The Muddy Imperial Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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The Muddy Imperial StoutThe Muddy Imperial Stout
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3.74/5
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The Muddy Imperial StoutThe Muddy Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bccocx on 07-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,349
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
1,146
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
27
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234
Trade:
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Photo of wl2bill
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I love black licorice. I like stouts. This is the best combination of both of have had. I have not seen this beer for over a year, but I will purchase it again when I do. One of my favorites of all time......

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says 2014. The local store has been saving these in the cooler for awhile. You have to ask for these by name.

Clear brown colored beer with a small brown head. This is lighter than expected.

Smells sweet and strongly of molasses. Licorice and blackberry scents. Still is isn't that aromatic a beer.

Starts out slightly sweet and tasting very much of black licorice. Charred grain and...pretty much that is it. Mostly black licorice flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall do you like black licorice? If not this isn't the beer you are looking for.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zachary80
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Interesting stout that was true to its label when fresh - licorice and a sweet leaning that wasn't overpowering. 3 years of age was not kind - differentiating character was lost to just plain sweetness. (Score reflects fresh)

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Photo of bylerteck
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This imperial stout brewed with licorice pours a pitch black color with a medium foamy tan head that fairly quickly dissipates. The smell is malty and a bit sweet, with dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, and mild espresso notes. At first I barely noticed a faint licorice scent, but it increased as I smelled more and also as the beer warms a bit, but it never became overwhelming. The taste is much like the smell. The licorice flavor is present, but fairly mild. It isn’t off-putting exactly, but it seems a bit odd to me. There is also a noticeable alcohol, which isn’t strange in imperial stouts, but I would say that my favorites either have a slightly higher percentage or do a little better job of incorporating it into the overall flavor profile. The body is on the low end of heavy, which is too light, given that an imperial stout should be like a liquid brick. This beer has an interesting concept, but I don’t think it fully comes together to make something that interesting and it is just too light bodied to be a premier imperial stout.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of token_23223
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nogophers
2.12/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bushbeer75
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz brown bottle - bottled 13 August 15

Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout filled my snifter with a black body color that formed a 1-finger tan head. The head died down to a collar that clung to the walls of my snifter. The nose was slightly sweet, of chocolate malt and also coffee. The taste begins sweet with flavors of chocolate, dark licorice, and light molasses. Next is the taste of roasted malts and dark fruit. The mouth feel is a little chewy, light-heavy bodied with lighter carbonation.

Overall, The Muddy is flavorful, not too filling making it easy to drink for an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.7/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

**
11/17/2014
Bottle to pint glass.
Aroma: Malt, coffee. Weak.
Look: Dark black. Little head. Oily look.
Taste: coffee, licorice , plum, red grape. Whiskey late.
Feel: medium body, Low carb.

Very Low on my stout list, but not bad.
**

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Muddy Imperial Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,146 ratings