Moat Imperial Stout | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
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90 Ratings
Moat Imperial StoutMoat Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
moatmountain.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version of this classic export ale. We started with copious amounts of 2-row malt as well as imported roast, chocolate and black malts. Our hop bill of Chinook, Williamette and EK Goldings was also increased this year. With these changes, we anticipate an extended period of maturation and a longer window of peak flavor in the cellar. Look for this when we have the shortest daylight of the year!

Added by MrMonkey on 03-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Billolick
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can...12/07/16 stamped on the bottom.

The pour here is very dark and stout like, dark mocha cap, resolves to a thicker film. extensive sheeting and strands of thicker lacing.

Black coffee and dark chocolate on the nose.

Super smooth and dangerously easy drinking.

Big, bold, complex, tasty and highly worthy brew....more big and meaty notes of dark coffee and dark chocolate....delicious and well worth seeking out...go get some..very hi quality Impy stout in a can...

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.88/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a pitch black, with a cinnamon brown head.
S: Dark malts galore. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, piney hops.
T: Tons of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a slightly bitter pine finish.
F: Slightly viscous, fairly chewy.
O: This is a really well done RIS. Glad to be seeing some of these guys' stuff in cans around here.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Woodstock Inn Brewery snifter at near room temperature canned on 11/23/16. Pours a beautiful dark almost completely black, with a nice 2 inch light brown head that leaves behind massive lace.

Smell is cocoa powder, coffee beans, vanilla, Worthers caramel, and toffee.

Taste follows cocoa butter, coffee, vanilla bean, caramel, biscuit, and toffee.

Mouthfeel is near large and creamy, moderate carbonation, pretty dry, and really nice drinkability.

Overall this is fun to watch, I have been drinking this brewery for years at the brewery. Now they are canning and they are getting better and better at brewing. Excellent food at the brewery. Another great beer from them recently, really getting good!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthowland
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up while in Conway, drank while Catherine the great. Looks thick and heavy with with an merry tan ring of retention. Smells like roast malt and black jelly bean sugar shell coating. Taste is fairly light on the roast and thus a bit too sweet.

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Photo of Oldejoe
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks. Very dark brown, medium heat of a medium tan.
Smell. Earthy coffee, light-leathery molasses, somewhat sweet caramel, a tad of pungency.
Taste. A bit of malts, but stronger on the toasted, dry hops, though more on the dry and toast than the hoppiness.
Feel. Rather full bodied, a chewy mouthful, little bit puckery.
Overall. I like the mouthfeel and the bouquet definitely opened up nicely; but I prefer the sweet stouts more than the dry stouts.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a pint right now at the Nashua Garden... $4.00 during Happy Hour...

Pours a deep, dense brown. Head is mocha colored and fine but quite thin. Lacing on the glass is solid. Smells like chocolate with some espresso. Has a standard medium body, and it is rather smooth.

Flavor starts with light sweetness, with more choco and some cocoa. Also has some roasty notes and a hint of dark fruit, plus some floral hopping in the finish. Not bad, but fairly simple, all in all. Prosit!

3.81/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1807

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Photo of kculrich
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can dated 12/30/15.

Pours deepest-black with a modest soft and creamy head. OK retention, a nice, scant scum of suds, and some good sticky lacing.

Smells of old, cold coffee, black licorice, and lacquer thinner.

Perked coffee and molasses, baking chocolate and charred malt, old straw and raisins soaked in kirsch. The mysterious solvent smell in the nose resolves itself as a slight boozy burn in the gullet.

Abundantly carbonated and smooth drinking but, perhaps, just a little too sticky.

Not unpleasant but definitely a one-and-done beverage.

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Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tekstr1der
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark, near black with quickly disappearing tan head leaving it naked on top. At least this allows the rich roasted aroma to come through in force. Flavor has some nice roast with hints of chocolate up front, and a very smooth mouthfeel, but is followed by a slightly astringent finish which detracts - it makes me take another sip, but for the wrong reason.

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Photo of smanson56
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the restaurant today after hiking Mt. Washington in 60mph winds and a driving rain. This was surely the high point of the day. Nice roasted malts and a very smooth mouth feel. This was good enough that I brought home a growler to enjoy over the weekend.

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Photo of dfecteau
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jebrew
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ystazi
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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