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Imperial Loon Stout - Squam Brewing

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84
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 10-08-2011)
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a mug, the beer is a rich, thick, black coloring with only the slightest hints of a filmy head that quickly disappear as the beer settles. The beer leaves a slick, trace lacing as you drink, and that lacing slides back down the glass into the beer in short time. Very heavy in appearance. Aromas of heavy roast, bitter coffee, boozy notes, and a subtle molasses highlight. Flavors are heavily roasted and bitter forward, but with a creamy, almost velvety character that balances, and very rich molasses once again stepping forward, bringing a very layered depth to the beer. Not as heavy as most imperial stouts in the ABV department, the beer does have a subtle warmth that builds. The aftertaste is more of the richly sweet molasses, with hints of baker's chocolate and bitter coffee. Very robust and creamy in mouth, with a slick, palate coating, lingering finish. This is a solid beer, and fairly easy to drink given the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:26:39 | More by GarthDanielson
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-08-2014 05:07:54 | More by ipc2000
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-11-2014 21:03:42 | More by Carpentiere
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lou50rp

Maine

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, almost black, little lacing and weak head.
Fruity, chocolatey smell, bit on the weak side
Good taste of fruit and dark chocolate. tastes better than it smelled
Mouthfeel is not as heavy as I like in an imperial stout
Overall it is a good imperial stout, but when a RIS fix, I'll grab an Old Rasputin

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 23:43:35 | More by lou50rp
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-01-2014 03:16:31 | More by steve8robin
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AndyGator

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-19-2013 15:26:30 | More by AndyGator
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-20-2013 01:12:48 | More by kdivers
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-29-2013 06:50:49 | More by Kelp
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

02-20-2013 02:59:35 | More by t0rin0
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metapod

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-15-2012 02:15:24 | More by metapod
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours a pitch black, with a wonderful mocha head, that leaves nice looking lace. Smell is very roasty coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and a touch of smoke. Taste is all of that, but I love how this beer has matured from the first time I reviewed it, very nice stout! Body is medium, nice carbonation, a bit dry as expected, and excellent drinkability. This is a very solid RIS.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 22:51:55 | More by SawDog505
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thisisxxmyIPA

New Hampshire

2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Dark black, head falls away much too quickly to nearly a complete disappearance.

S - Nice roasted grains, chocolate, etc but a bit mild.

T - MUCH too mild for an Imp Stout. Very reserved. A bit of roast, not much else.

M - Very thin body. VERY watery.

Hopefully this guy gets everything in working order. Maybe I'll try it again if I have heard that things have changed.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:16:27 | More by thisisxxmyIPA
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on November 5, 2011.It begins with a charcoal black pour with a thin head that becomes a long-lasting ring. The aroma has a nice dose of roasted malts, black cherry, coffee grinds, and a variable hop bitterness at the tail end.The body was in the medium range so it was not quite as heavy as many Impy Stouts I have had. But there is a decent creaminess. The taste brings out the coffee and dark malts that frequently come with the style but it just seems to be a little less than expected. There is a pungent hop bitterness at the end that helps me remember this better than others. Would I buiy it again? Not sure for $9/bottle but if I had the chance to drink it again I would not say no.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:19:54 | More by puboflyons
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

New Imperial stout available in NH so I jumped on it.
Pours a solid dark brown with a stingy tan head that recedes too quickly. Smells of roasted grains, coffee and chocolate with a hint of plastic phenol in there as well. The plastic went away eventually but it was definitely there when first opened. Taste is a bit mild for an Imperial. Sweet caramel and chocolate with a coffee roasty edge and a fairly dry finish. At first I think this is a thick dry stout, then I settle on a cross between a sweet and a foreign extra stout, imperial is a stretch. Medium to thin body, moderate level of carbonation, sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. I wanted to love this beer because its local, but I just didn't. This is a fairly flavorful beer, but the body is quite thin for an imperial. 9.25 at Bert's for a bomber, I can find much better examples for that kind of scratch.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 00:21:37 | More by johnnnniee
Imperial Loon Stout from Squam Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.