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Imperial Jo - Lancaster Brewing Company

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Imperial Jo
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BA SCORE
89
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imagine the rich roasted malts, smooth mouth feel and subtle sweetness of our award-winning Milk Stout, kicked up a notch or two, by the infusion of dark-roasted, small batch coffee from our friends at Lancaster County Roasters. At 8% ABV, cracked coffee beans in the mash, coffee in the boil and cold brewed espresso in the finished beer, just think of Imperial Jo as Milk Stout's rowdy big sister.

(Beer added by: bigfnjoe on 02-28-2014)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of a sweet caramel and milk chocolate smell mixed with tons of a milky smell. Along with these sweeter smells are some hints of a roasted malt and a bit of a coffee like smell, bringing a bit of a late like aroma to the smell. This one has very big, sweet and darker aroma producing a smell that is akin to chocolate milk shake with a bit of a coffee smell mixed within. Overall the aroma is very delicious smelling.

Taste – The taste begins much drier then the nose would have let on. It begins with tons of a roasted malt taste with some hints of a dark chocolate flavor and a bit of a caramel and vanilla flavor. As the taste moves forward the caramel and vanilla begin fading, all the while, with a bitter coffee flavor working its way onto the tongue. The coffee starts out lighter, but grows rather intense more toward the end of the flavor profile with a little bit of an earthy and herbal taste coming to the tongue as well, bittering the overall taste even more. In the end with a bit of a lactose sugar flavor bringing a light level of milky sweetness to the brew, one is left with a nice cappuccino like flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on slightly thinner side for a milk stout of 8 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the darker and coffee flavors of the brew, but a thicker and creamier body would have been better for creating a more milk chocolate cappuccino like feel to the brew, really accentuating all the nice flavors. Overall the feel was just OK.

Overall – The aroma was awesome, the taste was dry, but quite nice none the less, but the feel could have used a bit of a thicker feel. Overall rather nice however and a nice one to try if you are looking for a somewhat drier coffee milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 18:37:22 | More by Darkmagus82
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Imperial Jo from Lancaster Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.