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Imperial Stout - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 12
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ppoitras on 12-10-2005)
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Photo of Brewfan
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to OldFrothingSlosh, my Secret Santa, for this beer.

Poured into my Ommegang chalace.
Poured a deep dark chocolate brown, bordering on black. Couldn't see though this bad boy. Huge cappucino-tan head that had tons of staying power and decent lacing.
Incredibly surprised by the hoppy nose on this beer. Never had a stout that smelled this hoppy before. Quite grassy with some pine and sage undertones.
Nice big burnt caramel taste with plenty of roasted oatmeal and coffee thrown in, but the hoppyness doesn't end with the nose. This is definately a hophead's stout.
Very creamy and smooth, medium heavy mouthfeel. Quite quaffable.
Quite the departure from your average stout, or even you average double stout. The hoppyness really added a level of complexity to this beer. Nice change of pace, LBC.

Brewfan, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of Lnedrive14
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capital Ale House

Wowza!!! This is one hoppy brew! I honestly don't think I've ever had such a hoppy stout before. This and creamy, yet with a very distinct hop bitterness that takes over. It is truly an interesting brew.

Pours a dark chocolate with a thick cappucino colored head. Smells of burnt chocolate, pumpernickel, and a bit of something that I can quite put my finger on.

A very creamy beer. I would almost say it tastes like an DIPA if it werent for the creaminess.

A great beer, and definitely something out of the ordinary. Go and check it out!

Lnedrive14, Dec 22, 2005
Photo of pentathlete
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This hopheads' stout is a subtle purplish black with a dark beige head, no light shines through this brew. Nose is heavily hopped with malty stout characteristics popping through promising a challenging drink. This tastes like a strong stout and an heavily hopped IPA were blended together. The hop character is strong right from the beginning. The finish is long, but not yet smooth. This keeps the drinkability lower for me. I believe this one has to age. This has the hallmarks of a winner with a little time on the shelf. Legend did this to last year's Tripel and after 8 months of cellaring it smooth out into a strong Belgian style with an American character. Wish beers like this were on their regular brewing schedule.

pentathlete, Dec 18, 2005
Photo of ppoitras
4.97/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle from pentathlete as part of the OneBox BIF. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a solid 1" dark brown head above the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head isn't going anywhere fast, with sporadic foamy lacing. Aroma is piney cake batter, I know, I know, but that's what it smells like to me, and I like it. Taste is roasted oatmeal upfront, giving way to piney hops character, with a mutual aftertaste that is just right. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both superb, and I highly suggest finding this beer before it's all gone...

ppoitras, Dec 10, 2005
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Imperial Stout from Legend Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.