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Imperial Stout - Back East Brewing Company

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88
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Back East’s Imperial Stout is a full-bodied ale brewed with several varieties of dark roasted malt. It has a complex malt character with underlying hints of coffee and chocolate. A generous amount of English hops gives this ale a pronounced hop profile. This robust ale is unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

(Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 09-20-2012)
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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Durge:
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Durge

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

A black brew with rouge edges that presents a very luscious light brown head with modest, scattered lace. The nose picks up a malty charcoal with subtle raisin hints. There's a tasteful leafy hop edge in there as well. Solid. The flavor offers fairly thick malt and charcoal expertly blended. There's no alcohol notable and the body is medium though the feel is a bit chalky and slightly aqueous. Very likeable and drinkable for an imperial!

01-27-2013 23:18:56 | More by Durge
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Chrisras

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-14-2013 19:41:47 | More by Chrisras
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 20:40:27 | More by Griffith
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Zbyler

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

Had this on tap when Back East did a tap takeover at Pies and Pints last night. Bartender served it in a pint glass which was a little much for such a big beer, but I can't complain.

A- very rich dark brown almost black color to it. Nice creamy, tan oatmeal-looking head.

S- coffee, dark chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malts.

T- RIch. Delicious coffee notes along with some dark fruits and dark chocolate as well. Light hop bitterness, caramel roasted malts. The 10.5% ABV isn't noticeable at all.

M- Thick, smooth, creamy, very rich.

O- First offering from Back East and I am pretty impressed. Big, tasty stout for sure and I will definitely be buying some in the future.

04-20-2013 13:09:59 | More by Zbyler
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-30-2014 14:35:24 | More by ChrisChagnon
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Devi0us

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-07-2013 22:07:17 | More by Devi0us
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Hag666

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-05-2013 19:28:58 | More by Hag666
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n2185

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%

A: pours black with a finger of brown head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: roasted malts with a lot of bitter cocoa and smoke. Bitter coffee and char also come through.

T: similar to the aroma, tons of bitter roasted malts with bitter cocoa, char, and coffee.

M: thick body with mid-high carbonation, this beer has surprisingly highly carbonated.

O: a decent stout overall. Nothing special, but enjoyable.

12-03-2012 02:37:00 | More by n2185
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-26-2013 21:35:08 | More by RMoeNay
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-24-2013 18:26:13 | More by ShanePB
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2013 02:13:56 | More by bespin15
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-04-2013 01:10:20 | More by WreckingBrew
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jrstamp

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-05-2013 14:38:28 | More by jrstamp
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Stidge77

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-22-2014 22:16:27 | More by Stidge77
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-31-2014 02:02:39 | More by NJBeer265
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%

Shared at at the Tree House bottle share back in December. Reviewed from my notes.

Creamy dark head nice lacing, pitch black beer with nice legs.

Nose chalky powdered cocoa, lactose and milk choc, light dark caramel, hint roast.

Taste creamy dark choc, powdered cocoa, light milk choc and lactose, chewy oats, some earthy hops light spicy hops, chewy and lighter bitterness, etc. A faint metallic acrid burnt roast like thing too. A bit of clean booze warmth. Long bitter earthy hop finish.

Mouth is thicker bodied but not very, decent carb, light booze.

Overall not bad, it gets a little a bit of dark malt acrid like, otherwise a pretty decent RIS, light cocoa and milk chocolate, decent spicy hops, tasty.

03-15-2013 16:09:37 | More by jlindros
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-09-2013 19:06:16 | More by dcguitar
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TheHurtMerchant

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-22-2014 05:45:20 | More by TheHurtMerchant
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -3%

sampling a 750 bottle poured at cellar temp into a snifter.
The beer pours a jet black hue with creamy tan head of 3 cm foaming up with a gradual pour.
The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee bean. I also get some earthy hops mixed in the background. NOt really boozy or heat on the nose.
First sip reveals a fairly thick and chewy body with mild rolling carbonation.
Flavor is roasted malt, black coffee, and dark chocolate. I also get a little burnt molasses and a slightly astringent bitter coffee on the finish. Beer is fairly easy to drink considering the ABV.
This is a sneaky big beer and it catches me off guard a bit at the end of the bottle.
Well made Imp Stout, kind of a roasted malt bomb, but certainly no flaws and very enjoyable.

Worth a pickup when you see these bottles floating around.

05-04-2013 04:16:17 | More by sulldaddy
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

A- Pours a deep dark, almost black, body, with reddish hues around the edges. A nice 2-finger khaki head sits atop for a little while. After it falls to a thin, sparse cap, it leaves some decent lace.

S- Milk chocolate up front (plays the biggest part), roasted malts, and a little caramel. Really, it actually reminds me of a milk/sweet stout by the smell.

T- Milk chocolate, a slight roasted coffee-ness, and a little bitter chocolate. None of the ABV comes through at all.

MF- This seems to be the downside of this beer. The flavor gets better as it warms, but the body seems to get thinner. It's doesn't gte water thin, but just enough to notice.

O- Not a bad beer. I had never seen this brewery before, and didn't even know they were from CT till I got home with it. Again, not bad at all, actually pretty good, just happens to be a little thinner than I prefer.

09-20-2012 04:01:59 | More by LtCracker20
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davey101

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

Limited Edition, Inaugural Batch. 750 ml into a DFH signature glass.

A - Pitch black body. Initial pour yields a three finger high light mocha head that settles into a thin cap with some nice edging. Light lacing and retention, but a swirl produces a nice head.

S - Very roast heavy. Milk chocolate, coffee beans, strong and bitter roasty malts. Kind of has that Russian Imperial Stout aroma of bright dark fruits. Simple but nice.

T - Roasted malts, coffee beans, milk chocolate, and a lingering bitterness. Tasty beer. Mouth feel is medium bodied.

O - Nothing ground breaking, but a well made roast forward stout. This brewery is off to a great start.

10-10-2012 03:22:58 | More by davey101
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a very dark, viscous, black coloring with no highlighting colors. Opaque in appearance, with a thin, frothy, light tan head that starts a solid half an inch. Aromas of bittersweet baker's chocolate, roasty coffee, a touch of toffee, and a bit of booze. Smells rich and tasty. Flavors are very rich and smooth, with a kaluha backbone highlighted with ribbons of fudge, a touch of coffee, and hints of booze. Very smooth and robust in mouth, with a darkly sweet chocolate and booze aftertaste. Smooth, clean finish with a slightly bitter, roasted linger that keeps the mouth warm and toasty.

12-16-2012 04:29:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-26-2013 18:46:44 | More by WanderingFool
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-23-2013 16:13:50 | More by jaxon53
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brianmandell

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2013 23:44:17 | More by brianmandell
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Imperial Stout from Back East Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.