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Insidious Imperial Stout - Bethlehem Brew Works

Insidious Imperial Stout
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%


Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stakem on 02-08-2010)
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Lewdd

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-23-2013 02:12:32 | More by Lewdd
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-30-2013 03:00:49 | More by jd18
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-10-2013 01:30:25 | More by tobelerone
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Snagged a 750ml of this at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - On par with the style. Deep dark opaque black with a rocky full inch of head (a tad carbonated?) Head isn't very sticky but is a fairly dark shade of deep brown mocha.

S - Fierce roast and some underlining dark chocolate. Smell is sweet yet balanced with a tone of bittering hops and some molasses.

T - I enjoy the flavor it doesn't seem to have a huge bitter malt profile which wins me over. The sweetness of the chocolate never gets to intense and roast is a nice backseat once warmed. I did notice at cold it was fairly roasty and bitter so let this one warm a tad to bring out the flavor.

M - Had to do this one first because the taste seems a bit watery. Drinks more like a bubbly stout with a medium creamy body.

Overall it drinks like a smooth "Blackout stout" except more traditional. Not really winning me over in the bomber but would consider getting it again if it was a 10 dollar four pack (like Devious pumpkin)

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:42:00 | More by DrDemento456
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-04-2012 00:26:27 | More by EFR94
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-25-2012 02:44:08 | More by FrankShirley
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-22-2012 20:17:17 | More by deapokid
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-05-2012 21:12:02 | More by pavpav12
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-09-2012 00:52:34 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-25-2012 22:57:15 | More by rydev24
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-19-2012 23:41:50 | More by djrn2
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-10-2012 03:43:43 | More by SpillyBeers
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on draft at Bethlehem Brew Works. It was served in a 12 oz. goblet.

A - Poured an almost black with a one finger tan head that fades quickly. I would have liked a bit more retention in a big stout but the lacing it left was nice.

S - Nice toasty smell with coffee, toffee, and some oak. Faint smells of dark fruits round out the smell nicely.

T - Some dark chocolate, caramel, and cherry with a mild bitterness of hops and wood. Not bad, but the tastes aren't as strong as the smell suggested.

M - Too thin for an imperial stout. Carbonation is delicate, but suits the flavors and style.

O - Not one of the better RIS out there. The flavors are well balanced but too faint. That, combined with the thin mouthfeel makes this one a bit watery. I may try the bottled version to compare, but I won't get this one on draft at the Brew Works again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 00:21:22 | More by NoLeafClover44
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-15-2012 02:08:39 | More by acurtis
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-09-2012 23:04:02 | More by bacher468
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-18-2011 07:23:56 | More by 1p5v
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-15-2011 17:53:09 | More by nmann08
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep amber color with two fingers of fluffy/foamy coffee colored head that remains throughout the beer.

The scent is of roasted mals, notes of fruit and chocolate.

The taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, and a very faint note of alcohol.

Full bodied, smooth and a bit creamy, low carbonation.

This is a pretty solid RIS, the flavors were nice but I thought they could have been a bit more pronounced. I would definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 18:18:49 | More by BeerCon5
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a black color and a tan head. The head had a good retention and a decent lacing. The smell of the beer was roasted and a little boozy. The taste of the beer has some nice roasted malt and chocolate flavors. It's also got a light sweetness to it. The mouthfeel was pretty good, it's got a nice thickness to it. Overall this brew isn't bad but not my favorite Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 03:54:00 | More by Knapp85
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Won in a game of Texas Hold 'Em from MasterSki. The bet was originally for Kaggen, but he said this was better.

A - Black beer, tan head, decent lace. Pretty good looking.

S - A lot of roast, with some hints of smoke, chocolate, and some bitter coffee. I like the smell on this one.

T - Tastes about how you would expect based on th enose. Mostly roast with some touches of smoke, a little bit of burnt cocoa, and some coffee. It's very solid, and don't have any complaints about it.

M - Medium bodied, it had too much carbonation, but the swirling-the-glass trick that was taught to me helped to dissipated it quite well.

O - Good beer, good example of the style. That said, it is not special in any way. While I enjoyed drinking it, I would not go out of my way to get it.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 19:53:35 | More by AgentZero
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The listing for these Fegley's beers are kind of a mess, as there are two brewpubs that share one line of bottles. In any case, thanks to Tanger for sending me a bottle of this one a while back. Served in a wine glass.

A - Pours with ample carbonation that forms a big tan foam that lingers and eventually settles to a thin cap, leaving plenty of lace. Body is appropriately black.

S - Anise, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light smoke, some dark toasted grains, and a bit of earthiness. As it warms up more dark fruit character comes out.

T - Taste is mostly roasted malt, with some licorice and light espresso bitterness, as well as a mildly smoky finish.

M - Medium body that seems a bit light for 9%. Slightly overcarbonated, but nothing a few swirls of the glass a a bit of patience won't solve.

D - It's a solid but unexceptional RIS. I'd have it again if offered, but there's plenty of stuff available locally that I'd choose over this beer. Alcohol was well-hidden, and I happily topped up my glass a few times.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 04:54:59 | More by MasterSki
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Insidious Imperial Stout from Bethlehem Brew Works
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