Insidious Imperial Stout | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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3.77 w/ 44 ratings

Brewed by:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 02-08-2010

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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark color with a non lacy tan foam with nice hints of chocolate coffee & smooth excellent bourbon barrel woody flavor, and smooth as a good bourbon with very nice mix of flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Snagged a 750ml of this at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - On par with the style. Deep dark opaque black with a rocky full inch of head (a tad carbonated?) Head isn't very sticky but is a fairly dark shade of deep brown mocha.

S - Fierce roast and some underlining dark chocolate. Smell is sweet yet balanced with a tone of bittering hops and some molasses.

T - I enjoy the flavor it doesn't seem to have a huge bitter malt profile which wins me over. The sweetness of the chocolate never gets to intense and roast is a nice backseat once warmed. I did notice at cold it was fairly roasty and bitter so let this one warm a tad to bring out the flavor.

M - Had to do this one first because the taste seems a bit watery. Drinks more like a bubbly stout with a medium creamy body.

Overall it drinks like a smooth "Blackout stout" except more traditional. Not really winning me over in the bomber but would consider getting it again if it was a 10 dollar four pack (like Devious pumpkin)

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on draft at Bethlehem Brew Works. It was served in a 12 oz. goblet.

A - Poured an almost black with a one finger tan head that fades quickly. I would have liked a bit more retention in a big stout but the lacing it left was nice.

S - Nice toasty smell with coffee, toffee, and some oak. Faint smells of dark fruits round out the smell nicely.

T - Some dark chocolate, caramel, and cherry with a mild bitterness of hops and wood. Not bad, but the tastes aren't as strong as the smell suggested.

M - Too thin for an imperial stout. Carbonation is delicate, but suits the flavors and style.

O - Not one of the better RIS out there. The flavors are well balanced but too faint. That, combined with the thin mouthfeel makes this one a bit watery. I may try the bottled version to compare, but I won't get this one on draft at the Brew Works again.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Insidious Imperial Stout from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 68.2% out of 100 with 44 ratings
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