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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: 10 | 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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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours pitch black, with a two inch mocha head, that costs the sides of the glass with lacing. Smell is very strait forward chocolate, coffee, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is all of that, a little more roasty than I was expecting, really nice! Body is medium large, plenty of life, a little dry as you would expect, and goes down easily. This was a real surprise, solid price, and a excellent stout!

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 03:13:49 | More by SawDog505
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-04-2013 02:23:15 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-03-2013 01:36:33 | More by ericlawton007
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Durge

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-21-2013 23:33:59 | More by TeeJay
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FrankJCurtin

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-01-2013 20:22:28 | More by FrankJCurtin
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Boto

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle: Inaugural Batch! This one pours a dark, inky almost black color. there was a finger of a light brown head on it, but that didn’t linger. It has a nice nose. Chocolate, a bit of roast coffee, also some dark fruits hiding in there. The taste is quite good. It is nicely balance. Milk chocolate, hint of the coffee, caramel, faint dark fruits. A faint amount of sweetness with a somewhat dry finish. A very nice brew from our new local brewery!

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 20:36:43 | More by Boto
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 04:29:04 | More by GarthDanielson
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n2185

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:37:00 | More by n2185
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-02-2012 19:29:13 | More by jfcaa193
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reyna311

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-21-2012 04:51:59 | More by reyna311
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-11-2012 19:13:07 | More by Casterbridge
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-11-2012 02:01:37 | More by polishkaz
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-08-2012 01:20:29 | More by JAHMUR
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davey101

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-03-2012 13:44:31 | More by Conor
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-26-2012 13:02:40 | More by bootdown21
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 04:01:59 | More by LtCracker20
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Imperial Stout from Back East Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.