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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Like India Pale Ale, the classic Imperial Stouts were originally brewed with high levels of alcohol and hops to withstand the rigors of a long sea journey, not to India but to Imperial Russia and the Baltic States. Our version is an over-the-top riff on the style, with a huge grain bill featuring several kinds of malted barley, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. Robust grain and coffee flavors are counterbalanced by date and plum notes from the Scottish yeast. To add extra complexity and depth, this Imperial Stout is made up of a blend of freshly brewed beer and several barrel-aged beers, carefully balanced. Za Vas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Tap on nitro. Black with one finger head. Big stout. Sweet with chocolate and dark fruit. Chocolate, vanilla. Solid complexity. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1373) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2015
bottle. 2015. coffee and dark fruits in aroma. licorice, dark fruit, roasted coffee and sweet chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2015
July 1, 2015. Bottle, 2013 vintage.
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is rounded roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, caramel, some whiskey notes. Taste is sweet toffee, dark berries, vanilla, milk chocolate, bitter roasted notes, some salty licorice and light charred wood. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle to sniffer aroma is a little mild coffee and hints of bourbon, taste is very sweet, vanilla and whisky mixes nice with the chocolate and roasted malts, mouth feel is very nice, really holds on to the tongue nicely, great stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, malt, and alcohol. Taste starts off with very bitter dark fruit. Lots of wood and chocolate. Nice toasted malt backbone. Lingering taste of bitter chocolate and cherries. The alcohol is very present. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Body is medium and decently carbonated. Tasty, but a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xebbe (146) - - MAY 15, 2015
En riktigt god Stout med en fin mörk färg. En god smak som man vill ha av en Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (382) - Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2015
I’m reviewing the 2014 version aged in whiskey barrels. Good strong aroma of whiskey, oak, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and leather. Appearance is just what a stout should be. Completely black with a light brown head that fades away to nothing relatively quickly. Taste is a big time rush of whiskey, dark chocolate and plum up front with a hoppy and slightly bitter finish. No booze burn although the smell was quite boozy. The palate is absolutely perfect and may be the star of the show. Thick and velvety, extremely well done by Boulevard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (367) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Black with big tan head. Nose is grainy, roast, booze, a bit of barrel. Taste is quite dark fruity, raisin and fig, I get some grains, a bit of barrel, it's a bit hot. This is more quad than RIS to me i think. It's pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (628) - - MAY 3, 2015
Draft. Aroma of milky coffee. Flavor is of sweet coffee, kind of like a Cuban-style cup. Obviously I’m in the minority here, but that level of sweetness in a stout, both in aroma and on my palette, isn’t my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at Julien’s Emptying The Closet Before Moving Back To Canada tasting, tfs Julien! With JulienHuxley, Caesar & Borresteijn. 2013 edition. Black color. Uneven brown head. Aroma’s of berries, sugar, some roast. Retronasal: roast, berries, sweetness, mocha. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted, berries. Strong alcohol feel. Medium bodied. Finishes with more roast. Nice, but not as good as anticipated.

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