Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout | East End Brewing Company

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Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial StoutToaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed to commemorate the brewery's 4th and 9th anniversary.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 12-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
73
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
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129
Gots:
20
For Trade:
3
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJuengling
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aceofblue
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is for the 9th-4th Anniversary edition (the one brewed 5 years after their 4th anniversary edition). I bought it in 2014 after tasting it fresh at the brewery, and have been bottle aging it ever since. I just opened it tonight, 7/17/2016, to celebrate moving to a new apartment in Pittsburgh!

It pours with a beautiful walnut brown head and a rich inky black body. The nose is very sweet yet smokey, with notes of toasted oats, chocolate, and anise.

The body is quite full, and the light carbonation is quickly offset by the thick feel of it, with really nice flavors of coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, toasted oats, smoke, and some licorice. The aftertaste to me is mostly extra dark chocolate and coffee.

This is a really solid imperial stout. It packs a punch, yet the alcohol sweetness isn't overwhelming. Definitely a lip smacker, and exactly what I want in an imperial stout! The only thing I would change is to have a little bit more dry toasty flavor, rather than sweet, but at 11% there's not much you can do about that! However, it's delicious all around.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trygelski1
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomber that has been cellared for over a year poured into tulip glass....

Look: Pours an amazing jet black with one of the darkest amazing brown heads I have seen.

Smell: Roasty, smokey, licorice, chocolate

Taste: Notes of coffee, licorice, chocolate, roast, smoke, some bitterness in there, big and boozy, freaking fantastic imperial stout!

Feel: Thick and rich!

Overall: One of my favorite brews from the guys at East End! Very solid imperial stout. I have had this both fresh and aged and it is great either way. Cellars very well. I wish they would brew this one more than just every 4 or 5 years.

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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taken from notes dated 6-27-10. This is the original 4th anniversary version.

I have been sitting on this beer for about a year, lets see how it has held up. Pours absolutely perfect for an imperial stout with three fingers of dark chocolate brown head that sits on top of a thick ink black body. Head turns rocky as it slowly fades looking like a fresh baked biscuit. Nose is bold, rich and toasty with big coco and coffee notes along with some soft smokiness. The coffee comes through big time with the first sip, black and bold. This is super impressive considering this one has a year of age on it. There are anise notes and bitter burnt molasses tones very noticeable as well. This is a very thick and dry imperial stout that shows almost no sweetness in the flavor profile. This has held up very well since bottling. This would make a great cold weather all night sipper. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly bitter much like black coffee. This is nicely drinkable but it demands to be sipped over a long period of time. It would make a great barrel aged brew. Note to East End: Make this beer on the regular.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of portia99
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, this is the re-brew of toaster 4th anniversary 5 years after they released it so they also call it their 9th anniversary.

The nose is pretty smokey, lots of roasted oats, toffee, a little burnt chocolate, and a little licorice.
The flavor is mostly smoke, burnt malts, oats, bitter dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is fine, but it leaves an anise-like aftertaste that is off-putting.

Overall, pretty good, but not outstanding.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.1%

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Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout from East End Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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