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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 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 (3882) - Lake Champlain, 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 (643) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at Cugino’s. It poured a thick black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roastiness, coffee and vanilla beans. The taste was of syrup and lots of vanilla in the backbone. It was heavy on the palate with lingering chocolate sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3513) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
Bomber. Solid chocolate nose. Pitch black. Powdered chocolate initial / some fumes / light chocolate in finish. Medium body .Medium body. Sweet, with a nice palate. But it’s fairly one-dimensional stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. Shiny pitch black with a lovely head. Meaty, chocolate, light smoke and cafe au lait, chocolate chip cookies, ovaltine. Sweet milk chocolate, chocolate milk, ovaltine,, cocoa. Cookies. Soft, silky body, a bit light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6741) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
22oz bottle. It pours deep black with a medium beige head. Roast, dark coffee nose with light hops and a final booze kick.. Roasty, herb-spice malt. Dry espresso, almond-nuttiness, yeasty. Really nicely put together. Chocolate mousse, or tiramisu. Bold and quite unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Fresh batch-bottle. Pours deep thick black with espresso crema ring. Nose is coffee, dark malts, milk chocolate, light soy and molasses, booze became overwhelming on the nose as it warmed. Full bodied. Stewed figs, coffee, vanilla, light nuts, with hot, burning finish. Bit overrated, but would like to try again, maybe on draft and colder.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Had on draft at APEX. This is an amazing imperial stout. Big rich chocolate character, rich fruits(raisin, prune,fig), creamy milk chocolate, roasted malts, I picked up a touch of mint in the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (912) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours an inky black with a big tan head that lingers. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, malt, wood, sugar. Huge taste, lots of black coffee and sugar, with malt, wood. Lingering sweet and bitter coffee-malt. Excellent.

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