The Muddy Imperial Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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 Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bccocx on 07-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,139
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
232
For Trade:
2
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Photo of bylerteck
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of token_23223
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smutty33
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nogophers
2.12/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bushbeer75
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
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%
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 +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a lot better than I ever expected. I am not a fan of some of the adjuncts in this beer, but somehow they all really worked really well together.

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hmmm....imperial stout with licorice. I skipped this for some time till a friend from work tossed me one--
Thanks Randy!
This rather impressive stout pours a deep blackish muddled cola color with a moderate head of off white foam that settles to a thin ring, thin pool, and light lacing. Nose of subtle black licorice, deeply roasted malts, light notes of chocolate, and subtle cola with a touch of booze. Flavors exceed the nose with light licorice and sweet dark chocolate on the front and middle, light notes of vanilla and cola on the sides, and subtle char with a touch of coffee on the back and aftertaste with warming booze on the finish. Nice mouth feel, warming with a medium mouth feel, and medium carbonation to keep it lively. Very nice. Sad I passed up on this for as long as I did.

Cheers

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Photo of PeterD10
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black as normal but almost no head. Slight licorice some dark chocolate. Taste just like it smells but maybe more chocolate. Medium body and carbonation and creamy. Beer is pretty good if you can get it cheap.

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Photo of Techboy1980
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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The Muddy Imperial Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,139 ratings.
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