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Arcadia Imperial Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

425 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG 1090; 59 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

PatGreer, Aug 28, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

grover37, Aug 24, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +26%

kenny400m, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Gryphon69, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

swtchuck, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

needMIbeerinMD, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

HungarianCount, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

stooge, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

rouhlas3, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bsideone, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

amalburg, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

bigaddy, Jul 12, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%

A-brown black color with a decent tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, licorice, coffee, dark malt, dark fruit

T-dark roasted malt, molasses, licorice, chocolate, little coffee

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth

O-decent imperial stout, pleasant sipping

MDDMD, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

GClarkage, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Sean32, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

PTEdelman, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

moshea, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

kjkinsey, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

wrightst, Jun 04, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -22.8%

I admit that I have a soft spot for beers that are what they say they are, pure and unadorned; I'm an Imperial Stout, dammit!. That being said, ultimately the experience has to speak for itself.

This one presents a lot of what you'd expect- bitter chocolatey mocha, dark fruits, blackstrap molasses-type flavors, licorice, warming alcohol, and plenty of bitterness to keep it all in check. Unfortunately, it comes across as being disjointed and out of whack- and the alcohol and blackstrap (which should be supporting players at best) are leading the pack. It winds up being an OK beer that should be better; but sometimes it's not what you say, it's how you say it.

TongoRad, Jun 02, 2014
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Arcadia Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.