Fog Of War Imperial Stout
Appalachian Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
7.2%
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Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 2.97%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Appalachian Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My last round of the day (27JAN10) at Harrisburg before reporting to my unit at Ft Indiantown Gap. Shocked to be served a pint of this small batch, 8.5% ABV offering, for $6.00. Yikes! ;-)

This RIS was a dark, dark, dark, dense brown. Opaque, like crude oil, in fact. Had a wispy head, almost nonexistant, with a touch of lacing. Dark fruit aromas are present, with raisins and currants most notable. Body was a solid medium-plus, and it felt quite smooth while heading down the hatch.

Currants and raisins are a large part of the flavor profile here. It has touches of a rummy fruit-cake, but it's not really big or complex, in general. The dark fruits linger well on the palate. Not something to stop traffic, but solid overall. Prosit!!

4
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | drink: 4

1212

Feb 02, 2010
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thain709 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Served with a deep, dark brown body...the body was topped with a thin and bubbly head that was brown in color...the head faded into a ring and only showed a few lines of lace

S - Heavy on the roasted malts...they never came across burnt which was nice...chocolate and a hint of coffee...faint hops as well

T - The chocolate flavor in this beer is really good...it's almost like it's a chocolate stout because of the big presence of chocolate malt...there's also a nice does of other roasted malts that help add that roasted flavor along with a touch of sweetness...the hops do come through but again are very faint...I do like the lingering bitterness they leave

M - Medium bodied...it could have been fuller but came up a tad watery...otherwise it was rather smooth with a nice lingering bitterness

D - This beer is called an imperial stout but the bartender said it came out weaker than expected (7.2%)...so style wise it comes up a little short but taste wise it's a very solid stout and could be a borderline chocolate stout

Jan 24, 2010
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Harrisburg location on 1/16/09. Served in an oversized mug.

Pours a deep brown/near black, with a thin frothy covering of of mocha colored head. This stays fairly rich around the edges, leaving some moderate spotty lacing down the sides of the mug. The aroma is straight up dark roast and hops in the nose, with a plenty of chocolate coming out from the malts and a floral and herbal character from the hops. Nice.

The taste is thick with dark roast and a big chewy chocolate sweetness. The hops have more of moderate bite to them but once again offer up a good amount of an earthy and herbal quality that lends this some needed mellowness on the palate. Bitterness and hops hang tough with a burnt and spicy feel that lingers well through the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a sturdy chewiness to it but still really gives up no alcohol at all in the taste. Maybe just some very light warmth on the tongue after each sip. I'm guessing that this is maybe in the 8% range?

Well it only took them nearly 12 years but they've finally coughed up an Imperial Stout here and no joke, this was pretty good! Not a ton of complexity here but there was no lack of deepness to those big malts and that new Zeus hop really brought out a pleasant earthy character that nicely complimented that heavy chocolate sweetness. Really solid stuff that may well be my favorite that I've had from the ABC chain. I'd love to see this put into the regular seasonal rotation.

Jan 17, 2010
Fog Of War Imperial Stout from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 4 ratings