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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8701) - TromsÝ, - DEC 29, 2012
Vintage 2011, 10 % abv, kept in the cellar after buying a 330ml bottle at ōlbutikken, Copenhagen over a year ago. Almost jet black body with a deep brownish shade. Dense, rocky fawn-coloured head reduced to a patchy layer. Smell of earth and dark chocolate malts added by a smooth hoppy twist. Fine blended taste of dark chocolate, burned sugar, grain and a drop of vanilla. Roasted bitter endnotes with a hint of coffeee far behind. Dry and soft on the swallow. Masked alcohol and surprisingly easy to drink. Enjoying (TromsÝ, 28.12.2012).


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (252) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Aromat: czekolada (!), kawa, akcenty whisky, szlachetny alkohol Smak: gęsty czekoladowo - kawowy likier z genialnym alkoholowym grzaniem i delikatnymi akcentami whisky w tle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1941) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Lovely toffee and marzipan aroma. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Big heavy chocolate taste with espresso notes and smooth roasted elements. Very much enjoyed this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from The Bottle Shop London and drunk at home. Black beer lasting tan head. Big chocolate aroma, some booze too. In the mouth itís mostly chocolate and alcohol. I mean itís not overly subtle or complex. Itís a big roast chocolate beer. Has a shade of Speyside whisky to the aroma. Itís big. Bold. Bit too boozy for me I think. Itís a sipper and as I read my book itís a good beer to have a sip of from time to time, but not really my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (214) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Solid stout. Rich roast, dark chocolate, nice hopping. Lingering finish. Well made.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8461) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thin beige foam. Aromas are earthy coffee with dark toffee and soy sauce. Raisins with chocolate and marzipan alcohol. Blackberries with woody yeast. Flavours are sweet chocolate with rich, smooth coffee and a light smokiness. Slick oily and slightly meaty with a spicy, peppery alcohol finish. Hints of vegetable fat. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (160) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2015
Pours a thick black beer with a big dark brown fine head. Smells dark malts, chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Tastes malt bitter. Leaves a bitter palate, big mouth feel and clear touch of alcohol. Really intense imperial stout!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2012) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
This is a really nice imperial stout.. Very decadent. Another winner by evil twin. Pours black with lots of head.. Thick. Aromas are sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, strawberry milk, dark fruit. Flavors are cocoa, cream, dark fruit, red berries.. But not too sweet.. This is damn good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (908) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Aromas of roasted malts, liquid yeast, roasted chocolate, coffee oils and subtle vanilla. Appears black with a thin brown foam. Taste is extremely roast forward with notes of chocolate, toffee, dry roasted coffee, dark roasted malts, burnt caramel, earthy charcoal and fudge brownie. Overall, this is a very solid imperial stout mostly dominated by roast characteristics. Finishes boozy with more dark chocolate roast. B+ rating.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lachneger (352) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Donker zwart kleurig bier met een koffie crème kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak ouderwetse salmiak en espresso koffie. Super goed biertje

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6292) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Backlogged rating (Naked Lunch); Bottle and served in snifter. Pours a very deep brown with a long lasting creamy tan head and very good lace. The beer is smoothy sweet with lots of mocha and caramel notes slightly balanced by moderate roast and char. Some dark fruits and a touch of earthy tobacco notes too. The aroma is a tad weaker than the flavor profile and the ashy finish is a bit distracting but overall a darn solid no thrills Imperial.


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