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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
On tap at BeerCraft. Pours black with a brown head. Vanilla, almond, sugar initially then finishes with chocolate and coffee. Well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours Dark and black and thick with a thin dark tan head like Beer Geek Breakfast. Has dates, and Christmas cake nose. Soy sauce flavour on the back /top of my mouth. Big huge malts with dark chocolate and milk chocolate tones. Low roast coffee flavours, vanilla and dates, plums. multiple complexity with all kinds of delicious goodness..alcohol is so masked by the cornucopia of flavours that it is not apparent until you try and stand. Has wonderful earthy nature difficult to nail down. a fantastic beer definitely a competitor or "Evil Twin" to it’s MIkkeller counterpart. Simply delicious. Killer Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at Beercraft. Black with a rich light brown head. Iced coffee aroma, almond milk, cocoa, light roastiness, chocolate syrup. Add chocolate syrup to a vanilla almond milkshake and this is what you get.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bomber->snifter. Black with decent tan head. A: loads of coffee and chocolate. T: even more dark chocolate, and coffee. Smooth, not too sweet. Lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2079) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a very dark black like oil consistency, with minimal tan head. Cocoa, biscuit, roasted malt, and even a little vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice roasty note. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste is chocolate, sugar, espresso. Full body, creamy. Very nice dessert beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1468) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
On tap at alehouse. Black with tanned head. Smell is bitter chocolate and coffee and malt. Taste is heavy roasted malt body with finishing strong coffee bitterness. Dry with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oliodnb (597) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2014
Pours pitch black with a thick, foamy brown head. Smells of ripe dark fruits, light roasted malts, burnt sugar, some coffee. Very good rich taste of roasted malts, lots of coffee and chocolate, ripe fruits again. Full bodied, thick creamy mouthfeel. Some milky sweetness well balanced by the final bitterness. Finishes with a strong coffee aftertaste. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
23/V/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: 1/V/15 or I/5/15 (2014-527) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Pitch black beer, creamy beige to brown head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate upon opening the bottle, not really that much in the glass. Then mocha, lots of coffee, charcoal, caramel, bit sweet, vanilla, sugary, on warming up the chocolate is coming back. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, then very bitter coffee, some caramel, vanilla, sugary, milk chocolate, little hoppy. Aftertaste: bitter chocolate, mocha, coffee, cocoa powder, bit of vanilla, caramel, slightly hoppy, bit fruity, red berries, alcohol, bitter dry hoppy ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Aroma is chocolate, mocha, coffee, and sweet pastry. Taste is a deep malt profile with flavors similar to the aromas. The sweet chocolate character is dominant here. Not much hop character observed. Body is jet black with a brown bubbly head that retains fairly.

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