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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Deep brown pour with tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, prunes, toast. Flavor has notes of mildly bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Corked bottle from Steamworks Liquor Store, Vancouver; vintage 2014, batch I14297-2, bb 10-2016, 2 years old
Pitch black color, brownish creamy head. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and coffee, in harmony. As I get rid of some carbonation and it gets warmer, the body gets stronger; very good dark chocolate flavor, with roasted nuts and a roasted malt component that doesn’t overwhelm the others.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (474) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2016
APPEARANCE- super black, light head. NOSE- raspberries! Surprisingly fruity for only being aged in whiskey barrels. FLAVOR- super roasty. Delicious. Most of the sip tastes like an amazing stout, sans whiskey. Slight whiskey burn at the end of the sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Cellared 2015 bottle with a Sept. 2017 BB date stamp; opened September 2016. Served in a Belgian snifter. Appearance: essentially black and opaque body with a semi-durable light tan head. Aroma: whisky and whisky barrels; black bread; alcohol; dark dried fruits; hints of vanilla. Flavor: bourbon and oak; molasses; less dark dried fruits and more chocolate than in the nose. Hints of vanilla, brown sugar and black bread. Lightly sweet, overall. Mouthfeel: very full, relatively thick body with alcohol warmth extending from the tongue downwards. Overall: quite nice but likely to improve with further aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Flaska från SB. 2014 vintage. Smak och doft av choklad, säd, brunt socker, vanilj, torkad frukt, fat som bourbon och whisky. Bra balans, rund och len, fin sötma. Lättdrucken med fina aromer som ligger kvar länge på tungan, mycket gott!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, whiskey, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3369) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
Flaska från SB. 2014 vintage. En relativt söt IS med mörkt socker, choklad, fudge, vanilj, torkad frukt och till det en ganska försiktig men också hyfsat komplex fatkaraktär med lite bourbon och fruktig whisky. Mycket gott och lättsippat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
A "one of a kind" when it comes to Imperial Stouts. I’m having troubles pinpointing exactly why that is, but I think a lot has to do with different types of barrel aging. I sense a lot of bourbon in this, and it makes it a really smooth drink. Sweet, with a slightly bitter, warming finish. Well balanced, not pitch black with heavy roasted malt and chocolate that you often find in this style of ale. Medium-low carbonation makes the palate really nice as well. Complex and awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2016
750ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014. Black with a medium size lasting tan head, good lacing. Vinous aroma with oak barrels, dark rum and bourbon also fruity sweet notes, plum, cherry, vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Creamy, sweet and chewy mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Sweet taste, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, honey, marshmallows and a lot of muscavado sugar. Bourbon, vinous and fruity taste also, figs, prune, plums and oats for sure. The bourbon taste is mild but present all the time, appears more in the finish along with the oak and woody taste. Too much on the sweet side, still complex with a great long pleasant warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (743) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2016
Totalmente negra, opaca, espuma marrom de boa formação e ótima persistência. No aroma o whisky é aparente mas bem inserido, álcool, malte torrado. Paladar de médio dulçor e amargor torrado. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Final tem mais de café torrado, whisky muito bem inserido, dulçor equilibrado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (693) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
bottle @ home. Pours almost black with a medium beige head that diminishes quite fast. Roasted, shigly vinous and alcoholic aroma with notes of dark chocolate, raisins, vanilla, whiskey, wood, salt licorice. Medium to big body. Roasted, dry taste with dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, red fruits, licorice, whiskey, wood, alcohol, rasins, plums. Lasting bitter and dry aftertaste.

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