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Empire Imperial Stout - Cutters Brewing Company

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of James_007
1.54/5  rDev -59.8%
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.

James_007, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
2/5  rDev -47.8%

fredmugs, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

ohiobeer29, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of roger617
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
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.

roger617, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Klif, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of osuskin
3/5  rDev -21.7%

osuskin, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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!

Updated review. Bought a 4 pack of bottles and was hugely disappointed. Tasted of burnt malt. Bitter and strange.

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of jadler16
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
Photo of Boilerfood
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Boilerfood, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of bzach
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

bzach, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

GPHarris, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of machostacos
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

machostacos, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of jhartley
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jhartley, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of fvernon
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

fvernon, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Knapp85, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

millerbuffoon, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of NooseJustice
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

NooseJustice, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Treebs
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Treebs, May 04, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

emerge077, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

nhirsch04, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

enelson, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

robwestcott, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

WolfsbaneBloom, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jeep97, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of alysmith4
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

alysmith4, Jul 15, 2013
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Empire Imperial Stout from Cutters Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.