Owd Mac's Imperial Stout | Free State Brewing Co.

Owd Mac's Imperial StoutOwd Mac's Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.16/5
53 Ratings
Owd Mac's Imperial StoutOwd Mac's Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This very special beer was brewed as a double strength imperial stout with an original gravity of 27.5P/ 1118. The hopping level is very hard to define. Though there are enough hops to achieve 100 IBUs in a smaller beer, this beer still has a distinct sweetness due to a high percentage of unfermentable sugars. After fermentation, this beer is aged in old whiskey barrels from the McCormick's bottling plant in Weston, MO, hence the name Owd Mac's ("owd" being a British regional colloquialism for old).

Added by marc77 on 01-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,331
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
53
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 27
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of PPOmaha
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma: caramel, vanilla, and barrel. Think caramel ice cream or caramel corn. No DMS, light diacetyl. Not a ton of roast is evident.

Appearance: dark brown with red copper highlights. Low off white head that dissipates quickly. No legs.

Taste: Burnt caramel and tannins, but pleasant. Vanilla and cream. Not much hop flavor. No DMS, no diacetyl. Roast is there in the finish not up front.

Mouthfeel: medium high body very creamy which adds significantly to the overall quality of this thing. Like a tiny bit lighter bcbs. Finish is med dry.

Overall: pretty damn good on tap, at least the 2013 version. Barrel/whiskey is balanced very well.

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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a '04 bottled by special request from Sam, who generously shared some Dark Lord Day.

Appearance-
Good dark black pour, with a copper yellow head.

Smell-
Raisins and plums, followed with the crispness of the stout.

Taste-
Definitely preserved fruits, plums of front and then raisins toward the end. There is a slight peppercorn to the whole deal as well.

Mouthfeel-
Thinner than I was expecting, not sure if it was due to age. The carbonation held up well though.

Overall-
Very pleased to try this one, and it did not disappoint.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of oline73
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the growler into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish brown color with a mild layer of off white head that doesn't stick around for long.

Smell: Roasted malt sweetness up front with some dark fruit, caramel, and a dark chocolate note.

Taste: More roast here than there was in the smell. You can taste the sugar here along with a dark fruit notes from the barrel. There is a strong bitter presence from the roast that reminds me of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit syrupy with lots of tingly carbonation and a really dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed the roasted malt/dark chocolate notes but I would say that the beer was only alright. I'd have it again.

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Owd Mac's Imperial Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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