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Holy Moly - Cathedral Square Brewery

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 12-10-2011)
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bnes09

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfectly pitch black. Creamy tan head with descent retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

Roasted aroma, reminiscent of charcoal. Lots of bourbon in the nose. Earthy hops also.

Burnt bitterness of wheat toast, coffee, charcoal and tobacco hits the tongue and lingers for a while. Subtle molasses sweetness attempts to balance but is not match for the roasted malt. Assertive level of earthy hop bitterness compliments the roasted flavor. Finish is dry with a tart flavor.

Luscious full body with good carbonation. Creamy feel mid-drink and dry in the end.

Good stuff. Hard to screw up a Russian Imperial. Very complex and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:30:01 | More by bnes09
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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

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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.

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Holy Moly from Cathedral Square Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.