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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

428 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 428
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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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-22-2013 11:18:02 | More by Rwalford74
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-01-2013 23:01:08 | More by AlaskanYoung
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-22-2013 05:02:04 | More by 2beerdogs
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-08-2013 21:58:16 | More by firstlighthiker
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C_Roetting

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-19-2013 20:16:27 | More by C_Roetting
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-30-2013 01:30:03 | More by Texasfan549
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GringoKid

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2013 23:31:32 | More by GringoKid
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M1A2

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-24-2013 00:06:23 | More by M1A2
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-07-2013 04:44:55 | More by megamass
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

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.

04-22-2013 22:33:38 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-12-2013 02:28:33 | More by jplopez21
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benjamincarter

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-23-2013 14:34:00 | More by benjamincarter
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-10-2013 22:06:14 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-03-2013 22:59:07 | More by blmar311
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-28-2013 22:15:00 | More by djrn2
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2013 23:25:56 | More by lupercmda
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-09-2013 13:22:10 | More by ldhughes3
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2013 07:07:06 | More by shelby415
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-26-2013 16:25:40 | More by matjack85
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-23-2013 16:14:28 | More by Tucquan
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hardrock

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-01-2013 20:30:44 | More by hardrock
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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.

12-27-2012 05:41:45 | More by TheManiacalOne
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.2%

12-27-2012 05:18:18 | More by smartassboiler
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deNerval

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-16-2012 05:54:37 | More by deNerval
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%

We pour a brew of the darkest brown. It gives a little light towards the bottom of the snifter, but not much. It holds a one and a half finger head of massive, creamy medium brown bubbles. Retention is low, with flecks of lacing left down the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears average. The aroma is of a chocolatey malted milk balls. The malts are way forward, with light roast of coffee and the sweetest milk chocolates. Other notes are quite blunted, but cooling vanilla, tootsie roll sweetness and chalkiness, yeasty metallics, boozy cherry sweetness, and raw cacao leak out through the cracks. Warmth brings the alcohol forward significantly, with fire and fumes. Our first impression is that there is interesting charred bitterness to the malts, with a curious vegetable metallic twang on the back. As we sip, malts hit in the form of roasted char bitterness mixing with faintly bittered grassy hops. The malts are more chocolate than anything else, giving a significant souring pucker. These push to the peak and enhance, with more notes of fusel booze, faint oaky musk, medicinal phenols, and dried, old milk chocolates. The finish comes with chili pepper spiciness, black peppery booze, raw vegetable metallics, toffee sweetness, chalky chocolates, and drying black tea tannins. The aftertaste breathes of bone dry, chalky grain, gritty chocolate malts, grassy hops, metallic yeast, faint vanilla coolness, muddy mineral, and dirty adjuncts. The body is full, and the carbonation is light. There is decent slurp and smack to the sip, with little froth or cream to the lip. The coating is thick, with stickiness to the lips, and eventual astringent dryness down the tongue. The abv is appropriate, and the beer is more of a sipper.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the ease of drinkability and coolness of the booze. For a ten percenter the booze was relatively well integrated, with smoothness of chocolatey malts, and a nicely bittering hop component. This blend of flavors helped keep things easily sippable. The nose lost points for us, as it was overwhelmed by the one-dimensionality of the chalkiness and malted milk ball sweetness. This is a decent representation of the style, and otherwise is a pretty nice beer for sippin’.

12-08-2012 02:40:18 | More by TheBrewo
Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout from Moylan's Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.