Maelstrom Imperial Stout
New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
9%
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Avg:
1.87 | pDev: 59.89%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
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New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room
 
Indiana, United States
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Year-round
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neckbracesub from Indiana

1.81/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

As far as imperial stouts go, this is hands-down the worst one I have tried to this point in my beer drinking career. Maybe it’s because I cannot warm up to any kind of smokey-tasting beverage or food at all, and that is what New Boswell’s Maelstrom is brewed with the most - that smokey-ness.

I suppose if you are a fan of drinking a beer that tastes exactly like what eating a smoked piece of ham would taste like then you would enjoy it, but that is not for me. I just cannot understand why they would want to add such an extreme amount of both smokey aroma and after-taste to this stout, because other than that one insanely large drawback it seemed to have a lot going for it...like a nice body with a foamy head and a promising aroma.

Unless you are basically obsessed with smokey tasting things, STAY AWAY FROM THIS.

Mar 09, 2012
Maelstrom Imperial Stout from New Boswell Brewery & Tap Room
Beer rating: 1.87 out of 5 with 5 ratings