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Imperial Stout - Epic Brewing Company

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very good

207 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | 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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Ratings: 207 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Birmz, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Jasonrm72, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

irthesteve, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Raziel313, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

drone, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

tourdot, May 04, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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
Photo of jzeilinger
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +2.6%

NateMac13, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

blindpiggie, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

sourdog, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

livingtodie, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Joweis, Mar 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Achilles811, Mar 20, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A bomber on a snowy day. 1 of only 1800 bottles. Poured into a chalice.

A good beer but a bit too hot in the finish. Barrel-aged qualities without the aging or the barrels. 4.25

A – Pours an opaque dark brown to black with reddish tints, a thin brown head that dissipates quickly, a little viscous, nice brown lacing. 4.25

S – Roasted malts, some alcohol/whiskey, a bit of tobacco, prunes (?). 4

T – Roasted malt, dark chocolate, slightly sweet, but also some minor metallic taste (-). 4

MF – Medium-heavy body, SMOOTH and creamy, semi-dry finish with alcohol heat and slickness at the very end. A great mouth feel! 4.5

Sludgeman, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jdkitchi, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Stinger80OH, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Canada_Dan, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

RayOhioFelton, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

fullmoonbeer, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

tedho21, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
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.

smakawhat, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

johnnnniee, Feb 01, 2014
Imperial Stout from Epic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.