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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a gorgeous solid black with a caramel tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some burnt espresso, and caramel notes. Flavour is intensely roasted yet also sweet in the right places, with hints of vanilla and plum. An exact collision of mcberko and my favourite aspects of a good Imp. Stout...he likes them intensely roasted, I like them a little sweeter. Wow. This is viscous, rich, creamy, smooth, beautifully balanced, perfect carbonation. Yum! Poured lightly chilled - I bet it is more flavourful a tad warmer - if I can make it last long enough! Rare :P


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2267) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Huge body. Very dark with a brown head. Coffee and roast malt with a bit of nuts, cocoa, and licorice. Full and heavy, strong through the finish. Not to be taken lightly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
knasputte78 (562) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
Svart som natten. Trevlig doft och smak. En rejäl imp Stout som är lite kärv på slutet. Bra ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (952) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2016
From a tallboy into a snifter. Pours a deep dark brown. Very nice coffee aroma. Mouthfeel is actually light for a 12%er but that’s good. I don’t like too sweet or sticky of a stout. Just enough carb to keep it interesting. Taste is a real nice mix of the usual suspects, coffee, more coffee, vanilla, wood, brown sugar. Excellent beer and for a real nice price ~$5. I’ll grab a few of these next time I can. Looking forward to trying the Imperial Biscotti Break.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CyborgX (6) - THAILAND - SEP 29, 2016 does not count
A classic strong dark flavourful stout, all flavours nicely balanced, with chocolate and smokiness slighly the most dominent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AssKicker (229) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - SEP 28, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 Bue à la pression. Couleur noire profonde, mousse beige foncé qui fait le job, nez sur la maderistation. En bouche c?est complètement dingo. À donf sur le fruit sec, genre pruneau, raisin sec, cerise confite. Carbo juste ce qu?il faut pour le style, amertume faible. Notes de café en toute fin de bouche. Un tuerie !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
climberbob (439) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Can into stout glass. Enjoyed while Hillary thumps Trump during the first debate. Black w thick tan head. Velvet chocolate aroma w coffee vanilla bourbon notes. some mild metallic aroma notes in there too. Thick oily velvet mouthfeel. Dark Chocolate. Brilliant stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3739) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a nice thin white to off white almost tan finger’s worth of head. Dissipates at a nice pace. Lacing is spotty and thin. The aroma starts off with thick sweet and roasty chocolate fudge portions blending beautifully with roasted coffee beans. Sly vanilla. A touch of marshmallow. Dried sugars. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas to blend. Sweet blended touch of the sugars to the fudge to the cocoa in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body. Feels exceptionally smooth with barely any carbonation, but though lacking, still comes across extremely nice. Overall, really nice Imperial stout that I would have again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodbod (189) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Can from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a dense black with a deep tan. Nose: some treacly spice, some.heavy malt. Palate is creamy, tarry, heavy, sweet milky treacle-malt. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
szagi (114) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Tap. Pitch black, no head. Coffee, dark chocolate and dried plums in aroma. Taste is really sweet, a bit too much for a ris in my opinion. Overall nice beer, but too little roastiness and chocolate notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle at home.Pitch black colour with small brown head.Aroma is sticky and oily with flavors of coffee and dark bitter chocolate mild smoky and spicey with good full body and rich dry roasted flavor really nice.


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