Imperial Stout | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
248 Ratings
Imperial StoutImperial Stout
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
Ratings:
248
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a very very impressive stout, just a step below the Baptist in terms of complexity, but every bit as well made, deep, and decadent. so black its almost red looking at it, intimidating at this viscosity, and sporting a cool half inch of coffee colored head. it smells spiced as well as the obligatory rich black roasted barley. I do get anise seed here, but I also get a touch of licorice and black pepper, its big and bold and robust. the flavor is not so spiced, although now I get an almost tarry tobacco flavor where the anise used to be. milk chocolate, tanned leather, and bitter oaky char. truly extraordinary. lots of body, not much fizz, as it should be for the style. I can hardly taste the booze too, which is a shock to me. this is about as good as imperial stouts get short of ridiculous additives and barrel treatments. the authentic article here folks.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured jet black with a big ol' rocky brown head, great caronation, loads of bubbles and plenty of lacing remains moments and sips afterwards

S: Bit of smoke, chocolate, coffee and a little whiff of dark fruits.

T: Initial sordove char and light smoke on this is blended well with bitter chocolate and coffee beans. A little bit of waivering dark fruits is present but barely detected. This beer is simply char, coffee and cocoa all the way through. A little booze sting is noticed but its just right. The finish has a light to moderate bitterness and is somewhat creamy

M: Fuller bodied, well carbonated, loads of flavor. Like I mentioned, somewhat creamy. Hearty and warming

O: A very well done non BA Imperial Stout!

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours pitch black with a finger of brown head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and vanilla, a hint of alcohol. Flavor dominated by toasty, slightly charred malt, chocolate and coffee. Finishes with lingering charred coffee and hops. Medium bodied. A nicely made imperial stout on the char end of the flavor spectrum. Could use a bit more body and intensity of the initial flavors, but tastes great and the high ABV is more than covered. Not for the charred malt intolerant. ABV 10.1, somewhat higher than the listing here. This appears to vary from batch to batch.

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Imperial Stout from Epic Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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