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Empire Imperial Stout - Cutters Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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James_007

Indiana

1.54/5  rDev -60%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

I am a beer lover regardless, especially a stout. When I opened the bottle and poured the beer into the glass, there appeared to be a white frothy foam that first came from the bottle. It dissipated quick, but made me wonder. The taste was that of molasses, coffee, and roasty kind of taste. Nothing that was satisfying to me at all. The mouth feel was that of a stout, but a little too thick. Smell was like I was smelling a cup of Joe, which I didn't find satisfying, I like drinking a stout beer that smells like roasted grain, a bit of lactose-like sweetness, a bit of coffee bean aroma, just enough to hit a really nice balance between sweet and roasty that a lot of stouts miss.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 02:47:38 | More by James_007
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fredmugs

Indiana

2/5  rDev -48.1%

03-13-2014 23:26:25 | More by fredmugs
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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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roger617

Indiana

2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip

A: 3.5 Even with a vigorous pour, there was a fine line of tan colored head that did not last for over a minute. Color is deep black as expected, painting the edges of the glass.
S: 3.0 There is a lot of roast, molasses, and coffee going on here. It's noted on the bottle as being brewed with molasses.
T: 2.5 I detect a mildly sweet front, with a roast coffe after taste. The molasses is evident, as is a defined roast flavor. The lingering after taste leaves a lot to be desired - all that's left after a few seconds is the roast, makes me feel like I just chewed on a burnt piece chicken.
M: 3.75 This is so silky smooth for the thickness. Carbonation level, despite the appearance is very fitting for the style and flavoring.
O: 2.75 Taste is my primary factor in overall, and this one does not hit my pallet well, nor does it match up to other beers in the same style. I think the addition of the molasses does more damage than good, and it seems like there was a heavy bill of roasted malt that could be backed down to take more of a background flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 00:43:50 | More by roger617
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.1%

01-27-2013 18:09:39 | More by Klif
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

Alabama

3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
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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machostacos

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-04-2012 03:20:35 | More by fvernon
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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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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Deschute tulip. Big thanks to cpmichael for the share.

A: Pours a dark black with mocha colored head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin collar and leave some splotches of lace down the glass.

S: Roasted malts, bitter bakers chocolate, some oats and a little coffee bean fill the nose.

T: The taste matches the nose to a T. Nice combination of roasted malts, some oaty flavors, chocolate and coffee.

M: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation with a dry roasty finish.

o: This was a very solid brew that I would love to revisit when my palate isn't full of Apple Brandy Zhukov, Brandy Barrel Dark Apparition, Hunahpu...you get the idea.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 13:42:15 | More by Treebs
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emerge077

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
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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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-20-2013 14:51:20 | More by enelson
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-24-2013 00:42:01 | More by robwestcott
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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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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-03-2013 13:55:12 | More by rmehughes
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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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Empire Imperial Stout from Cutters Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.