Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout | Allentown Brew Works

BA SCORE
84
good
172 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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:
172
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from JNForsyth. 750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Cork did not pop upon opening, extremely low carbonation. Pours fairly pitch black color with a minimal tan lace cap that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. Some very slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, light char, raisin, plum, light licorice, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Imperial stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on even with the lacking carbonation. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beastcpa
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.96/5  rDev +32.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of sully22
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of choicegrinds
4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

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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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Fegley's Insidious Imperial Stout from Allentown Brew Works
3.74 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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