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Imperial Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This massive Stout pours a mahogany black with a thick, brown head. The aroma is all chocolate roasted malt. The aroma is all chocolate and toasted malt. The first wave of flavor embraces anise and dark, bitter chocolate but opens up to include coffee, smoke and rich sweet malt.

(Beer added by: bishopgary on 12-06-2010)
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ONovoMexicano, Sep 04, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a black body with two finger tan head that dies quick.
Aroma is mostly roasted malts and chocolate although there are some coffee notes and possible caramel and toffee malts as well (and I swear I get a hint of dark fruit).
Medium bodied and balanced, the beer shifts between two primary flavors of roasted malts and this chocolaty, syrupy sweetness (not quite Hershey territory).
Finishes easy and rather smooth/sweet than dry, not a heavy imperial stout but a mighty tasty/sweet one that hit my sweet tooth.

clayrock81, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

deac83, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

yaksurf, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

caahare, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

rpt2805, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

InfragilisBrew, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Mphis, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Birmz, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Jasonrm72, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

irthesteve, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Raziel313, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

drone, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tourdot, May 04, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 Release, 10.6% ABV

Appearance: Pours with a dark brown color yet sits black in the glass. Half a finger of bubbly dark brown head. Random sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Bitter dark chocolate and oats pop up on the front. Solid hop body with pleasant accents of black licorice, moss, oats, lactose, and sweet malt. Overall the aroma is definitely on the sweeter side, but is done very well.

Taste: Sweet malt, lactose, and black licorice hit the palate first. Balanced hop tones pick up in the body and gradually transition into some heavier roasted malt tones with accents of coffee grounds, toffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. The finish is a lingering mossy hop flavor, caramel, lactose, and taffy.

Mouthfeel: Awesome transitions from sweet to roasted, back to sweet. Robust full body. Carbonation is well done for even such a young stout.

Overall: This is some seriously great stuff. I cannot wait to try the big baptist which I picked up at the same time. Really impressed how well this drank fresh, have no hesitations to drink this brew ASAP. Reminds me a ton of Founder's RIS.

KFBR392, Apr 25, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In review, a 2013 bottle.

A - Pours dark, midnight black color with a thick mocha colored lacing ring and moderately viscous when the glass is swirled. Nice legs.

S - Mocha, light char, mocha cream, burnt chocolate.

T - Dark fruit, mocha, burnt chocolate, alcohol.

M - Heavy medium body, sticky on the lips, coats the mouth with ark fruit and burnt chocolate.

O - A solid Imperial Stout, have really enjoyed the Exponential Series from Epic.

jzeilinger, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

NateMac13, Apr 19, 2014
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blindpiggie, Apr 18, 2014
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sourdog, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

livingtodie, Mar 29, 2014
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Imperial Stout from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.