Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) | Moa Brewing Company

Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels)Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels)
BA SCORE
3.71/5
525 Ratings
Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels)Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
moabeer.co.nz

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by KickbacksSteve on 01-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
525
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.97/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L - dark, but translucent dark dark purple to black

S- Roasted with a HUGE bouquet of wine grapes, smells like a wine aged in beer barrels

T- similar to smell, huge must notes and hearty red wine flavors

F- effervescent is the only word that comes to mind. incredibly light mouthfeel for an "imperial" stout, and I mean that in the best way possible

O- doesn't seem to be a crowd favorite, but this is one of my all time favorite brews. Everytime i see it I buy as much as possible

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Moa Imperial Stout has a medium, creamy, beige head, and a very dark brown or black appearance, with lots of thick lacing left behind. The aroma is a mix of dark, sweet cherries and a dark-roasted malt. The flavor is strongly fruity, sweet, roasted, dark malts, and bitterness. Quite bitter. There is even a smoked aspect to this. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Moa Imperial Stout finishes dry, super rich, and pleasant. The alcohol is not present in the taste, but does show up in a strong way in the brain after a few sips. This is one to have! I rate it most excellent.

RJT

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4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Loved this beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz. bottle

Pours black with a dense creamy light tan foam head. Smells like big vinous grapes, red wine, oak barrel, mild smoke, dark roast coffee, bitter dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, toasted bread, caramel, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like dark roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, smoky oak barrel, vinous grapes, tannic red wine, caramel, toast, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, dense and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice red wine barrel aged imperial stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 525 ratings
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