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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

438 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 18
Gots: 14 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

OKCNittany, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jmdrpi, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SanFranJake, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 2005 leftover from the Tasters Choice meetup.
Pours a solid dark brown with a huge bubbly tan head that persists forever. The aroma is heavy on the milk chocolate with bits of roast, dark fruit and a hint of sherry. The flavor is rich dark and milk chocolate with a little bit of caramel. Light fruity tartness with hints of earth. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet light syrupy mouthfeel. This bottle held up surprisingly well for its age! I may have to revisit a fresh bottle, because this was a pretty good beer.

johnnnniee, Feb 05, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a mocha head.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt in faint nose.

T: Dark and milk chocolates, coffee and mocha. Delicious.

M: Full bodied and kind of creamy smooth.

O: One of my favorites from this brewery. Definitely recommended.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopscat, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Mbpike, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

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

GringoKid, Jul 28, 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
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3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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
Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout from Moylan's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.