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Arcadia Imperial Stout - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Imperial StoutArcadia Imperial Stout

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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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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

10-17-2013 05:16:13 | More by ohiobeer29
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claspada

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-11-2013 12:46:55 | More by claspada
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

10-10-2013 00:59:47 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-01-2013 03:57:50 | More by Sparty55
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JoeyBrightside

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-17-2013 23:16:14 | More by JoeyBrightside
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imfrommichigan

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-13-2013 02:31:38 | More by imfrommichigan
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t_carterb

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-07-2013 07:35:01 | More by t_carterb
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-04-2013 20:27:49 | More by neckbracesub
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

08-17-2013 16:20:39 | More by MacStinson
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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
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DersOne

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-09-2013 01:59:42 | More by DersOne
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-08-2013 16:45:30 | More by atone315
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 01:54:23 | More by Sparky44
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gulogulo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-27-2013 03:06:45 | More by gulogulo
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fishmich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2013 00:34:05 | More by fishmich
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-05-2013 18:06:04 | More by dgherm
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-05-2013 04:58:54 | More by smartassboiler
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kirkse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-05-2013 03:41:30 | More by kirkse
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superspak

Michigan

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
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4/5  rDev +5%

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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2013 01:29:00 | More by warnerry
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-06-2013 01:05:25 | More by savagepm
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jbear68

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-30-2013 23:14:11 | More by jbear68
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-30-2013 03:27:07 | More by DanGeo
Arcadia Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.