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

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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

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Added by KickbacksSteve on 01-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
522
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
15.62%
 
 
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8
Gots:
65
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0
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Ratings: 522 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of RochefortChris
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rburgette
3.64/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Roze
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Bonis
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%

Very complex stout. Wood, burnt malts, smoke, bitter roast, booze along with some vinous qualities. A little tart. A pretty easy drink for the booze level. Would like touch more carb, but very solid beer overall. Gift from liquidcucumber.

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Photo of Maich
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz corked and caged bottle, no date

Cork jumps out with a pop. The beer poured into the glass foams up like crazy, big 3" high tan head. Beer is jet black. Beer leaves nice rings of lacing, good head retention. Sharp fermented fruit aroma, bitter cocao as well. Similar flavor in the taste. Strong dry red wine flavors are pungent, acidic. Dry bitter roasty flavors as well. Medium body, coats the mouth.

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Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

MOA Brewing - Imperial Stout [Stout Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels] (12.7oz ---> Stemless wine glass : 10.2% ABV)

Pours extremely dark and opaque, with about an inch and a half of foamy khaki head… The nose is that of a chocolate and roasty malts, with darker berries on the finish… Going to take my first sip, I notice the retention in the head and the lacing are both quite nice, as both has remained quite well with minimal assistance from the hardly present carbonation… A light chocolate bitterness is the first taste to present itself on the palate, followed by a warm wave of cranberries with traces of molasses woven in there… The mouthfeel is not horrible, though it does have a syrupy viscidity to it, which is not entirely appreciated for this particular brew… The finish doesn't exactly "align" with the rest of the beer, which can be said about just about every other aspect also… It's as if it's an All-Star Team at their first practice - All the right stuff, but no chemistry… So while all the components make this a very alluring beer, it lacks unity and structure… Though, on a comprehensive level it falls short, the highlights of this beer make it one I feel is at least worth a try for someone looking for alternative tastes… Another good brew - Cheers!!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Moa Imperial Stout (Aged In Pinot Noir Barrels) from Moa Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 522 ratings.
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