Holy Moly - Cathedral Square Brewery

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 49
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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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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 (586 characters)

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the most refreshing Russian Imperial Stout I have had to date. The hops in this beer are really a great addition to the beer. The acid from the hops cuts the thickness of the dark beer. It is not an overly hoppy beer although it has a lot of IBUs. I don't get a really big nose on this beer but what is there is nice an stouty with some hop notes as well. Not a tremendous head by any means but what it lacks in appearance it makes up in taste and mouthfeel. Pretty damn delicious! (489 characters)

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Looking at this brew... This is the best looking beer from this brewery. Pours perfectly with a two finger thick tan head that has awesome retention. The body is black with dark ruby red hues showing off in normal light.

The aroma is woody, coffee, metallic, cocoa, and vanilla.

The taste has chocolate, tea, and vanilla.

By far this is the best beer from this brewery. (375 characters)

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A: Pours a black color with a tan head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate with some roasted malt and bit of caramel.

F: Flavor of bittersweet chocolate, coffee with some roasted malt. There is a bitterness throughout with a dry finish.

F: Fairly full body, quite smooth. No hint of the 10% alcohol. nice balance.

O: Very nice Imperial Stout from a local brewer. worth a try. (405 characters)

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Purchased in St. Louis, MO. Poured from 22oz bomber into a snifter. No date on bottle. A - Dark black with an off white head which leaves extensive lacing. S - Dark chocolate and roasted malt. T - Coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Rich and decadent. M - Light to medium body with a generous carbonation. A good imperial stout. Very dark tasting. Liked the Hail Mary better though. (381 characters)

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Black in color with a brownish head. The smell is of highly roasted grain...a touch of smoke, some alcohol, and a hint of rich malt. The flavor is strong...grain, some chocolate, highly roasted malt, and dark fruit. The beer hides its alcohol very well...it is hard to know that it has 9% abv. Full in body. This is a reasonably good imperial stout. (354 characters)

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Holy Moly from Cathedral Square Brewery
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