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Empire Imperial Stout - Cutters Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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jeep97

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-05-2014 14:50:03 | More by jeep97
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +13%

4 oz pour at tasting from a growler

A- Deep black holding all the light and goodness inside
S- Coco, vanilla, molassas, wood
T- WOW. This is on par with some well distributed and well reguarded Imperial Stouts. Coco and vanilla ice cream.
M- Silky smooth. Just like I like my stouts!

O- Hugely impressed with this offering from Cutters. I drank a bottle of Clown Shoes Undead Party Crasher a few days ago and Cutters edges that out. Very solid brew!

07-25-2014 19:03:42 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2014 02:00:36 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

06-04-2014 06:20:15 | More by ohiobeer29
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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-05-2014 01:22:58 | More by ethanmc12
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jadler16

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-02-2014 15:04:47 | More by jadler16
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StoutIrish

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 19:35:16 | More by StoutIrish
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emerge077

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

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

Indiana

2/5  rDev -48.1%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Indiana

5/5  rDev +29.9%

09-14-2013 03:38:54 | More by ABN_918
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Empire Imperial Stout from Cutters Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.