Arcadia Imperial Stout | Arcadia Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
466 Ratings
Arcadia Imperial StoutArcadia Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our extraordinary Imperial Stout is black as midnight with a rich, palate-warming mouth feel. It offers an alluring aroma of dark roasted malts and blackstrap molasses with a hint of smoke. The flavor features notes of coffee, bittersweet cocoa, black licorice and hints of prune. A generous addition of hops contributes to the complexity and balance, and gives the liquid a pleasantly astringent finish. With proper aging our Imperial Stout matures for up to four years. It is the winner of a prestigious Gold Medal for Bottle Conditioned Ale at the 2002 Real Ale Festival.

OG 1090; 59 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
280
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
38
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 280
Photo of mchegash
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.25/5
Pours an extremely dark brown, almost black, several fingers of dark tan head.

Smell - 4.25/5
Rich, chocolatey and roasty malts, faint hops. Boozy, almost bourbon-like.

Taste - 4.25/5
Again, rich chocolate and roasty malts, hints of smoke. Faints hops taste. A good amount of dark booziness.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Medium bodied. Creamy. Light amount of carbonation.

Overall - 4/5
Overall this is a tasty imperial stout, one that I would probably buy again.

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Photo of RichH55
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rockrob
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oldvines
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YetiMaas
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lanciloti
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No head. The aroma is incredibly pungent like rotten plums. Taste is a little thin and all that it gives me is a big sweetness at the end. Not much else going on here. Appreciate the chance to try it though.

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Photo of MNPikey
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beoirific
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of BeerNW
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of toppoop
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of ejmw
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Ohiovania
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%

2009 VIntage. Held up really well. Lots of burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Never had it fresh but was impressed by the way this one held up after 5 years. Cap had eatin up quite a bit of oxygen too.

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Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of grover37
4.1/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kenny400m
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gryphon69
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of swtchuck
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of needMIbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of HungarianCount
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of stooge
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Arcadia Imperial Stout from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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