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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (426) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bomber into tasting glass (although I had half the bomber). Anise prominent where otherwise there is mostly pleasant chocolate coffee smell/taste. Aroma slightly muted. This beer seems to reach parts of the tongue that other beers miss. Creamy but slightly thin, beautiful bubbly tan head. Liked it slightly better when I had it on tap recently but a fine stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajnepple (5053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at Tap and Handle. Black appearance with a light brown head. Dark malts, chocolate, coffee, roast, light vanilla and light earthy/woody notes. Full bodied. Amazing, an excellent sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2042) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle shared @ home from Brewberry, Paris - FR. Color: dark black oily beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: coffee domination with roasted malt, black bread notes, licorice and vanilla. Very expressive beer ! Taste: oily sensation on mouth with vanilla and coffee taste very intensive. Roasted malt finish. Aftertaste: barrel aged sensation with coffee, licorice intensive finish. Great beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
660ml bottle, deep dark abyssal black color, with a thick creamy dark tan-colored head. Very nice brownie, chocolate bran muffin, mocha, dark coffee, chocolate truffle, cocoa, semi-sweet chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate pie nose, with some molasses, chocolate liquor, café laté, chocolate pie burnt crust, mild roasted coffee bean accents, and a sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, caramel, bread malty, burnt marshmallow, mint chocolate note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth smooth velvety sweet dark bitter chocolate, chocolate truffle, molasses, chocolate coated fruity blackberry, blackcurrant, mild sweet black coffee, cocoa, chocolate wafer character, with some sweet black, roasted, chocolate, toasted, caramel, wheat malty, burnt chocolate pie crust, chocolate syrup, cappuccino, café laté, vanilla, burnt chocolate bran muffin, mild roasted coffee bean flavours, leading towards a warming sweet dark chocolate, chocolate liquor, bitter chocolate baking bar, soft black coffee, lingering sweet mellow roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, caramel, oat maltiness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (421) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Pour is dark brown, near black, one finger tan head, fades to lacing/ring. Aromas of cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of booze. Taste is smooth and rich. Nice full-bodied mouthfeel without getting syrupy. Dry cocoa, vanilla wafer, bitter coffee, dark roast and some lingering booze...well hidden for the most part. Nice beer....more of a stout than an Imperial Porter, but whatever you call it, it’s good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Gene. Really awesome stout. Was worried it would be overly sweet like some other "flavored" stouts, but this was all within bounds. There was plenty of malty sweetness but it was well balanced and delcious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (47) - Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber to snifter. Thick pour, jet black, thin tan head that dissipates fast. Aroma is bold, sweet, raisin. Full body, creamy smooth, taste is roast, chocolate, molasses, coffee finish. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2630) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
From notes. Tasted in early 2013 from a capped bomber bottle at SvT’s house. Pours super thick absolute black with an average brown head that leaves thin lace. The nose is super roasted with tons of coffee, vanilla cookie, molasses, and espresso. The flavor is super dry with more bitterness but all of the vanilla, molasses, and coffee from the nose. The body is massively full and creamy with average carbonation and a super long roasted bitter coffee with a hint of vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (348) - - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Sweet notes of syrup, bready malts. Review from memory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber served in a snifter at room temperature. Best before 2015. Pours pitch black with a short light brown head. Great nose of coffee grounds, dark chocolate covered cherries, caramel, bread and a hint of smoke. Medium plus sweet flavor that shows roasty bitterness. Full body, thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long roasted finish propelled by a lingering heat. Oak would add complexity, but I like this one as is. Top shelf.

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