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Ironman Imperial Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Stout brewed to an Original gravity of 19.5 °P using 10 different types of malt, which combined, weigh 1,465 lbs. That works out to 3.4 lbs per gallon of finished beer or almost 4/10ths of a pound in every glass. The dark malts give a roasty flavor and dark color, caramel malts add sweetness and a full body. Three different hop varieties also add their own complexity (and about 78 IBUs). The bittering hop is Magnum. The early aromatic hops are Northern Brewer. The later aromatic Centennial. The final hop addition is a dry hop with a generous dose of Mt. Hood hops for a fine aroma The Ironman is named for one of our favorite regular customers, Walt Hull, who is a local blacksmith.

78 IBU

(Beer added by: marc77 on 10-18-2003)
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-22-2014 16:17:54 | More by thufflife
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NehocFish


3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-26-2014 06:01:52 | More by NehocFish
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psmith161

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-22-2014 13:02:39 | More by psmith161
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 6/12/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a "Free State Beer' pilsner glass which I actually bought at their brewery/restaurant just 2 weekends back. Just something about drinking a brew from a brewery from one of their glasses. :)

Pours a pitch black in color with a good 3-finger foamy beige head that leaves a TON of lacing with each sip! Surprised for the amount of lacing actually! The aroma is of roasted malts, coffee with a hint of dark fruit like raisins. The taste has even more going on with the aroma as it has a ton of flavors which besides mentioned above with some semi-sweet chocolate with a slight bitter finish that doesn't last at all. Overall, a great Imperial Stout with perfect carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 02:01:57 | More by BeerWithMike
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-05-2014 05:48:37 | More by Kurmaraja
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-31-2014 00:41:54 | More by 22Blue
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ethanmc12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-22-2014 03:12:22 | More by ethanmc12
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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-08-2014 00:23:27 | More by More_betterness
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KShophead

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-03-2014 04:12:57 | More by KShophead
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-30-2014 02:33:12 | More by TastyIsBeer
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-05-2014 20:05:46 | More by StaveHooks
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JSchock7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2014 05:50:45 | More by JSchock7
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle received in trade from RobertDale, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a decent sized creamy tan head that displays moderate retention, and minimal lace. Aromas of earthy spicy minty hops atop a base of coffee, chocolate and caramel with a touch of ethanol to round things out. The taste is solid roasted coffee, caramel, and chocolate with a huge earthy minty herbal hop flavor. Moderate hop bitterness. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation, and a sweet somewhat sticky and oily mouthfeel. This is an interesting imperial stout for sure. The late hop choices are certainly unconventional, but I kind of enjoyed this beer. The body might be a tad thin for an imperial but it doesn't distract me too much.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 01:32:02 | More by johnnnniee
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-25-2013 19:09:20 | More by Theogre83
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-28-2013 01:42:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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Punisher

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-16-2013 23:11:53 | More by Punisher
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-16-2013 16:44:41 | More by jaydoc
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Allurex

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-13-2013 06:14:41 | More by Allurex
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PrivateEquity

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +22%

11-10-2013 03:35:16 | More by PrivateEquity
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle at Old chicago old town Wichita.

A - It pours black, minimal head that dissipates quickly.

S - Dark fruit dominates, maybe due to the hops, but results in a muted raisin aroma.

T - Dark malts, raisin, some roastiness, NO coffee, hides ABV (but still at only 6.1).

MF - Thin, medium bodied, slightly sweet finish.

O - Can't call this an "imperial" at only 6.1 ABV! Is it the malts or the hops? Disappointing. Unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 03:03:20 | More by Sludgeman
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Mikevicgates

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-22-2013 04:00:00 | More by Mikevicgates
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JesseHoward

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I received this as an extra. The best by date is notched between September and October. This is my first review. My first craft beer I enjoyed was a malt heavy beer so I figured after years of reading reviews, I will review a style I love a lot: Imperial Stout.

A: Pours a very clean looking stout. Light tan head. Very dark body.

S: I keep smelling molasses cookies out of this beer. I love when a stout smells like this.

T: I like an imperial stout to be big a bold. This isn't watered down. I am getting tons of malt. As I start to finish the beer in roughly 10 minutes, I notice some oxidation possibly from the hops as it warms up. I could have an older bottle as stated and it is showing now. It is not distracting though.

M: I would call this a session Imperial stout. it has a body of a bigger/imperial stout. It coats my mouth like one. It is easily drinkable though.

O: I like this. It has a been a while where I drank an imperial stout relatively quick. It is a well balanced imperial stout. Nothing pops out though. It had a nice aroma and went down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:20:53 | More by JesseHoward
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CowsandBeer

Kansas

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4 pack purchased from Devlin's in Topeka, KS. Best by date of 06/12. Kept this one in the cellar to see what would happen. Poured into a snifter at fridge temp.

Appearance: Pours about a half finger of sand colored head. Some bubbles. Quickly recedes to a thin ring with a "film" in the center. Decent legs. Black as my culo. With a full snifter it looks like some kind of glass ink pot. Looks good for a stout.

Smell: First off, a very nice and mellow roastyness. Like a medium roast coffee. Also a nice sticky sweetness. Almost like a honey mead. A bar of dark chocolate and some stone fruits. Just the slightest hint of booze. What an inviting nose!

Taste: Roasted chocolate malts. A dark roast of coffee with some half and half and a kind of sweet, oxidized stone fruit. Ends on a bitter note. Good overall.

Mouthfeel: A dry and sticky mouthfeel. More heft in the body would surely be a plus. Low carbonation which I think works great with the beer. Warming in the throat but not hot at all.

Overall: At about a year and a half this beer has progressed nicely. I honestly thought I would be making a mistake for holding onto it for so long. The high point here is in the nose. Very mellow and sweet. The taste itself is just fine except for that lingering bitter hop note at the end. As has been mentioned, a heavier body would only make this beer even better. Overall, a sweet, low carbonation RIS. One to sip on in the the coming winter days.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 03:48:58 | More by CowsandBeer
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-30-2013 05:35:59 | More by MarkyMOD
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-11-2013 00:12:19 | More by JamesStreet
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Ironman Imperial Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.