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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle from the Mane Liquor Male Sauna Club. Pours oily black with a creamy as fuck khaki head. Upfront aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, nuts and vanilla. Smells like a huge dessert. Flavours are immediate cocoa, followed by sweet nutty flavours and then a delayed espresso hit. Lingering coffee bitterness won’t even let me set the glass down, guzzler. Velvety mouthfeel, stellar beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with dark brown head. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, bitter, alcohol, and toffee. Has lasting bitter with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is excellent, hint of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Very smooth and nice boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2187) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Deep black with tannish head... Aroma of coffee, roasted malts... Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts, coffee... Sweet roasted malts initially, gives way to coffee bitterness... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (887) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
22 oz bottle - pours a deep murky brown with thin mocha head that dissipates quickly . Bitter coffee aromas with faint dark cocoa . Velvety texture . Milk and dark chocolate flavors , some coffee , even a hint of biscuity sweetness . Outstanding beer ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TychoJames (341) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2014 Flaska från systembolaget. Tjock svart vätska med lätt ljusbrunt skum. Doft av kaffe och vanilj. Trevlig smak av bitter mörk choklad, vanilj och kaffe. Tjock och härlig munkänsla. Väldigt trevlig öl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (528) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle to tulip. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing tan head. Nose is roast, malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Flavor is sweet at first with a bitter finish. Medium body, syrupy. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kopyr (11) - Oborniki Śl./Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Great RIS, potent, velvety, full of aromas - chocolate and Belgian pralines. Bitterness at medium high level. Very sweet, but not cloying. Smooth and thick at the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Pours black with tan head, aroma is sweet nutty notes and roast. Taste is big bitter up front with a kind of strange sweet alcohol finish, tasty though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7345) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, shared with a group of friends at Grippitis’ Christmas party. Hearty, viscous near black pour. Sweet chocolatey aroma, hazelnuts, coffee. Rich flavours of the same, dense, velvety. This is a massively rich treat, and as a dessert beer it succeeds beautifully. Immensely satisfying.

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