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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4736) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2014
I’m not a coffee fan, so didn’t think I’d like this.... I was wrong. Pours dark brown with a burnt orange head. The aroma has coffee, cream, chocolate, heavy roast and licorice. Everything was lush and rich with nothing dominating. It has a medium rich body with a nice amount of gentle carbonation. The flavor begins with dark chocolate, rich caramel, smooth toast, vanilla and earthiness. The finish bring out the coffee, but it’s part of the beer, not overwhelming. There is also some earthy hoppiness. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
Draft @Hoppy Loft. Bière d’un noire opaque au col mince persistant offrant un nez herbacé, agrémenté d’effluves de malt fortement torréfié, de mélasse, de poudre de cacao (levure?), avec une pointe de céréales grillées. En bouche, le breuvage est fort moelleux et légèrement onctueux sur des notes sirupeuse moyennes tirant vers le lacté et finissant avec un arrière goût amérisé astringent moyen qui assèche la langue. Palais moyennement gras. Dommage que l’alcool reste prépondérante et tape un peu (dixit le gars au bar), et que tous les arômes arrivent à l’avant et s’estompent assez vite pour rester avec ce goût de café fort légèrement acide, en plus de l’alcool. En fin compte, je reste avec une dégustation en deux temps : mais c’est aussi ça un Porter, je suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7887) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
Draft @ Hoppy Loft. Brune foncée, col moka laissant un doré sur le verre. Arôme est profond malté, grillé, note de café et un léger rétro-nasal biscuité. Palais est fort sur le côté café et pas mal de note torréfiée. Alcool ressort bien, sorte de note lactose avec un biscuité bien présent. Léger chocolaté, pointe houblonnée en fin de bouche procurant de belles notes épicées. Le tout reste épais et complexe avec une dominance incontestable des malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Delicious dark brown full bodied stout. Sweet aroma and taste of caramel. Dark town brown head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Aroma is dark chocolate, dark malts, earthy notes and a hint of fruit. The flavor is dark fruit, earthy malts, chocolate/dark chocolate, a hint of citrus, coffee and a big acidic finish. The alcohol was relatively hidden, this was very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap. From notes. A: Chalky black, thick mocha heads, and leggy. N: Malted milk, chocolate, and cocoa. Vanilla, caramel, touch of coffee. T: So much chocolate here and some evening elements, but this is very sweet, albeit not cloying. M: Thick, treacly, sticky. O: Really good I’d had this before, but it wasn’t nearly as enjoyable. Would buy a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Black pour with a light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is similar, really nice balance between them too. Sweet, but not too sweet, and delicious. Abv is completely hidden as well. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Appearance is pitch black with a thin off white head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, honey, vanilla, and booze. Full body low carbonation. Overall very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2781) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Rcvd in a trade, best before 2015; into a tulip, appearance is a pitch black colored body with a tan slim half finger of a head that ends up concaving into the body after a good minute; the smell has strong bourbon bourbon notes up front, light vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans; the taste is sweet through the bourbon notes, dark chocolate and then gets slightly balanced with the roasted coffee bean flavoring; coffee beans make a stronger presence in the aftertaste than the bourbon does; dry roasty finish; not that easy on the palate - this bad boy is more a sipper; carbonation is actually fairly smooth and is pretty good for the style and for me; overall I say this is a pretty good Double Stout that I would have again, not sure if I like this as much as everybody else, but I will say its solid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackflag321 (565) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Shared bomber, pint glasses. Opaque, brown/black. Big, fine chocolate-colored head; I enjoyed just looking at this beer. Aroma: coffee, chocolate, malt. Taste: coffee, milk chocolate, malt. Palate: creamy smooth, luscious. Great beer I enjoyed watching the blizzard and playoff football on a Sunday afternoon.

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