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MOA Brewing Company

MOA Brewing Company
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 10.2%
Certified Organic
Not Recommended

MOA Brewing Company
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Category: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 10.2%
Brown black color. Phenolic aromas of honey roasted dried tropical fruits, model glue and plastic, rubber cemented vinyl, and tape and acetone with a supple, finely carbonated, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, somewhat odd, swift pencil eraser and shavings, pine sap, and peppercorns finish. An aggressively oaky and phenolic barrel aged stout.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Funky & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted dried tropical fruits, model glue and plastic, rubber cemented vinyl, and tape and acetone
Taste Flavor: pencil eraser and shavings, pine sap, and peppercorns
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Not Enjoyable
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An aggressively oaky and phenolic barrel aged stout.

The Importer

St. Killian Importing Co., Inc.

The Importer
170 Market St
Everett, MA 02149
USA
1 617-410-3902

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel.

A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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Barrel Aged Imperial Stout