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Imperial Stout - Peace Tree Brewing Co.

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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83
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peace Tree Brewing Co. visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Imperial Stout is brewed with over 1-1/2 times the malted barley of a normal stout. High quality Belgian black malt and caramel malt contribute to the wonderful chocolate, coffeem and toffee characteristics. Belgian yeast is used to add flavorful esters and complexity. Three varieties of hops are boiled to balance the malt with medium bitterness and hop aroma.

(Beer added by: AmericanGothic on 03-11-2011)
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4/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2014 22:55:41 | More by Bear1964
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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 3/26/14. Comes in a single 22 ounce bottle for $6.99 that I purchased today at the local Hy-Vee. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner pint glass.

Pours a super dark brown almost black in color with about a 1-finger brown head and doesn't last long and ends up just along the sides of the glass. Some very light spotty lacing is seen with each sip but settles back down to the sides of the glass also. The aroma is very pleasant and is of of roasted dark malts and coffee beans. The taste starts out of roasted malt sweetness then ends with a espresso finish BUT isn't overdone. Actually goes down easy and doesn't have a harsh or bitter aftertaste. Also the higher alcohol content isn't noted BUT I am sure it would sneak up on you at 10%. :)

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 21:45:12 | More by BeerWithMike
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Michigan

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The pour is a very dark brown, nearly black but not quite there yet. Literally almost no head after an aggressive pour. Hell, there's barely even a skin. Just a minor, tan ring that eventually scoots its way around the edge of the beer. Pretty unimpressive looking for an imperial stout, seems kind of thin and uneventful.

Unfortunately the aroma really isn't that much better than the appearance. It's got a nice stroke of lightly roasted coffee beans and some darker malts in the distance, but sadly not much else. After a few minutes, some light cocoa powder comes through, but that's where the variety stops. And not only is the profile just elementary, it's kind of weak and underpowered. I expect much more from beers of this size - it just doesn't live up.

Man, oh man. The flavor really doesn't do much to aid in the redemption of this beer, and things are quickly heading south. Up front, over-acidic and burnt coffee beans strike first; acrid and astringent in character. The astringency hits so hard that it almost feels tart for a second, but not in an enjoyable way. A light dusting of cocoa powder and cola finishes things off, but the high acidity and beyond-astringent bitterness make this beer hard to drink. Not to mention the lackluster, thin body for such a large stout.

Unimpressed is putting it nicely. This beer was not doing it for me at all. Wonder if it was a bad bottle or if that's just how it is. I like bitterness in my stouts. A heavy roast and even a big dose of hops. But the sheer oily acidity of this one made it nearly unpalatable. Thanks to Jeff for the share, but I won't be having this one again.

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deepseacatfish

Iowa

3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Imperial Stout is a dark blackish beer, with very slight head when poured. The malt and alcohol are both pretty present in the nose and when tasted. Generally light mouthfeel, with clear presence of alcohol, roasted malt. Some coffee-ish notes, and a little tartness. Overall pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours very dark with just a little bit of amber highlights. Head formation is mocha colored, but it breaks down quickly. Only a light film remains.

S - Almost imperceptible smell - a little bit of chocolate and some yeast.

T - Starts off with a little bit of malt sweetness. Mid-stream gets a little bit of belgian yeast, a hair of white pepper and some fruitiness. Finishes very clean, only a little bit of alcohol warmth.

M - Solid mouthfeel, light to moderate carbonation. Very smooth, goes down easy and very clean. Little bit of alcohol warmth.

O/D - A very interesting stout - I wasn't sure if the belgian yeast would make it through, but it does contribute. ABV is somewhat zingy, so drink it slow.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 06:19:55 | More by katan
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Imperial Stout from Peace Tree Brewing Co.
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