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Holy Moly - Cathedral Square Brewery

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cathedral Square Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 12-10-2011

Brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style, this offering boasts plenty of malt character and an aggressive amount of hops. A rich, flavorful ale with a finish you won’t believe.
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Photo of Florida9
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First of all, I figure this one was going to be play on a Mexican mole. I was wrong....
Black in color with a very large light tan colored head. Very good retention, but far more heady than I'd expect for a RIS. Aroma isn't bad. Roasted malts, coffee and a bit of citrusy hops. Taste is okay. Nothing too impressive. Roasted malts, sour coffee, cola, and pine. Chocolate on the back end. Heavy medium body, but rather thin for the style. Slightly acidic.
A fairly average RIS. Probably not worth the calories.

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of dradair
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of barnzy78
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle,
A 3.5 - black with a creamy tan head that fades rather quickly
S 4 - sweet nose with dark chocolate, roasted barley, anise, earthy hop
T 3.75 - lots of dark chocolate with caramel, roasted barley, french roast coffee, anise, earth, pine, oats perhaps, some dark fruit especially as it warms
M 3.75 - medium-full body but feels thin at times, creamy and smooth, moderate carbonation
O 3.75 - I liked the abundance of dark chocolate notes, but it all doesn't meld perfectly for me for some reason. Either way, it was still very enjoyable.

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of thefluker
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of HooRy9er
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Lindleyw
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of russpowell
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour an effervescent mahogany with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: A little dark fruit & carob, vanilla & boozeyness once warm

T: Faint smokeyness & prunes, some carob up front. More prunes as this warms, some carob & black currant, a little bit of minty hops & chocolate, plus woodiness. Finishes dry, woody & with a bit of prune & chocolate

MF: Medium body, near flat carbonation, becomes stickier & a bit fuller once warm

Kind of a middleweight in a division of heavyweights, worth a try, but not very memorable. Got a little better once warm

Photo of cody4prez
2.22/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

The smell is fine and so is the look. However, the roast malts seem completely over powered with the aftertaste with a sweetness. When I drink an imperial stout, I want intense roast malts ... hints of coffee or fruit. This stout lacked this and had a strange aftertaste.

Photo of t8dd
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Bear1964
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of moarmare
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jmccullough108
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of buzze40
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Holy Moly from Cathedral Square Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.