Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout | Allentown Brew Works

Fegley's Insidious Imperial StoutFegley's Insidious Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
67.1%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 173 ratings
Fegley's Insidious Imperial StoutFegley's Insidious Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allentown Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerthulhu on 06-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,127
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
173
Liked:
116
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.49%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I must have forgot to review this one from my trip last week. Anyway poured a darker brown not opague but almost. Decent lighter brown heading, about an inch thick and kind of fizzed out after a few sips. Very little lacing in the beginning.

Nice roasted aromas and whoa a heavy hop blast here. Slight mocha mix with a nice bang of alcohol.

Taste has a nice mocha mix with a decent roasty and toasty malt backbone. Semi wood flavors with a touch of dark fruit. A bit more of a hop twang taste than I would expect from my stouts.

Medium - Full bodied and decent carbonation. Ok balance maybe not as thick as I like my stouts but still not bad.

A good stout, not the best I've had but not the worst. A nice hoppy twist to a stout.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, almost black, pour with a large, bubbly, tan head and decent lacing.

S: The smell is predominantly chocolate and coffee up front. After which is perhaps a hint of alcohol and other roasted malts.

T: Taste is chocolate up front, followed by the roasted malts, and finished with some coffee bitterness. Dry finish, hardly any hops though.

MF: I was expecting a bit more creaminess to be honest. The feel was a bit light for me. However, the alcohol was masked very nicely.

D: Decently high, especially for an imperial stout.

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Photo of socon67
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber with beige foam that settles. No lacing of note.

S: Strong smell of pumpkin spice and light malt.

T: Like many pumpkin beers this was a bit too spiced. The subtle pumpkin notes were lost in the cinnamon. There is a bit of caramel malt in the finish.

M: Too spiced to enjoy more than one. Finishes with a warming burn, and a slight acidic bite.

O: A decent attempt, but I think the bolder profile detracted somewhat. Would like more of the pumpkin influences in this beer.

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Photo of jhawth
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. Pours an impermeable black with ruby edges, bubbly finger-and-a-half head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma: Roasted malts, wood, bourbon, slight vanilla, slight motor oil character.

Taste: Sweet, dark malts upfront, followed by roasty bitterness compounded with a boozy quality.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, light carbonation, viscous quality.

Overall: Enjoyable barrel aged stout. Perhaps slightly boozy for my tastes.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear dark brown. A bit reddish. Lots of white head. smells oaky and slightly vanilla-y. Pretty wonderfu aroma. Tastes sweet and oaky. Pretty decent. A bit thin, well carbonated. Overall enjoyable. Not too shabby especially for such a small brewery

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #47 (Dec 2010):

Excitement fills the mind when the cork pops and the head rises upon this black liquid. Burnt raisins, molasses, charcoal, chicory, woody hops and alcoholic esters awaken the nose. Thick medium body with a semi-viscous smoothness. Burnt roastiness, faintly acrid ... nothing but a twang. Slight yeast tone sits behind a dark dried fruit flavor of currants and raisins. Carob powder meets fresh coffee grounds. Leafy hops are layered deep within the roasted character. Semidry palate with a scrubbing of charcoal for good measure. A slow sipper here, tasty even if the roasted flavor reaches a little too far with that burnt twang.

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Photo of stooge
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Excited to find this beer on a recent trip to the Philly area close to where I grew up. Nice roasted coffee and mocha aromas with a dark brown but opaque appearance. Tan head that dissipated rather quickly and produced nice lacing. More carbonation than expected from this style. Nice blend of roasted malt flavor combined with hints of dark chocolate, caramel, and raisins. The flavor and complexity of the bourbon barrel aging came through nicely in the aftertaste. Not as thick as what I would expect from an Imperial Stout.

Not quite what I was expecting, but overall a nice find.

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Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thagr81us
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to the individual who shared this one with me (forgot who it was)! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a one finger mocha colored head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, subtle coffee, and subtle caramel. The flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, bitter hops, and subtle citrus. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. As stated in previous reviews this one was a little hoppier than I was hoping for. Despite this fact the other flavors carried over quite well. This one was quite complex as well... Worth trying if it is around, but I wouldn't seek it out personally.

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Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 67.1% out of 100 with 173 ratings
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