Final Departure | Airways Brewing Company

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Airways Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BillHilly on 10-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by mactrail:
Photo of mactrail
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super sudsy pour but quite beautiful with the piled up foam. Really dark brown head on the dark red-brown brew in the tall Troubadour tulip. Aroma of dark chocolate with resiny hops with deep roasted barley.

The hops are quite bold but not excessively bitter. Brewer says this is made with Magnum and Goldings hops, and rates the IBUs at 70. Moderate sweetness. Rich, chocolatey, and winey with huge dark roast malt tastes. Not unctuous, and not exactly watery, but still less thick than expected. It 's actually an unusually nice mouthfeel, with the sudsy carbonation lingering, the sharp hop acidity, but also a silky sensation.

The aftertaste lingering is so much like bitter chocolate with a boozy tang. One of the better imperial stouts I've had in a long time. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood. This is the 2013 edition and ABV is 9.3%.

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of dirtylou
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber. shitty day.

I have no idea why 2012 me purchased this beer - It's a pretty dope label but its an unbarelled imperial stout, a style of beer that has very little place in the world these days.

Chocolatey-amber body, tan ring - notes of booze, burnt espresso, charred malt, bakers chocolate. I think it's probably a pretty good imperial stout - a bit bitter and 'burnt' for my taste but well assembled. It's funny how the duration of time makes a once popular style not really make sense anymore. Not for me.

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Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DOCRW
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevlee722
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pour pitch black with a thin film of light brown head with a ring around the glass. Nice aroma of toasted malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavor follows aroma, dominated by toasted malt and charred coffee with hints of chocolate and licorice, finishing roasty with a bit of hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A nice imperial stout that hits all the right notes, the charred coffee element fit well and melded with the other flavors. Glad I could try this and I hope to see it again.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, three finger deep brown head, well carbonated.

S-Roasted malt, good deal of coffee, balanced out by some dark chocolate.

T-Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, something is a tad off though.

M-Medium in body, some carbonation, not that creamy either.

O-A good stout, but in a saturated style this one doesn't do anything to distinguish it self. That being said, glad I was able to try it.

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Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.8.12

A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown, small head. No lacing, but good retention.

S - Subtle chocolate, coffee, and some anise.

T - Smooth chocolate, bitter coffee and more anise.

D - Low carbonation with a heavier body. Bitter finish.

O - Good taste, but very bitter in the finish.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of eebo25
4.96/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of DaveRinn
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BillHilly
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful dark obsidian pour, thinner lacing than I like too see in an imperial stout.

S: dark roast (coffee, chocolate)

T: Drinking it fairly fresh, starts off nice and roasty and the hop bite pounds through on the finish.

M: Lowest score of the 5, bit thin, but not too much...

O: Nice stout Alex, glad you stepped up with an Imperial and had the eggs to bottle it!

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured jet black, sordove slow and sluggish with a big body, lower carbonation left a slow rise of small creamy brown cap. Minimal lacing observed with light decent head retnetion.

S: A big roastiness on the nose, some bitter dark chocolate, black coffee and light booze sting on the nostrils

T: Immediate vicous roasted malt, with a competing blend of coffee, bitter dark and milk chocolate, with perhaps a black patent malt base and pinch of black licorice. A little booze stng evident and the finish is rather dry, somewhat creamy and somewhat decadent

M: Pretty hearty, big bodied, lower carbonation gave it a big feel and alot of the really camps out on the palate which I like

O: Good stout from Airways! I would definitely drink it again.

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Photo of iKrystin
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Final Departure from Airways Brewing Company
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