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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Combined with its full-bodied richness, this symphony of flavors is what makes Imperial Stout the ultimate sipping beer. BJís brewers donít hold back in their interpretation of this classic style.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3142) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Draught in Dallas, Texas. Black pour with a medium tan head and rather clingy lacing. Aroma was roasted malt and coffee. Same for the flavour and the 8+ ABV was well hidden.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (892) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This reminded me of a milk stout. Roasted malt and woody aroma. Dark brown, like their porter, with a creamy white head. This had a nice palate with a smooth creamy texture and relatively low carbonation. Flavor was roasted and boozy with a hint of chocolate malt. Good and not too heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Full serving on tap at the Cincinnati location, with a nitro pour, complete with descending nitro particles. They kind of linger towards the top though, strangely. Finger of khaki head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Up front, I get a lot of dark fruit flavors in the aroma. tastes kind of English or European style, versus the assertive, bitter roasty American styles. A little bit of roast still, some dark chocolate, and coffee. Syrup, light molasses flavor. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick, sticky texture. Smooth, creamy, nitro texture to the carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, just a very light bite to it, but itís reasonable for 8.5%. Solid stout. Iíd prefer a bit less sweetness, though... (itís clear where the amped-up ABV comes from). A bit more earthy hop and roast flavors, less with the fruit please.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (582) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap - dark brown, a wall of lacing, smooth and creamy, some notes of chocolate and some coffee. Very smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (183) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2014
At BJs. Pours dark with a white head. Tastes light chocolate and very light and malty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3203) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
From a growler shared at home. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin tan head. Light licorice nose. Flavors of coffee, licorice and dark fruits. Medium bodied. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast, cola and dark.chocolate. flavor was similar, almost lactoy which OS weird for an impy. Overall better than expect.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (489) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at BJís in Fort Collins. Appearance: finger of thick creamy tan head, dark brown color, clear, great lacing. Aroma: chocolate, roast, molasses, very malty. Palate: full body, smooth creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Taste: sweet malt to even sweeter malt with light bitter finish. Overall, very nice palate, but maybe a little cloying for my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1903) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap 5 oz. sample at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Vienna (Tyson's Corner), VA. Opaque, near black with a creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, tart black cherries, blackberries, molasses and light citrus. A nice take on a classic Russian Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at BJís. Brown pour with a kaki head. Mild roasted malt aromas. Creamy with smooth roasted malt and caramel notes. Hints of toffee. Good body and mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Concealer (765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Tap at bjís. Clear dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is the same with some booze on the end. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy.


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