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Imperial Stout | Epic Brewing Company

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3.92/5
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249 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This massive Stout pours a mahogany black with a thick, brown head. The aroma is all chocolate roasted malt. The aroma is all chocolate and toasted malt. The first wave of flavor embraces anise and dark, bitter chocolate but opens up to include coffee, smoke and rich sweet malt.

Added by bishopgary on 12-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,180
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
249
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Underdogbisco
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of acashk
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

batch number 3.
9.1abv
great head
pours. dark
chocolate vanilla
can.barely taste the alcohol
great after taste of coffee as well
good mouth feel
if your a fan of stone brewing ris 2012 2013 your going to love this beer
price was 8.99 but well worth it.
size was bomber if your lucky enough to see one buy it and pm me with a thank you later

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Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moose90
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber
"RELEASE #10 – 11.1%ALC./VOL"

A – Pours a nice dark mahogany brown, quite thick as well. Head is thin, but light brown in color, leaves standard lacing throughout.

S – Bitter chocolates, malted milk, light roasted coffee. Strongly bitter, sweetness is undetected, though this is not a charred mess.

T – Deep, complex, and rich. Strong dark chocolate here, more bitter coffee, almost espresso. Sweetness is only detected on the palate, as it provides a nice coating and leads you to come back for more. Quite warming.

M – Thick, appropriately for the style. The alcohol is noticeable here, but only in the way that it warms you up on the way down. Wonderful.

O – Grabbed this on a whim, at what I would regard as a fair price. This is a great quality imperial. I haven't had any other released, but this one is stellar.

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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Straight black, opaque, with just the slightest hint of red underpinning it all. Small head, medium tan, that fades quickly. Lacing is minimal.

S - Most clearly the alcohol, big and full. Dark fruits and chocolate nibs. Hints of tobacco and wood ash.

T - Starts with the nose, but comes through with a second wave full of coffee and chocolate. Raisins and molasses. A close that is faintly acidic and lightly bitter.

M - Slick and full. Low carbonation. Mild drying in the close, but not enough to impact the experience. This is a sipper.

O - Much better than the typical stout, and outside the nose, this delivers big ABV without a harsh alcohol burn. Drink with care, because it delivers a wallop. Love how this one has two levels, first delivering dark fruits and blackened malts, then jumping to a level of silky chocolate and coffee. Impressive work.

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4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mgbickel
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Release #2...22oz bottle poured into a CC snifter.

A massive 3 fingers of dark mocha foam formed on top of the oil black body. The head stuck around forever...slightly receding, leaving behind trails of lace.

The nose has lots of meaty aromas up front...anise, molasses, coffee and cocoa.

The nose is a decent indicator where the taste leads...chocolate starts things out, the sweetness quickly fades to a roasted coffee flavor that turns to an almost bitter, semi-hoppy finish. The coffee flavor peaks once again in the aftertaste.

Medium to heavy bodied, thicker as it warms...moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a very solid beer. Lots of flavor and complexity is packed into this non-barrel aged offering. Mucho recommended.

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I paid $7.99 at Total Wine for a 1pt 6oz bottle. It says only 1800 bottles made.

I poured it into a Guinness pint glass starting at 48 degrees. It was a very dark brown - nearly black, with deep mahogany highlights. A nice medium brown bubbly head that was very sticky and receded to a lasting blanket.

Deep roasted characteristics were front and center on the nose along with espresso and cocoa.

The flavors were chocked full of roasted goodness. Mineral notes were present throughout and hops well integrated in the middle through finish and some licorice lingering afterwards.

This imperial stout was well balanced and medium bodied relative to other imperials. This was not huge or super intense but it was well structured and hid the alcohol well providing for an easy drinking experience.

I think 50-52 degrees is about right for this beer. A little warmer brings out more flavors, particularly the licorice. Mid to lower 40's would kill the flavors on this one.

At $7.99, not super expensive so I'd say a decent value as well.

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jessealmlie
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a darn fine stout from them Epic peeps.

Out of the bottle it's dark ruby and black. Tan foam goes up to about 2 fingers. Nice lacing.

Chocolate and roasted malt aroma, just like the above description says. A hint of prune and black plum. Solid

A bit more black plum in the taste. Some licorice and baked raisin cookies. It's mellow yet strong. Chocolate, dark toast and smoked malt. Very nice. Simple. The complexity isn't there, but who cares? A straight up double stout. Drink it. The abv gives a 'hello' on the end, but goes away quickly

nice beer

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Photo of KFBR392
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 Release, 10.6% ABV

Appearance: Pours with a dark brown color yet sits black in the glass. Half a finger of bubbly dark brown head. Random sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Bitter dark chocolate and oats pop up on the front. Solid hop body with pleasant accents of black licorice, moss, oats, lactose, and sweet malt. Overall the aroma is definitely on the sweeter side, but is done very well.

Taste: Sweet malt, lactose, and black licorice hit the palate first. Balanced hop tones pick up in the body and gradually transition into some heavier roasted malt tones with accents of coffee grounds, toffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. The finish is a lingering mossy hop flavor, caramel, lactose, and taffy.

Mouthfeel: Awesome transitions from sweet to roasted, back to sweet. Robust full body. Carbonation is well done for even such a young stout.

Overall: This is some seriously great stuff. I cannot wait to try the big baptist which I picked up at the same time. Really impressed how well this drank fresh, have no hesitations to drink this brew ASAP. Reminds me a ton of Founder's RIS.

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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, with some raisin and other dark fruits, coffee, molasses, black licorice, vanilla, and a bit of booze.

T - Starts off with some roasted dark chocolate malts with some raisin and other dark fruits and some black licorice. Through the middle, some molasses and a bit of vanilla comes through with some coffee. The finish is a mix of roasted dark chocolate, coffee, black licorice, molasses, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit thick with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced with a good balance of manliness other flavors and body.

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Photo of pat61
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant ebony under a 1” tan collar that quickly dissipates to a film.
S: Roasted malt, coffee, dark malt, dark dried fruit.
T: Intense roasted malt flavors lead to dark dried fruits and finish with big coffee flavors.
F: a big creamy mouthfeel
O: A big bold stout for people who drink their coffee black

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Imperial Stout from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 249 ratings
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