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Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout - Moylan's Brewery

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Ryan Sullivan's Imperial StoutRyan Sullivan's Imperial Stout

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very good

429 Ratings

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 05-16-2002)
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Photo of pkalix
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%

smells like most stouts do, except i'm getting an algae kind of aroma off the top. some chocolate, very smooth; nice properties but the algae smell has me leery. very slight bitterness, but the dark chocolate and slight espresso dominate. overall a decent brew and a decent abv.... toward the end of the bottle the algae seemed to not be as strong....

pkalix, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Rwalford74, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

AlaskanYoung, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

2beerdogs, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

firstlighthiker, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of C_Roetting
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

C_Roetting, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Texasfan549, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

GringoKid, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

M1A2, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

megamass, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.41/5  rDev -11.7%

appearance: Very dark ruby. Thick frothy tan head.
smell: "medium" rich. Some chocolate roastiness typical of an RIS. Mostly dry with a bit of sweetness.
taste: Much like the nose, typical RIS malty roastiness. A slightly bitter finish.
overall: Not bad, not great. Pleasant enough sipper but honestly won't be seeking this out again.

cindyjeffsmith, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jplopez21, Apr 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

benjamincarter, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

blmar311, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

lupercmda, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ldhughes3, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

shelby415, Feb 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

matjack85, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Tucquan, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

hardrock, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass. I’m pretty sure it’s at least 3 years old.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a thin brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains rich chocolate, roasted malts, some dark fruit and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of dark chocolate and black coffee. Then a hearty roasted malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild yet surprisingly still noticeable given the age of the beer. There’s a little bit of smokiness in the background and a good balance as this beer seems to have aged quite nicely. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this beer has aged well and is well-worth drinking for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

smartassboiler, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

deNerval, Dec 16, 2012
Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout from Moylan's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.