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Imperial Stout - Epic Brewing Company

Imperial StoutImperial Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

172 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 172
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by fountainofyouth:
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm holding bottle #5 of 1,800 from this limited release. It's in a 22 oz. bottle, naturally, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: It is extremely dark and impenetrable, barely kicking up a head as it pours. The half-finger head is medium brown.

Smell: It's got a pretty strong scent, even for the style. The website advertises "all chocolate and toasted malt," but I'm getting mostly flowery hops. Perhaps it's the Cascade.

Taste: A pretty complex mix at first. Some good dark malt, balanced by spicy and flowery hops. Alcohol is subdued. Nothing special. I docked points because the hops kind of just take over as you keep drinking.

Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth and thick. Average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 22:43:00 | More by fountainofyouth
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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Release #16, SLC #1265.

A real nice mocha brown one finger and a half tall head. Even bubbled quite creamy and slowly settles nicely. Real nice dark color to the head and giving a thick collar. Body is classic opaque dark walnut black. A little tilt under the collar shows some clarity with a hint of red hue. Leopard and speckled lacing hit while drinking. Great looking stout.

Interesting solid nose. Nice soft roasted malts, hints a little at chocolate but more to coffee. Great fruit subdued component to this, almost grape sweetness. A faint whiff of smokehouse cedar and wood embers comes out just on the end. Like this faint smoke in there too. Lots going on here quite nice, very balanced, but the roast grains dominate.

Palate delivers real nicely. Nearly silky texture, soft and giving to great roast coffee and chocolate feel. Bittering palate slightly, comes off with a hint of tobacco warmth and char. A real nice piping finish and controlled heat of hop and roast. Nothing boozy about this beer whatsoever. Warm espresso, chocolatey feel, bitter controlled finish almost lime juice to match. Fruit sweetness is pretty much non existent though than what the nose indicates.

Overall this is a real constructed brew, and a great beer to quaff.

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Black colored beer with a brown colored head.

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Pours out dark as a stout can be with a two finger brown head with decent retention. Seems to have decent lacing. Smell is dark fruits like raisins with some burnt malt and a decent amount of sweetness that I assume is coming from the malts. Taste is definitely some burnt malts and plenty of dark fruit with a slight sweet taste that seems to hang in the throat. The mouthfell is quite thick which is nice for the style which is one of the better attributes of the beer. This beer seems to be pretty one dimensional and not tons going on here. It's not a bad Imperial stout but it just doesn't have much going on. No chocolate to be found and I assume they use cheap ingredients like in most of their beers... Overall this is an OK stout with a little hops that come out in the end and hangs a little in the throat, It's not a bad beer but it's just not really that good either. I certainly would drink it again but it wouldn't be a first choice if I was suggesting a strong stout to someone, Not good and not bad. Just no better than average.

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Imperial Stout from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.