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RATINGS: 738   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quetzolcotl (26) - - AUG 25, 2014
Well carbonated for style and ring of head persists. Aroma of dark chocolate and dark fruits with some cookie. Taste is pretty clean with balanced bitterness and is pretty smooth. For style I think there are better beers so not my fav but still good and worth trying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teromous (119) - - AUG 24, 2014
Appearance: Black body beneath a creamy brown head that fades to a light brown ring along the outside of the glass. Very little lacing. Aroma: It has a rich chocolate cookie aroma. It really reminds me of a chocolate cookie. Taste: It has a delicious rich but light roasted coffee flavor. There is a presence of dark chocolate as well, but it is very delicate and blends into the coffee-like flavor. It is important to note that while this beer maintains an ABV of 11.5% there is zero noticeable alcohol. Palate: It has a wonderfully full mouthfeel that just coats every nook can cranny with flavor and richness. It is fantastic. Zero astringency, zero harsh bitterness, and zero unpleasantness.. Overall: This is a fantastic beer. I will be buying it again if I can. I would highly recommend it to others who enjoy coffee or chocolate and don’t want any of the normally associated bitterness or harshness. It’s wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6858) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Great balance. I get the biscotti but it’s appropriately subtle. Heavy dark chocolate with some coffee and a ton of roast. Pours black good head and lacing. Very bitter finish with light hints of booze on finish. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8279) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood and vanilla. Thick mouthfeel with sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, light roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. 6/16/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate donuts and vanilla. The taste is chocolate donuts, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (2024) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Nice...like a cookie beer. Thick black pour. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Taste had more milk chocolate flavor but a nice malty and toffee backbone. Plenty of booze in there too. Heavy mouthfeel...great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (437) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
I open the bottle and pour a toasty-chocolate, thick, dark liquid into my glass and my nose follows a heavy vanilla accent in after it. The head, soft and dark, is speckled with even darker accents; the foam is almost insignificant and definitely short-lived. The creamy texture of this beer warrants a thought of dessert, but I could imagine pairing this with a tender lightly seasoned pork loin or a cool bowl of soft ice cream. The feel is a light carbonation, not as silky as it pours, but it definitely plays over your tongue. Boozy, but not overwhelming, and an experience I’ll look for again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (292) - - AUG 13, 2014
Sweet, creamy and decadent. Easy to drink yet very boozy. Strong caramel and chocolate throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1575) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, biscuit, soy sauce and coffee aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Slightly sweet with a chocolate and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murano (10) - - AUG 11, 2014
If I had to sum this beer up in a phrase, I would say, "Like sipping a dark chocolate coffee malt." The coffee notes come most strongly at the end. The mouthfeel was smooth as silk. This beer would go well with the beach, or the episode of I Love Lucy with the chocolates, or served at a 50s-themed diner (for obvious reasons). I should add that the bottle says it is an Imperial Stout, not an Imperial Porter, which is how ratebeer has labeled it.

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