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Hegemony Imperial Stout | St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,498
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
91
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Shenk87
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghershey
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmdrpi
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured from 22 oz bottle, into glass

opaque, black in color, tan colored head. nice aroma of bitter cocoa and espresso. similar flavor, moderately sweet. thicker bodied.

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Photo of bret717
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look- pours pitch black with a 1 finger light tan head and substantial lacing

Smell- nose is pretty subdued, but what is there is nice- espresso and dark chocolate and stone fruit

Taste- follows the nose with espresso, chocolate and plum along with a mild roasty bitterness

Feel- medium bodied with low carb; finishes mildly bitter

Overall- really nice tasting imperial stout

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$ 14.84 (Including tax)/four pack of 16 oz cans at Adamstown Beverage, Adamstown, PA.
On bottom of can “Canned on 12/19/17”. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Dark brown, opaque. When held to the light, a reddish tint appears around the edge.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.3 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, medium density with a few rocks, slightly above average retention, slowly diminishing to an irregular six to nine mm thin ring and a complete rocky layer of variable thickness. Head retraction leaves several broken rings of tiny to small bubbles.
Lacing – Wide irregular ring of tiny to small bubbles.
First pour – Medium brown, clear.
Aroma – 3.5 - Faint roasted malt. Am I detecting cherry or only imagining it? Aroma definitely fades with time.
Flavor – 4 - Begins with a bit of bitter chocolate. A little cherry-like aftertaste appears following large swallows, a bit of hops after belches. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.75 - Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4 – Overall, a decent Impy stout, one I would buy and drink again.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer is a gift from my brother Brian, Thanks bro!
The beer pours a dark cola brown color with fluffy beige colored head of 4 cm foaming up on a gentle pour.
The aroma on this beer is a lot of roasted malt with some dark chocolate and a bit of coffee grounds. No hop presence on the nose and the alcohol is fairly muted as well.
First sip reveals an average body with fine carbonation that rolls across my palate after each sip. Very smooth texture and this beer drinks very easy for a bigger brew.
The flavor is VERY roasty with an almost charred note mixing with some coffee grounds, dark chocolate and a little bit of molasses. Again the hops are not present and the 8% ABV is also pretty well hidden.
This is a nice roasty Imperial Stout and Im glad to have had a chance to try it Worth a purchase if you find a can in PA.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black pour, minimal leakage on the edges, huge, fluffy tan head. The char notes are immediately distinguishable on the nose, and dark chocolate and black cherry notes are also present.

The black cherry notes jump to the front of the flavor parade on the taste, and meld exceptionally well with the char notes. This is an excellent example of the style, IMHO.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a small chalice: color is solid black, head is tan and presents at least 1/2 inch thick and lingers very well with about 1/4 inch top and some spotty lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is very pleasant with moderate roast, chocolate, toast, light bitterness like coffee grounds.

Taste is similar with a bit enhanced flavor of each in the aroma with roast, chocolate, toast, coffee and light bitterness, light sweetness to counter the strength and roasty flavors. Alcohol is hidden very well with maybe just the drying component noticeable.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, sharp on the tongue as it warms and some light drying.

Overall a very good strong stout with a light sweetness and good flavor/aroma.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JaredWolgemuth
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass at 50 degrees. The head is a creamy, airy, and foamy, with good retention. A light tan head surrounds the inky black beer that is opaque. The head tats a small amount of lacing on the glass.

The Imperial Stout aromas are not as pronounced. The beer's aromas are milk chocolate, coffee, wood, dark roasted malt, earthy, bready, yeasty, burnt sugar, char, molasses, raisins, and a touch of floral.

The flavors of the beer are dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, wood, yeast, bready, burnt sugar, char, molasses, raisins, and a touch of floral.

The mouthfeel of the beer is chewy and dry. The body of the beer is medium-plus, carbonation is medium-minus and a medium-plus finish.

The Imperial Stout falls short for being great. The beer is just average, I have tasted better.

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Photo of ChipMurray
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours somewhere between reddish-brown and black. Decent head that lingers for a while. Smell is actually a touch weak for the style; what I get is a roast note akin to a particularly smoky scotch ale. Taste is of roasted malt, some hop bitterness, chocolate, and coffee. Feel is slightly thin and carbonated, but this is made up for with a touch of creaminess in the feel as well. Seems to be a slightly different approach to the style- a very drinkable and balanced imperial IPA.

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Photo of philbe311
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Categart
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdman56
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rolltide8425
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LambicLion
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GaPeach
3.11/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimpyle48
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hegemony Imperial Stout from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 91 ratings