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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
*from old note* Really really thick, oily IS with burnt/roasted coffee and lots of vanilla, and a little almond. Smell pretty much the same. One of the best IS i have every tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Black pour, brown head. Aroma of coffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Very sweet flavor of dark chocolate, espresso and cookies with a sweet finish. Full bodied. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fcjack1 (265) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap at the Red Hot. Black with thin tan head. Scent is dark chocolate, cherries and alcohol. Taste is cherry, some chocolate. Booze is covered pretty well. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a small lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, chocolate, and a sweet maltiness. Flavour consists of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, faint alcohol(super tame and we?ll hidden for an 11.5 percent beer),moderately sweet maltiness, mild-med bitterness and a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a small frothy brown head that dissipates into a nice ring that leaves lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa and alcohol with a delicious sweetness in the scent. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, espresso a d a good alcohol warming on the finish with some bitterness from the roasted malts to balance the sweetness and alcohol... Great imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Poured from a 2013 bottle into a snifter like motor oil. A thick minimal head. Aroma is roasted sweet dark chocolate. Flavor is reminds me of a minted caramelized marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate. Slight bitterness in the finish. Delectable bitter sweet. Did I say dark chocolate?? Carbonation minimal but adequate considering the style & age. Overall a well above average Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (951) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at the Tomato Bistro, Manayunk. Pours a super dark black with a little white lacing. Bitter, mineraly aroma. Mouthfeel is medium and actually kind of dry. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is interesting. Dry, minty, bready.... unique for this type of beer. No taste of the 11.5% abv. Solid but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (240) - - FEB 27, 2015
Chocolate on the nose with anise and vanilla. This is awesome. Big sips taste different than small sips and they are both just really really good. Sweeter on the small sips and a little boozy on bigger sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17271) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
Deutlich schokoladiger Antrunk mit leichten Vanillenoten. Das Bier bleibt auf diesem Level, etwas fruchtig, malzig trocken, rund. Gut! 12/12/12//12/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 21, 2015
Creamy deep tan head, two fingers in depth. This beer is pitch black in color. In the aroma I’m getting dark chocolate, coffee with caramel malt undertones. Initially I get a sweetness in the taste that I wasn’t expecting. I’m getting a strong vanilla presence along with coffee, molasses, pecans or almonds along with dark chocolate notes. It is kind of reminicient of an ice cream sundae, without being coyingly sweet. Another awesome beer from EvilTwin.

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