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Bert's Disqualified Imperial Stout - Wandering Star Brewing Company

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Bert's Disqualified Imperial Stout
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88
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wandering Star Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berkshire County homebrewer Bert Holdredge won the ‘Brewers Choice’ prize in the 2011 New York City Homebrew Competition with this recipe (the prize was for a commercial batch to be brewed on our system) – but was disqualified from the official BJCP competition since he’d forgotten to remove a label from a bottle. A dangerously drinkable pitch-black stout with rich chocolate and peat smoke notes, and just a hint of alcohol warmth.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 08-11-2011)
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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New York

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-07-2013 21:32:27 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-28-2013 04:59:32 | More by tobelerone
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-20-2013 02:00:47 | More by bellb
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-16-2013 06:20:03 | More by jmdrpi
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sneaks2210

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-21-2012 18:58:07 | More by sneaks2210
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-26-2012 16:08:28 | More by rolltide8425
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cowboy83

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2012 19:07:58 | More by cowboy83
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/3/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, with a thin brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with strong flavors of milk and dark chocolate followed by a hearty roasted malt character. There’s a touch of smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice stout to drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2012 19:30:16 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-18-2012 18:59:04 | More by Burt
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured without any head.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts and licorice in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts and licorice. The licorice flavors seem to become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good representation of the style. It seems to have a bit more licorice flavors compared to other beers in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 03:26:24 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a jet black with absolutely no head whatsoever. No lacing is observed.

S: The overall aroma of this beer is pretty weak and hard to detect. I get dark roasted malts, licorice/anise, and a subtle presence of alcohol.

T: Starts out very sweet with dark roasted malts and some caramel malts, followed by some licorice/anise notes, and then an interesting subtle smokiness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light amounts of carbonation.

O: Slightly too little carbonation and not enough complexity in the flavor combined with the weak nose make this one a beer that I am unlikely to order again - I had high hopes for it because of the other great beers I have had from Wandering Star in the past but was a little disappointed. There is some alcohol presence as well.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 14:59:16 | More by dbrauneis
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into tulip at Sunset in Boston.
Pours a deep black with tan head.
Bitter roasted bold coffee aroma.
Taste is of bitter coffee and slight chocolate. Slight alcohol flavor.
Overall, its a pretty good imperial stout. Not overly done but it seems very mild to me and lacking any huge footprint on my palate.
I bet this would be a nice bourbon aged...

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2012 00:22:55 | More by DrinkSlurm
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albertjr21

New York

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip from a growler filled fresh just hours ago, brew pours a solid black under a thin dark khaki foam.

S: Dark bitter chocolate and a little herbal sweetness seem to fill the aroma for a cooling nasal awakening.

M/T: One of the more obvious chocolate flavorings I've ever sensed in a beer and it is very nicely complemented with a solid hop backbone. Fine flavors of dark intense chocolate and smoky roasted malt linger on the palate long after the finish.

O: Delicious and in the words of the brewery "dangerously drinkable"...

Serving type: growler

02-25-2012 01:27:49 | More by albertjr21
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Avantyawn

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Barcade

A: Typical Russian Imperial stout, but with no head at all. Looks a very dark beer with no head.

S: Very sweet malty, coffee, roasted grain

T: Delicious, delicate yet bold. Many nuances of flavor, coffee, chocolate, sweet malt, a bit of hoppy fruit. Awesome.

M: Medium-thick, I usually hate when RIS are a bit "watery" but this works being on the thin side for an RIS. It doesn't have the knock you on your ass thick mouthfeel, goes down very smoothy and easy, but not wimpy. I enjoyed the feel of this. Delicate.

O: Overall, I very much enjoyed this beer and thought it was excellent. I'd highly recommend this beer if you ever see it available on tap. Well done!

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 06:21:41 | More by Avantyawn
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-16-2012 16:47:43 | More by jhb138
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Bert's Disqualified Imperial Stout from Wandering Star Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.