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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
The Roman Empire had a certain ďje ne sais quoiĒ 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 Ė thatís still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient Ė keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2942) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of malt and chocolate, very appealing. Totally opaque black/brown with a tan head that drops to a thin cover, a sheet of lace. Taste is deep roasted malt that turns over, making way for silky milk chocolate to push right through the palate to a creamy lightly bittered, lightly warmed finish. A terrific concoction, distressingly easy to drink. High recommendations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1780) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of coffee, sweet cocoa; rich, balanced flavour with noticeable alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2707) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear, very dark brown. Just about black, really. Halo of tight, tan coloured head. Dark chocolate. Bonfire toffee. Treacle. Marzipan on the final sniff. Taste is thick sweetness. Then robust, chocolatey, roast malt dry. Coffee bean bitterness, followed by an apricot kernel, tangy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11557) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2014
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph. Pours deep opaque black with a small, rather fizzy, beige head. Aroma has lovely dark chocolate, coffee, almonds and walnuts. Medium, fairly prickly carbonation, fine creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely, elegant, fairly sweet. Almonds, coffee, toasted caramel, light vinious. Lingering, chewy malty bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1472) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium creamy brown head that slowly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate with some roast, flowers and some tart fruit.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate with some roast coffee, vanilla, fruit and a fairly bitter finish. The alcohol is warming but not overbearing. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, itís OK. Too sweet and alcoholic for me. The floral fruitiness didnít mesh well with the roast chocolate to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
On tap at ōltorget, january 10th 2014. Black body, dark brown head. Nice looking! Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, fruit. Taste of licorice, coffee, chocolate and vanilla pastry. Pleasant bitterness with a nutty chocolate finish. Excellent body with a nice complex taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
From bottle. Dark, dark brown. Almoat no head. Nose is liquorice, mocha and hazelnut. Taste is high percent cacao, espresso, mild cherry, and an unplacable nuttiness. Bitter. Oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Appearance: Black. Creamy brown head. No lacing that I can see. Smell: Rich and delicious. Biscotti, I suppose. Coffee and chocolate laden. So much itís ridiculous. I donít get the alcohol one bit. Taste/feel: To be honest, reminds me quite a lot of their Imperial Doughnut Break, as it has that same sort of doughiness (though not quite to the same extent), but with more and better flavor. Great creamy feel with a mild/moderate mouthfeel. Quite sweet, but also a deep roasted flavor with some bitterness on the finish. A lot of alcohol warmth here that dries the mouth right up. The alcohol canít be tasted at all, but certainly felt. Incredibly good beer. $18 for a 22oz bottle is definitely a pretty hefty price, but itís also one hell of a hefty brew. A fantastic biscotti/dough/coffee/sweet nose that tastes almost just as good. A big beer thatís well worth trying. One of the best beers Iíve ever had, for sure. A bit on the sweeter side, but thatís to be expected from this beer, I think... but thatís just a nitpick. Buy this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2096) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
sample at Classic City Beer Fest. Thick dark brown pour with mocha head. Dark cocoa and thick coffee, with some dark fruits, nutty. Thick velvet mouth. Lovely and bold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (3112) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, hazelnuts and vanilla in aroma. Rich and strong. Very smooth mouthfeel. Milk chocolate with roasted coffee and vanilla in taste. Really nice tasting, the drinkability is really on a high level and no sign of the abv here. More on the bitter cocoa side towards the finish.

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