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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6564) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Bottle and draft. Pours very dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roast, coffee, chocolate, a subtle nutty character. Big flavor, smooth drinking, over the top for a porter even the Imperial variety.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bgb1991 (127) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Hazlenut, alcoholic, coffee aroma. So god damn amazing. Beautiful lour like melted chocolate. Smooth hazlenut and warm alcohol taste. A bit of sweet malt but doesnt last long as roasted notes take over. A bit on the alcoholic side, makes for a warm beer. Near perfect beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenDV138 (2734) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle poured into a Belgian tulip. Pours a thick motor oil consistency, jet black color with half an inch of tan head. Head fades quickly into a ring around the glass. Not really any lacing. Aromas of coffee, cinnamon, dark chocolate, caramel, espresso beans. Great nose. Tasting notes of roasted coffee, slight burnt coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee bitterness. Full body with a sticky dry finish. Pretty smooth for 11.5%.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (8923) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
200ml glass, 11.5 % abv, from the tap menu at Crowbar. Jet black body. Faint tan coloured head, good lacing. Oak vanilla on the nose, hints of coffee and chocolate as well. Vanilla ice cream to the taste buds offset by roasted chocolate. Full bodied, velvety and smooth in the mouth with warming alcohol down the swallow. Almost top-notch (Oslo 12.02.2014).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (256) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I was very impressed by this beer. It was the first I’ve ever had from Evil Twin; I will be looking for them more in the future. The aroma is unique - the coffee smell is subdued (unlike many other coffee stouts) and it implies the beer will be sweeter than it actually is. Pours a shade above pitch black with a quickly receding brownish head. The taste is vanilla, some creamy coffee, bitterness doesn’t come through until the end and even then it is less than one would expect considering it has to conceal 11.5 ABV. Some alcohol comes through in the aftertaste, but isn’t that what you want from an Imperial Stout? I found that this beer tastes better and more complex at a cooler temperature than other stouts - don’t leave it out of the fridge too long. The mouthfeel is by far the best thing about this beer. This may be sacrilege, but it’s the silkiest feeling beer I’ve had besides Bourbon County Stout. Highly recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop. Black in color with nice dark chocolaty colored head. Head dissipated fairly quickly into a thin collar. Aroma is of hazelnut and a little bit of chestnut as well. Dark roasted malt and some sweet molasses too. Taste is nice and nutty as well. Sweet for a stout without being overly sweet. Nice molasses flavor along with the nuttiness. Silty mouthfeel and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gamin (130) - Brockport, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Chocolate and alcohol in the aroma. Deep dark color with a fluffy chocolate milk head. It tastes sweet and smooth with a bit of an alcohol burn. Overall a strong beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Aries (14) - Verona, ITALY - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle arrived thanks to my friend Federico Corbelli Portal Beer. The aroma and taste are amazing, really reminds own cookies this beer seem to remember the recipe for Grandma’s cookies when immersed in the mixture of coffee and liquor to prepare tiramisu cake. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 11, 2014
22oz bottle pours slick dark brown with a finger of tan head. Nose is coffee, chocolate cake, roasty almond, vanilla, some booze as it warms. Taste is coffee, brownie batter, chocolate cake, truffle, vanilla, a little slick. Finish is sweet brownies and chocolate, mild coffee, vanilla. Tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5026) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at Crowbar. Almost black with a creamy light brown head. Complex nose of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, marcipane. Continues to impress in the mouth with good coffee roast offsetting sweetness from chocolate and marcipane. Hints of milky oats. Great night cap.


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