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Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout | Allentown Brew Works

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Fegley's Insidious Imperial StoutFegley's Insidious Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
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:
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Added by beerthulhu on 06-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,807
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
173
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of jsanford
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of JMS1512
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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 twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of vande
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of seanchai
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoolEthan
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

On tap at Funcks in Palmyra, PA, part of a 4.5oz flight.

Thick oily black with oatmeal colored head. Left great lacing. Aroma was sweet, dried fruit, touch of booze. Taste was of a thick, full, stout with only a touch of the alcohol on the tonge, whcih surprised me a bit. Overall, and enjoyable Imperial Stout, quite different in the finish from the BBA version.

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Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of CreightonSM
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of RobertColianni
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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 GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade and was going to cellar it for a bit but said to hell with it since I've been on a such a barrel aged kick.

Pours a solid black with nice tan/brown head. Very large head even though of the ABV.

The smell is sweet from the roasted malt and a lot of oak.

The taste is on the roasty coffee side with a little dark fruit. A lot of chocolate on the back from the oak.

A pretty good beer. Not the best oaked Stout but by far not the worst. Hits the spot if your looking for something with a fairly strong barrel taste on a pretty straight forward Stout.

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Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of beer2day
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, dark pour but not quite black. Slightest tint of red sneaking out. Mocha head, 2 fingers worth, and nice head retention. Thin lace all around the glass.

Nose is dark roast coffee, sweet chocolate, and flavorful citrus hops. The hops combine with the coffee to give off almost a cherry feel, but the citrus comes through in the end. Very sweet nose.

Very hop forward for the style. Citrus hits right away, even before the chocolate and coffee work in. Flavors combine for a lighter than expected finish, but again very hop forward. One of the hoppier stouts I've had.

Lighter feel than I expected and wanted, but may be by design with the hop character here.

Overall very well done. If you want a nice impy stout with good hop character, give this a try.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into my DC Brau glass.

Decent look with a frothy thick tannish head, the body isn't really black but super dark brown, some bubbles rising to the top.

The smell is not great, it is sort of a watered down malt base, some slight sweeter alcohol bourbon notes, but there is some nice leather and musty notes that are nice, though not very appropriate to the style. Just not overly aromatic even when letting it warm up nicely.

The taste is a little better, and actually the creamy mouthfeel helps the beer come alive. It has a sort of Irish stout taste in its mouthfeel, a dry chocolatey and grainy flavor, though it isn't great that there is a very distracting after taste of metal and what only drinks like that taste when a tap line is not clean, though its out of a bottle. Overall a bit confusing in the flavor, some smatterings of bourbon and oak but no flavors are very well balanced.

Eh, this is only ok.

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Photo of imyourhero21
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of chicagoish
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DudMan
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 173 ratings
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