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Ironman Imperial Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: marc77 on 10-18-2003

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
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3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, strong roasted malt, alcohol, strong hops, pine, hint of chocolate, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, strong roasted malt, alcohol, hops, hint of pale malt, hint of pine, and a hint of toffee. Overall, good body, little sharp, good aroma, and good appearance.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

This is a very OK beer. It's a little on the underpowered side for me for an imperial stout. I like mine to clock in over 10%. Mouthfeel and carbonation are nice. It just feels like it's missing something in the flavor category. Overall I feel I'd be a lot more inclined to this beer if it were a 6 pack instead of a 4. There are better, bigger stouts available for the same price. (Narwhal, Old Ras) I appreciate what you do Free State, but I would love this beer if it were either cheaper or a little more bold. My humble opinion.

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3.32/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in color and impenetrable to light with a khaki colored head with moderate lacing. Aroma is subtle,but I detect bitter roasted barley and coffee notes. In the front of the palate there is sweet plum and raisin and the back is bitter roasted barley. It's back to sweet plum and raisin in the fade. The mouth is a tad oily and chewy.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Had the firkin tap variety. Pretty solid.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Ironman Imperial Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.