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Arcadia Imperial Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

415 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 25 | 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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Filabee

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -67.2%

04-05-2014 03:22:13 | More by Filabee
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bcm75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-24-2014 02:17:26 | More by bcm75
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KFrank729

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

03-16-2014 22:39:00 | More by KFrank729
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stortore

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-07-2014 05:19:47 | More by stortore
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-25-2014 01:47:45 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a nice black color with a bubbly tan head. Retention is just ok, but lacing is quite nice.

Nose is dark fruits galore with some cocoa dust and alcohol.

Taste is a nice treat, flows from fruit to chalk to licorice/chocolate malt and finishes with a leafy hop dryness. Its pretty decent, I didnt think I would like it from the smell, but it is not a bad little quaffer. Mouthfeel is thin and it has very little sweetness to buoy the richness factor. Id buy this in a sixer at a good price....not bad...not bat at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:49:22 | More by twiggamortis420
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip. 2010 vintage. Holy shit, I just noticed that on the label now. bought this bottle about a month ago. no clue it was this old. excited to see how it held up.

A: pours very dark. almost black. head is coffee hued. good retention, reasonable lacing.

S: smells sweet and fruity. almost a little soy-like, reminiscent of autolyzed yeast, but I don't think that's it.

T: a little bit of black licorice. kind of autolyzed? roast, more chocolate though. dark and rich. finish is slightly bitter, but mostly sweet.

M: moderate carb on a full body.

D: the more I drink it, the more I like it. really smooth and rich. what you want a stout of this size to do after 3 or 4 years.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 03:37:25 | More by Jimmys
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-09-2014 02:13:17 | More by GABrew
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-03-2014 00:53:01 | More by Kerrie
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-24-2014 05:00:48 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-19-2014 13:45:46 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-19-2014 04:36:26 | More by dmorgan310
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rkf1976

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-01-2014 01:45:02 | More by rkf1976
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-27-2013 18:40:16 | More by Kaveman
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 Vintage listed on the bottle

I got a thin, mocha colored head. Body a deep brown bordering on black. Funny how imperial stouts can do that.

Smells bold and roasty. Dark fruit sits in there too. A little vanilla and alcohol on the end.

Roasty malt with dark fruit up front. This beer is subdued and smooth. A little vanilla with a coffee finish.

Smooth from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 04:43:37 | More by CFHMagnet
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-16-2013 00:42:43 | More by fredmugs
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

12-11-2013 03:36:01 | More by BillRoth
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-24-2013 21:42:01 | More by Morakaton
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-18-2013 13:25:53 | More by buzzy
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punisher1

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

11-12-2013 03:32:57 | More by punisher1
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FPWolff

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-05-2013 05:04:16 | More by FPWolff
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-29-2013 22:10:12 | More by Moses_Malone
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Omensetter

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

10-29-2013 05:45:31 | More by Omensetter
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2013 14:18:41 | More by jaydoc
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

10-18-2013 17:26:33 | More by jackrodgers77
Arcadia Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.