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:
#26,904
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
525
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
65
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of GOBLIN
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours virtually black with almost no head.

Aroma has a definite red wine note from the pinot noir barrels, which is unique and pleasant.

The taste is sweet, with some bitterness, a small boozy presence, and a residual note of the wine barrels again. Very deep and intriguing flavors in this beer, including dark fruits. The beer is also a bit boozy.

Although there is little head from the pour, it still has a solid level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is thick and somewhat syrupy.

Overall, this is a unique, wine-forward, beer that is a tasty change of pace. Recommended.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hughesjbailey
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't expecting a lot given the scores this beer has received, but it is actually quite good. The red wine barrel influence is present but not strong, but the base stout is nice. Very smooth, sightly bitter, with chocolate and roasted flavours.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of simoen
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lynn
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I was thinking about saving this beer a bit longer. Saving for what? Time to drink it!. Oh man was that a good choice.

It is really pretty. Black with loads of nice head and lace. The aroma is faintly, subtly, barely, something you don't think could come through - pinot noir... on top of a roasty malty stout. Well balanced, all of it.

The taste similarly is balanced. Roasty, malty, a little hoppy. With a gritty aftertaste but little bite. It gets better with every sip. This was worth the effort of the brewers. My compliments. I hope I can get more.

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Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlang803
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ascags
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antoneloc
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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Photo of Kraty1
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Piels25
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

It's a barrel aged stout, but not the familiar bourbon barrel aged stout. That's pretty interesting. The stout itself seems fairly typical for an RIS, which means I automatically like it. Rich roasty malts. Maybe just a touch bitter. Then the barrel aging here brings in the influence of the wine barrels. It's just a little tart, and a little winey. There's something about the barrel aging that evokes bourbon barrel beers, just without the bourbon, if that makes any sense. I like it quite a bit.

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Photo of Syraquse
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TheMarkE
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Chocolate, coffee, mocha. Aged in oak pinot noir barrels, and you can definitely taste it. Medium body, sour pinot noir finish. Different, best marriage of beer and wine that I've had.

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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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