Hegemony Imperial Stout | St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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Hegemony Imperial StoutHegemony Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woodychandler on 02-17-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 75
Photo of beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-Snifter. Draft. 08.22.15

A: Black coloring with a thin, dark khaki head that dissipated rather quickly. No visible effervesce, with only a small amounts of lacing left behind. Pretty good.

S: Nose was fresh and roasty, finely grounded coffee beans, smooth, aided by some sweet dark chocolate and milk. The bitterness was light minded, mostly consumed by the sweet chocolateley roast scents that gave this a pleasant and sweet smell. While not powerful or overwhelming, this did provide a nice gentle fresh, roasty nature perfect for the august summer time temperatures when you don't want to be bogged down by big heavy beers.

T: The flavor was very smooth, chocolateley roast, freshly grounded coffee beans, some light milky-vanilla hints that was rich and clean in nature. The chocolate and coffee roast was nicely bittering, fresh and again, perfect for that august heat when this was consumed.

M: Mouthful was light and oily, lightly stick in texture with a smooth exit from the tongue.

O: A really cleanly brewed roasty beer to get a nice cold coffee fix, with rich dark coffee beans and chocolate to aid in a rich flavor. Again this beer went down crazy quick for me, very drinkable. The alcohol of 8.00% was undetectable and very balanced.

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Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, dark mahogany, almost black. You can’t see through it. Large tan head that didn’t hang around too long but left lots of lace. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and malt. Thick, almost chewy mouthfeel. Taste at first almost like a chocolate milkshake but then the hops kick in to balance it out.

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Photo of JWU
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10 oz straight from a firkin

A-pitch black. No head.

S-no lactose in this? Very sweet, noisy and dark malts.

T- sweet, very sweet, slightly astringent. Dark coffe notes and a bit of milk chocolate

M- thick, slick, and coating. A bit dry on the finish.

O- a bit sweet, but overall quite good.

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Photo of DIM
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The board at the Bull's Head listed this at 8% abv

a: This was a very dark brown and it was served to me with a small dark tan colored head.

s: Reminds me of an imperial milk stout. I smelled sweet milk chocolate and a hint of coffee; not much roast or hops.

m: Again I'm reminded of an imperial milk stout, I swear I taste lactose. I also found lots of milk chocolate sweetness. I wouldn't have minded more roast or bitterness at the end, but this was pretty good regardless.

m: Very creamy overall.

d: Pretty nice stout, I look forward to trying more from these guys.

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Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A growler at Imminent Liquidation.

A: The stout pours with a steady black darkness. There wasn't much of a head.

S: The nose is roasted, sweet with chocolate. The body isn't as strong as many double stouts; it does, though, have a nice ring to it.

T: The ale strikes me as more of a schwarzbier, roasted and dark but not to the nth degree. Surprisingly, I like the more restrained body of the stout. Chocolate lingers, loiters even, but it never rises to the 'too strong' level. The ale retains a light body throughout, sweetly roasted without a strong hop presence.

M: The mouthfeel is roasted sweet, a chocolatey blend. Hops and thick malts are nowhere to be found, instead I enjoyed to relaxed body.

D: I can't imagine that this stout is too strong. It strikes me as a schwarzbier, rather than a stout or a double stout.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The initial pour gave me a finger of deep-tan bubbles that quickly faded to wisps. Color was a deep dark-brown allowing zero light penetration. Nose had a dark chocolate richness, like a brownie or a piece of fudge. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, a little on the thin side for the style. I got an initial wash of dark chocolate on the tongue, then I tasted a smoky charcoal quality. Finish had a dusty, cocoa powdery quality initially, then fading off to a smokiness that lingered well past the swallow. This is not one of my favorite styles, but for an initial offering from a new local brewery, they really did themselves proud. I look forward to the releases of their other beers in the future.

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Hegemony Imperial Stout from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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