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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
Aged 3 years. Unreal and smooth. Vanilla, coffee and big licorice. Robust and a touch sweet up front. Light vanilla and espresso. Oh my.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (73) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2016
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 Wonderfully dark in color with caramel, coffee, and chocolate rising from the glass. Slightly aggressive pour yielded a smattering of bubbles only and no lace left behind either. Dark fruits like figs and raisins hit the taste buds first followed quickly by a caramel, molasses sweetness. Coffee/roast join in as well as some baker?s chocolate. Moderately full bodied with the perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness blended together on the palate hiding the 11.5 abv quite nicely, plus a pleasant aftertaste as well. I?ve always found myself enjoying Evil Twin Imperial stouts and this is no exception. A bit pricey for me but well worth the try! Amazing!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dambor (339) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2016
Pours dark as hell with no head. Aroma: super complex aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark malt (the usual ris stuff) followed by a pleasant touch of liquor and vanilla. Taste: roasted malt, coffee, chocolate but in a balanced and at the same time bold mix. I taste some marshmallow. Absolutely no sign of the 12 ABV. World-class.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (639) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Poured from a bomber into a tulip: Pours greasy jet black with a small tan head. Aroma of sugar, molasses, little bit of cocoa. Taste is cloyingly sweet, glad I split it 4 ways. Nice roasted flavors, cookies, cocoa. Full body, just too sweet for my liking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from Belmont Station
Pitch black color with brown head, compact but not persistent. The aroma is wonderful; there are dark malts and dark chocolate, coffee truffle, fresh, floral. Good body strength, with very moderate residual sweetness; it has a very good flavor of dark chocolate, hints of coffee, and a strong dry liquorice presence that brings back memories of Danish beers such as Limfjords Porter; and then a touch of chili peppers.
Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black. Smooth palate. Not as sweet as I expected, but some sugar. Roasted malt solid beer, not nearly as sweet or rich as creme brulee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (730) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 19, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 11/02/2016. Pitch black colour with a small white head. Aroma has black chocolate, almond, nuts and vanilla. Taste has some malts, nuts toffee, vanilla and wood. Strong and dry aftertaste. Low carbonation. Next one please!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (637) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Draft tulip. Black with a light brown head and great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and toasted biscotti. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, licorice, and booze. Thick and somewhat hot. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8696) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Near black with an attractive tan head and acmarvelous treacle and coffee aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with some chocolate and a lot of coffee. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcox90 (1834) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Sampled @ Julio’s Liquors Port & Stout Fest. Poured black with a mocha head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, caramel with a hint of coffee. Sweet and thick on the tongue.


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