Imperial Stout | Back East Brewing Company

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Imperial StoutImperial Stout

Brewed by:
Back East Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Back East’s Imperial Stout is a full-bodied ale brewed with several varieties of dark roasted malt. It has a complex malt character with underlying hints of coffee and chocolate. A generous amount of English hops gives this ale a pronounced hop profile. This robust ale is unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

Added by LtCracker20 on 09-20-2012

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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a finger of brown head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: roasted malts with a lot of bitter cocoa and smoke. Bitter coffee and char also come through.

T: similar to the aroma, tons of bitter roasted malts with bitter cocoa, char, and coffee.

M: thick body with mid-high carbonation, this beer has surprisingly highly carbonated.

O: a decent stout overall. Nothing special, but enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark brown, veey foamy, massive head giving way to a fairly rich and dark heavy body.

Didnt quite hit me the right way on the nose the way many other imperial stouts usually do. Very roasty and was able to pick up notes of molasses and espresso.

Love the color and the feel, a bit bitter but I'd say a year of aging wouldv'e fixed that. A well balanced stout as well.

Overall not a bad choice for the price. I recommend this to many of our customers looking for a modertely proced local imperial stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this at a little bottle share at Tree House Brewery. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Tree House glass nice deep dark black chocolate hue with a half finger of mocha hue that fades to leave a nice light lacing. Solid.

S - Somewhat mild, with roasted malts and light chocolate notes. Would like to see more chocolate here.

T - Taste is close to the nose with light metallic notes along with more of the roast malts. The chocolate is slightly more prominent but not by much.

M - Mouthfeel is what I expected it to be, smooth and creamy. Quite nice.

o - Overall, this beer was solid. Never heard of this beer or brewery so I was glad to try it.

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3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Imperial Stout from Back East Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.4% out of 100 with 103 ratings
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