Arcadia Imperial Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company
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1.53/5 rDev -59.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Black color. One finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is a touch below average and leaves no lacing.
1.5 S: This is quite disappointing. Got some major nail polish going on here. Otherwise, roasty and boozy.
1.25 T: Taste is even worse. Boozy, astringent, chemical. That's all I need to say. This sucks.
3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light creaminess.
1.0 D: Couldn't make it through. Drain poured at least half the glass. Shame on you Arcadia.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2013 04:28:16 | More by DavoleBomb
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/24/2011. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, molasses, light char, light smoke, toast, licorice, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/dark malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, char, light smoke, molasses, toast, raisin, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, toast, char, light smoke, raisin, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark and roasted malt flavors with a light amount of fruitiness; with a solid bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full body; with a creamy, slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial stout. Good balance and complexity of flavors; and smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2013 04:54:43 | More by superspak
Arcadia Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.