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Imperial Stout - Back East Brewing Company

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 09-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this at a little bottle share at Tree House Brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Tree House glass nice deep dark black chocolate hue with a half finger of mocha hue that fades to leave a nice light lacing. Solid.

S - Somewhat mild, with roasted malts and light chocolate notes. Would like to see more chocolate here.

T - Taste is close to the nose with light metallic notes along with more of the roast malts. The chocolate is slightly more prominent but not by much.

M - Mouthfeel is what I expected it to be, smooth and creamy. Quite nice.

o - Overall, this beer was solid. Never heard of this beer or brewery so I was glad to try it.

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nearly opaque black body underneath the mocha colored head, which quickly dissolves to leave just a thin layer of lacing atop the beer.

Rich roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate aromas highlight the nose.

The flavor offers generous amounts of roasted malt, toasted notes, sweet milk chocolate, hints of char and smoky goodness.

Medium to fuller in body with carbonation on the lighter side for the style and a palate coating finish.

A very nice RIS from a new brewery. Great for the Stout enthusiast who enjoys the more roasted and charred aspects of the style.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Imperial Stout from Back East Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.