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Joshua Norton Imperial Stout - The Tap Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
You love stouts. Or you love colonial swords and this color scheme. We add just a touch of smoked malt for another layer in an already intensely deep and roasty brew. As far as the name goes: Joshua Norton was the self-proclaimed emperor of the United States in 1859. He was crazy and probably fun to talk to -- like us.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 11-02-2008)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled October 2011 so 2 years old.

A: Pours a nice pitch black with a tall, dense and frothy medium brown head. Head fades out slowly with moderate little touches of lacing. Decent retention though.

S: A little smoke and char backed up with a little sweet chocolate. Not bad.

T: Hmph. Nice balance of smoky char, milk chocolate and even a little coffee. Sweet milk chocolate in the middle. Coffee really shows up in the finish with a little bittersweet chocolate. Lingering smoky aftertaste.

M: Medium-heavy, smooth.

O: Time seems to have been nice to this one. Pretty mellow flavors but well well integrated and superbly balanced. Just a scootch too much smoke for me but I'm smoke-adverse in general. Most people would probably call it a perfect balance.

Dope, Oct 14, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, label notched N/11.

Pours a thin dark cola mocha with a bunch of suspended garbage in the liquid. Thin, bubbly khaki head with good retention and minimal lace. Roasty nose, dark fruit, slight rubbing alcohol, berry, bittersweet coffee. Soft milky body, low carbonation, dry roast finish. Flavors have smoothed out, starts bittersweet, slightly fruity before a sneaky hot finish with char and roast. Getting boring with age it seems.

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A: Pours a pitch black color with a minimal mocha head that dissipates to a small patch in the middle of the glass, a fine ring of bubbles surrounds the outside of the glass.

S: Typical of Imperial Stouts, dark roasted malts, chocolate, notes of coffee and dark fruits, some toffee and a slight amount of toasted maltiness.

T: Much like the nose, dark roasted malts, dark fruits (a little bit of fig and date) with chocolate and a nice finish of coffee.

M: Slick but flavorful, a lot going on here. Light amount of carbonation, well suited for the style.

O: Delicious. Definitely worth a buy again. A very drinkable beer.

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Joshua Norton Imperial Stout from The Tap Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.