rlpeeler (85) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap black with dark beige foam. Taste is chocolate and coffee with chocolate much more so. Smooth with good body starts and finishes well with no hint of alcohol. A good beer but for to my taste a bit to sweet, evoking a faint hint of chocolate milk.
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very small sample at Olutexpo 2013, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Licorice, salt, sweetness, chocolate and roasted malts.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Arpoma of coffee, chocolate, roast, oily sautéed dark fruit, lots of nutty, toasty notes. Flavor is big on coffee, chocolate, roast nuts, nutty toffee, sweet dark fruits, dark caramel earthy notes and light leathery notes. Medium to heavy body, creamy to oily feel and light, but slightly sharp carbonation.
kambei70 (587) - - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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jahshuwuh (375) - USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color with a small bit of brown head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, roasted, a little smoke. Taste has a lot of chocolate, mocha. Also vanilla, with some hop bitter. Very sweet overall, but in a good way.
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vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Dark malts with some more strong sweet and light bitterness aromas. Flavor is much smoother than aroma would present, nice sweet flavor with some darker malt overtones.
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma. Chocolate, spice, roast, caramel, cocoa, some coffee, brown sugar. Flavour. Spice, roast, chocolate, liqourice, cocoa, brown sugar, light alcohol, herbs. Medium to full bdoied. Ends roasted bitter with a distinct coffee and chocolate touch. Light alcoholbite on lips and palate. Nice one, Jeppe.
rosenbergh (6662) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki, Finland.
Pitch black colour with a small tan head.
Roasted malt and perfume in the aroma.
Roasted malt, sweet caramel, coffee, ash and dryness in the flavour.
finol (2142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
A very rich and smooth, chocolate liqour like brew.
mjs (4543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Keg at OlutExpo 2013) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and liquorice. Palate was full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, sweetness, hops and bitterness. Afteraste was roasty and bitter. A very tasty and balanced imperial stout. A bit too sweet.