The Miller's Toll
Raleigh Brewing Company

The Miller's TollThe Miller's Toll
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Raleigh Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #688
Ranked #2,262
4.28 | pDev: 6.78%
Jun 24, 2022
Jan 15, 2014
The Miller's TollThe Miller's Toll
Notes: By far our most luscious and robust offering. Roasted coffee and chocolate completely permeate your palate with enormous body and highlights of rich caramel. Massive in its flavors but surprisingly drinkable, this stout will certainly challenge your palate.
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Rated: 4.6 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter jet black with a creamy-like half finger deep beige head atop that settled very slowly into a frothy mass.Big bakers chocolate in the nose with underlying vanilla and dark roast coffee,very appetizing.Chocolate is big on the palate as well with the roasted coffee flavors a bit bigger than the nose would indicate,some underlying booze and caramel/vanilla keeps the sweetness up there with the roast.A really nice Impy stout made here in NC.
Mar 11, 2021
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Solid chocolate malt and oat flavors. Slightly sweet and alcoholic. Warming feeling.
Oct 06, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by JDizzle from Indiana

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Budlum from Maryland

May 26, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Skabiski from Maryland

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by reptile3141 from Georgia

Feb 11, 2019
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into my snifter. Also part of a trade with krubes. Thank you!
My can says 10.5% not the 9.1 % listed here.
Beer pours a pitch black color with dark tan head of 2 cm that fades to a surface layer after the pour leaving tight lattice on the glass. the bubbles remain as a sturdy surface layer throughout sampling.
The aroma is rich and malty with some roasted malt and some dark chocolate but overall the nose is pretty mild.
First sip reveals an average body with a clean and light texture. This feels more like a lager than a stout, crisper than I anticipated and not very thick either.
Flavor is malty with some dark chocolate and a bit of charred malt and roast coffee. No hops here, but not an exceptionally robust flavor. Booze is well hidden, but in general this beer is a little bit of a let down. It isnt bad , but I hoped for a bolder nose and flavor on this beer. Glad to have tried it and would try the bourbon barrel version, but wouldnt chase this one.
Feb 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Dheeznuhhtz from North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Great Stout! I had the opportunity to try a vertical ( 2013-2018), port barrel aged, bourbon barrel aged, rum barrel aged, combo bourbon and rum barrel agedat the Millers Toll event. All of the were great but the show stoppers were the 2014 barrel aged because of its smoother than Ron burgundy playing jazz flute, the mixed rum/ bourbon barrel aged 2018 for its complexity, and the port barrel aged the overall best. I’m so psyched my town got 3 sixtels of it at 3 different local bars!
Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by Oakley from North Carolina

Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours an opaque thick viscous jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint extremely dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger foamy dark mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted + oatmeal + caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel + molasses sweetness. Moderate aromas of dark chocolate + coffee.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted + oatmeal + caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel + molasses sweetness. Strong flavors of freshly roasted coffee and moderate flavors of dark chocolate. Light amounts of earthy hops. Slightly stronger than moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink considering the strength with relatively well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable with really nice coffee flavors and aromas with lighter presence of chocolate over a roasty + oatmeal malt base. Definitely could enjoy another of these and will need to find some more to last this winter.
Dec 06, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by beerrat from Virginia

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

Aug 19, 2017
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Rated by PrestonJEdge from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pretty damn good stout! Strong tho.
Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

May 08, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.24/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Really deep and black, just thickness fills the glass. A tall brown head is sticking around quite awhile, probably about 2 fingers.

Aromas of deep oatmeal and chocolate, some metal.

Flavor is pretty metallic and alcoholic, but has notes of licorice and oats, some light bakers cocoa. Some sourness.

Feel is hot and boozy, some dryness, still retaining some creaminess.

Overall it started out great but kind of fell flat. I wouldn't have it again.
Apr 18, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by beer_guy_nc from North Carolina

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by maxdeusphallis from North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12 oz can into stout glass. Black as midnight in hell. Motor oil wants to grow up and be this beer.

Three finger dark tan brownish head. Beautiful lacing.

Deep dark aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, toffee.

Love the smell. I can smell the oatmeal. Smells like brown sugar mixed with burnt oatmeal.

Taste is awesome. Rich and thick. Roasted malt up front. Tastes like old Rasputin or Yeti but not quite as bitter. Deep roasted molasses and brown sugar - but not sweet. Hard to explain. Very complex flavors that I associate with chocolate, molasses, coffee but without the syrupy sweetness. The smoothness of the oatmeal comes through.

Sweet - but sweet without the sugar flavor. Leather tobacco.

The hops bitterness is perfect. The mouthfeel is silky. Thick - heavy mouthfeel. Very nice.

The alcohol is not discernible except for some heat in the chest (10.5 abv)

Wow... this is an awesome stout. It is on par with Bell's Expedition Stout - St. John the Baptist, Old Rasputin and Yeti.

The breweries in NC are top shelf. Do yourself a favor and try this beer.
Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by JW_WNC from North Carolina

Dec 26, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by walkinginplace from North Carolina

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Dec 07, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by woodchip from North Carolina

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Kaingers from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I don't review beers but this one is local to me and deserves to be recognized as one of the best IMP stouts in the State if not the East Coast. This brew got a face lift in 2015 when they increased the abv to 10.5%. Damn thing drinks like a 7 and has the complexity of a 13. My sample has been in the cellar next to his three buds for the last 9 months and it keeps on getting better. Keep up the good work RBC, see you all in the Fall for a re-stock
Aug 11, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by Chackman151 from Arizona

Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jul 15, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by Skellbop from New York

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by unclekeith from Alaska

Jun 13, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina

Jun 01, 2016
Rated: 4.81 by Smokemup from North Carolina

May 17, 2016
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oil pour. Black in color. Tan head.

Thick, rich, and roasted. Smooth, velvety feel to it. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Molasses and brown sugar.

Full bodied and creamy.

This is a very well done imperial stout. Up there with expedition. Would love to try this in the barrels.
Apr 26, 2016
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