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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Editors note: the first edition was brewed at Fanř Bryghus, Denmark for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011 and held 7.5% ABV.

Porter made with espresso, vanilla and toasted almonds for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011. Italy has a certain “je ne sais quoi” – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, and their soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia!
Malt beverage with almonds, vanilla beans and coffee added.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3645) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft @ Ebenezer’s. Tar black color with lasting beige head. The nose is so good it make me want to drink this with my Breakfast. Rich roasted malts, coffee with cream and almonds. Flavor is decadent. Thick chocolate, espresso beans, light hints of vanilla and burnt sugar. The body is imperial stout like and real full. Lingering roasted finish. Damn I could drink this every week. If I see bottles, I will purchase a few. Top tier coffee porter!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours dark dark dark with a bit of lighter head. Sweet aroma with hints of chocolate. Wonderfully sweet taste with grand stout flavors of chocolate and coffee. One of my favorites! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rerated - on tap at Bottle Revolution. Not as fabulous as previously noted. Something a big off on this now. Maybe the sweetness is overdone in this batch? Maybe with. Touch of bourbon this would earn back it’s greatness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1171) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at Bait Shop. A smooth, carafa and hops ris but with some lactose sweetness. Not actually that hoppy. Fairly biscuity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3255) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Draft at the Birch. That’s tasty. Rich porter with tons of coffee and dark baking chocolate. Absolutely no hint of the high ABV too. Very well made and goes down way too easy for this high gravity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1898) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Draught @ Cambridge House: This one pours an opaque, very dark brow color. It has about a finger of a light brown head on it. Suprisingly almost no lacing. The nose is good. Some coffee notes on top. Roasted malts, smokiness and chocolate round out the aroma. The taste is excellent. Coffee, some smokiness, toffee, rich chocolate, hints of dark fruits. Somewhat dry and no real sweetness to it. Extremely nice.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aenima (278) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
Great imperial porter! Really chicolately aroma almost coffee like. The taste is chocolatelty and hints of coffee. A little toasty background. Sligthly sweet but I like it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1035) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice light brown head that sticks around. The aroma is mostly malt, some toffee and dark burnt fruits. The taste is very well balanced. Some of the toffee and coffee play through. The malt is upfront and then gives in to the booziness of the beer. A nice porter, almost a stout in my mind.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
I wouldn’t like it if every imperial porter tasted like this (not that they could), but something this decadent is a real treat in moderation. A true dessert beer, chocolate, vanilla, creamy, rich, and dark. Delicious. Tried at the bier station in KC.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours a deep hazy brown with nice thick off white lacing. Aroma is pure dark chocolate, light coffee, roast and biscuit. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to thin with same notes plus a hint of almond.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. I am a fan of these delicious sweet stouts. Makes me want to actually have a biscotti break with this. Or just try the Imperial Biscotti Break. Probably both.


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