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

Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial StoutToaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.14/5
135 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,770
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
135
pDev:
8.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
20
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 73
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been sitting on this one for quite some time. There is a nice smoked tone on this one that lingers. Real thick malts and a real thick body overall. Super smooth feel on it and extremely easy to drink as well. I honestly was expecting something different from this one, but I am still liking it. Too bad it's a one-off.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of billab914
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 liter swingtop into my Devil's Backbone tulip. It poured pitch black with a dark chocolate colored, bubbly head covering the top of the beer.

The aroma shows a lot of roasty and smoky flavors to it that I'm really enjoying. Some sweeter molasses and milk chocolate come out in it as well. Really nice aroma to it, I loved the smokiness.

The taste also has a very robust smokiness to it. Dark chocolate mixes with some sweeter caramel and molasses flavors. Everything blends together very well. I really loved the flavors in it, especially the burnt smokiness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being moderate. It's a little slick feeling as well. Overall I thought it was a great beer that has really held up well. I absolutely loved the smoky and burnt flavors it had. It still managed to be pretty smooth and drinkable as well.

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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 750mL swingtop growler to Portsmouth glass on 3/24/12
*From notes

-- I owe you one, Bill. Longtime want! --

A: This looks pretty damn good. Dark from edge to edge. A good pour yields a .75 finger mocha head. As it fades, a thick tan collar rims the glass.

S: Smokey as all get-out. This is three years old? Really? Damn, it doesn't seem as such, as the smoked malt invades my nostrils like I'm Kurt Russell in "Backdraft".

T: Char and rich dark roast. It really is unreal how well this has held up. Rich, deep and complex. The smoke here tastes authentic, not like someone doused the beer with liquid smoke.

M: The carbonation is alive and well. This is dense and thick, as any top notch ADIS should be.

O: East End celebrated their 4th Anniversary with style, as their Toaster is pretty damn good. For a non-BA ADIS, this is great stuff. Holding up incredibly well, and could easily take another couple of years in the cellar - maybe more.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the one liter swing top bottle at recent Christmas party. Poured jet black with a small tan head that lingered a bit. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, and charred/burnt grain. Taste was quite good: malt goodness, bitter chocolate, some licorice, and smoke. Mouth feel was nice and thick with very little hop bitterness. Wish I had another bottle of this one and/or they'd brew it again as this was quite delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another beer that was opened during the epic tasting at finewinemike's. So many generous BA's. Poured from a 1 Liter growler into my Colossus snifter.

Appearance: Pours black as night with a layer of tan head that fades to a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: This one is really smokey and roasty. There seems to be a hint of charred wood and a nice sweet malt background.

Taste: Really roasty with some smoke too. I guess that is what I should expect from a beer named toaster. The bitterness level is higher than the sweetness level. There is a hint of coffee in this one as well.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thicker side with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: They chose a really appropriate name and label for this beer. Really roasty and smokey with not a whole lot of sweetness. Good and I would have it again given the chance. Really happy that I got to try this.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Toaster - 4th/9th Anniversary Imperial Stout from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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