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Empire Imperial Stout - Cutters Brewing Company

Empire Imperial StoutEmpire Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.76%


Brewed by:
Cutters Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmarsh123 on 10-06-2011)
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AmitC

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-12-2013 01:18:39 | More by AmitC
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emerge077

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Howard for this one!
Quick review from notes.

Brownish black body, fluffy tan foam forms a substantial head that lasts for a few minutes. Spotty lace around the edges.

Woody tobacco and trace bourbon in the aroma.

Taste is similarly woody with a considerable whiskey booziness, some bitter roast malt there underneath. Feel is somewhat astringent, not overly harsh but it's not subtle. Fairly rich, bitter, woody, and dry in the aftertaste with some residual char. Overall it was alright though I wonder if something went wrong here.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:28:31 | More by emerge077
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fredmugs

Indiana

2/5  rDev -48.3%

03-13-2014 23:26:25 | More by fredmugs
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-26-2014 02:09:26 | More by scott2269
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-19-2014 19:26:10 | More by nhirsch04
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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

01-21-2014 12:00:47 | More by Lynn
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-12-2014 16:28:34 | More by NooseJustice
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-31-2013 02:09:22 | More by jhartley
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-24-2013 00:13:14 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-15-2013 23:39:57 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-15-2013 23:38:48 | More by Knapp85
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machostacos

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

12-03-2013 00:00:26 | More by machostacos
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first time ever picking up anything from Cutters Brewing; I’ve had their Scottish ale, but that was shared from some cool guy’s growler. Pretty tasty. This brewery’s about 10 minutes or so from my house, so here’s hoping this one’s good – I’d certainly welcome fresh, delicious beer within short driving distance.

A: Mirrored black body with almost no head; what’s there looks like soda fizz, light brown and dissipating quickly. A quick twirl of the glass brings up a bit of soft beige foam and leaves some globs of lacing, though.

S: The rich, gooey aroma of brownie batter and molasses is the centerpiece – dark and authentic, the chocolate here has a depth that’s simply intoxicating. Toasted coconut and warm, oaky booze come out as it warms, though, stopping this nose just short of pure residual sugariness.

T: A bold palate that’s packing a lot of complexity. Immediate tastes are a soft combination of sweets, the vanilla ice cream, caramel, and chocolate fudge of the profile, along with a tangible raisin and molasses tone. The dark fruit hints at a transition to an earthy, bitter back end, slowly tightening the palate with tastes of bittersweet cocoa, tangy sassafras, mellow bourbon, and a small amount of char. It peaks with a hoppy pine bitterness that I’d expect would be quite oily if the dark malt tastes weren’t in the way. The aftertaste is just that: moderately dry, with hop resins more brisk and sustained than expected.

M: Limited carbonation and a silky body make this go down a bit like the molasses it’s sporting – or maybe that’s a consequence of adding that stuff to your beer. I guess I should clarify that that’s actually a good thing, as it means this beer has a drinkable heft to it.

O: I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, but I paid way too much for it: upwards of $5 for a 12-oz. bottle. At that price, I’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to pick it up again; however, it did pique my interest in Avon’s own Cutters Brewing. Hopefully I’ll be sampling more of their offerings sometime soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:07:34 | More by BarryMFBurton
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bzach

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-27-2013 06:29:44 | More by bzach
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BeerGut4Life

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-12-2013 23:15:30 | More by BeerGut4Life
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-01-2013 22:59:54 | More by osuskin
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-01-2013 19:19:07 | More by DangerDawg
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-16-2013 00:21:05 | More by BigJim5021
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ABN_918

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.2%

09-14-2013 03:38:54 | More by ABN_918
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JDizzle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-10-2013 15:36:55 | More by JDizzle
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

a - poured a one finger thick creamy, coffee-colored head into a snifter that settled to a thin ring.
s - dark fruits and syrupy sweetness.
t - dark fruits and molasses.
m - creamy and medium.
o - not a huge fan of this beer. the fruit and molasses don't meld well here and there was something else going on that i couldn't quite put my finger on.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:20:47 | More by GPHarris
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-30-2013 00:52:11 | More by Boilerfood
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-28-2013 04:35:01 | More by mpayne5
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-15-2013 00:54:53 | More by alysmith4
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flagmantho

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: dense black body with some dark brown highlights around the edges. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam with a nice lace left on the glass as it dissipates. Attractive!

Smell: rich, malty aroma with hints of dates and a bit of chocolate. I feel like it is a little low in intensity, but the composition, while not especially complex for the style, really appeals to me. Quite dessert-ey.

Taste: roasty up-front with a pretty mild flavor profile, considering its alcoholic strength. It is smooth and rested, and not hot at all, which I really like. Some of that nice date character remains, and it finishes a little bit sharp, but overall it's quite sweet and mild. I think it has a great flavor composition, but I would love a little more oomph.

Mouthfeel: hugely rich body with a good level of carbonation and a super silky smooth creaminess. I love it!

Overall: this is a good beer; one which is especially smooth for its ABV. It's not strongly flavored for the style, but it is so well-rounded, balanced and clean that this can be overlooked.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 05:14:08 | More by flagmantho
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Empire Imperial Stout from Cutters Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.