Imperiale
Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #2,008
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,986
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 13%
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
242
From:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  7
Gots
  31
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Imperiale High Gravity Stout

Rich, full bodied and surprisingly smooth, Imperiale Stout has a big roast hit up front, and rich, dark malt flavors balanced with ample hop bitterness to finish.
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 242
Reviews by ZakFaruki:
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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bomber into a tulip, pours an opaque black, with a tan head, a decent amount of lace comes as well

S: Dark Chocolate on the nose, with roasted malts, a bit of hops, and some ash smell as well

T: The taste follows the nose, Cocoa and roasted malt on the nose, then a slight bit of hops on the way down, a slight ting of booze on the finish as well

F: Smooth as silk, carbonation is light, as expected with the style

O: An exceptionally delicious stout, it definitely competes with the legends. A must-try for a craft enthusiast.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sathanas
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of meno19
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great value for the price

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Photo of Merks
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AaronDio
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Young_John
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayes86
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boothman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of demon
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong alcohol taste. Not very bitter, though very sweet. Nicely roasty, though missing some of the complexity I was looking for. Nice and sticky-sweet mouthfeel. Leaves a kind of lingering, lightly stinging malty characteristic in a way that I didn't particularly desire.

Good, worth a try if you are into imperial stouts, but I'd personally pass on this a second time around.

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Photo of aeric_7734
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of EastVanBeerNerd
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cvbrandon
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Harvest06
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh this is not a stout I care for. Too hot and hoppy.

I tried one cellar-ed 1 year and it has improved but now had a sweet finish that the hops had hidden when fresh.

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Photo of Jermaine44
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall a well made stout. Smells sweet like Carmel, vanilla.. Taste is roast up front followed by sweetness from the malt finished with a bitterness to balance the beer. Medium mouthfeel just the way I like my beers

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of airpup
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Champ82
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced stout. 9.1% abv with a smooth rich finish

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Photo of brayton
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chanfles
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Imperiale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 242 ratings