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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
The Roman Empire had a certain “je ne sais quoi” festive food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen – that’s still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient – keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (1458) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
An awesome imperial stout. Pours a deep creamy black with a tan head. Smells of milk and vanilla, with some mocha and caramel. Taste is slightly hoppy upfront, which is quickly smoothed out by the vanilla and milk. Finishes sweet and smooth, with a great lip-licking aftertaste. Compared to the doughnut break, this one is less imperial. More milk and vanilla, and smoother overall, but a bit less complex. More of an easy drinker, and hides the alcohol a bit better. Had in the bottle in Nova Scotia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On a ROLL, another fine one by ET. I’m back at the rating game... at least for a little bit longer.... Pours dark brown to black, strong chocolate colored head, although it dissipates fairly quickly to a nice ring but with only average lacing for the style. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, some dog food grains (in a sort of good way), vanilla. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, milk, dark fruits, licorice, caramel, toffee, lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel full to slightly sticky, residual grainy powdery feel too. Low carbonation. YUM! Woo, hoo, ET!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (702) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 15, 2014
Sweet on nose and overall flavored, on nose hints of milk chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon. Soft textured, sweet taste with minimal to light bitter. Light to none hops touch, compared with Bible Belt, this brew is like dark malts lemonade. But thick, close to full bodied, enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours out very dark brown with a good amount of head. No real retention, however. Aroma has all kinds of influences. Chocolate, coffee, molasses and nuts are all vying for attention. Taste is sweet, thick and oily with many of those elements breaking through again. Some excellent flavours but the whole thing just didn’t seem to coalesce for me. Still very impressive though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (8958) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of licorice, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel , nuts and vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - JUL 7, 2014
Feels more like imperial stout thou. Very fancy nose, quite intense vanilla, molasses, roasted malts, delicate cocoa, choco, bit licorice. Awesome beer, but comparing with Bible belt, feels bit thin. THou if you dont compare.. its awesome anyways Sweetish with light bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (5043) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - pours black with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, light burntness, caramel, chocolate, nuances of vanilla on the palate, lovely balance of light roasted bitterness and smooth sweetness. Immense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vthesiren (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
22 oz bomber. Poured nearly black, very little head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and even a bit of almond (though that might’ve been the power of suggestion). Taste was malty, notes of dark fruits - surprisingly didn’t get many coffee notes. Heavy on the palate. A very good stout, glad I got to try it. Extremely drinkable for its high ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Good times - bottle from the Nova, strong coffee and notes of nutty darkness abound.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhasmonek (38) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 Wow. Such depth. I would never guess the 11.5% alcohol. Sweet, cookie flavor with a slight cherry finish. Awesome.

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