Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout | Allentown Brew Works

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84
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173 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
173
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
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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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color capped by a head that would honor a Belgian; leaves plenty of splashy lacing around the chalice

Smell: Cocoa, dark fruit, toasted brown bread; a little chalky

Taste: Cocoa powder and toasted brown bread, up front, with earthy hops developing in the middle; ; after the swallow, hints of dark fruit and chalk appear, with the cocoa flavors lingering underneath; dry finish, like an Irish stout

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Interesting how light this beer is for a 9% ABV; it has elements of Belgian (mouthfeel) and Irish (dryness) so it is hard to think of this as an American Imperial Stout (or a Russian Imperial Stout, which is how they characterize it on their website); if I don't think of the way they classify it I found that I liked it better

Thanks, bbpro47, for the opportunity

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4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 06JUN13 visit to ABC.... After a Barleywine for round 1 with my sammich, I had two 12oz snifters of this for dessert, at a more reasonable $4.75 per.

It was deeply opaque, a dark, dense brown with a creamy mocha head. The topping was thin and fine, sticking mostly at the edges, with good lacing. It had a rich choco nose, with some roastiness; quite inviting... Another solid medium-plus body, and it was smooth, though I thought it could be chewier.

Had lovely choco/coffee notes with more roasty aspects. As it warmed, dark fruit arose, akin to choco-covered cherries. A solid floral character brought things to a solid finish. Let this one warm; it is quite well-made! Prosit!!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
3.74 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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