Bert's Disqualified Imperial Stout | Wandering Star Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wandering Star Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berkshire County homebrewer Bert Holdredge won the ‘Brewers Choice’ prize in the 2011 New York City Homebrew Competition with this recipe (the prize was for a commercial batch to be brewed on our system) – but was disqualified from the official BJCP competition since he’d forgotten to remove a label from a bottle. A dangerously drinkable pitch-black stout with rich chocolate and peat smoke notes, and just a hint of alcohol warmth.

Added by jlindros on 08-11-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06/27/12 On tap, this is lighter than most Imperials I have come to know & love, but who cares about labels? This is a very likable brew, which in fact, qualifies it as a year round choice.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/3/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark black color, with a thin brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with strong flavors of milk and dark chocolate followed by a hearty roasted malt character. There’s a touch of smokiness in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice stout to drink for a while.

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured without any head.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts and licorice in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of dark malts and licorice. The licorice flavors seem to become stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good representation of the style. It seems to have a bit more licorice flavors compared to other beers in the style.

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