | More by brentk56
4.18/5 rDev +9.4%
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
06-11-2013 16:02:43 | More by Bierman9
Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
86 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.