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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 14, 2013
Have had this beer on tap and in a bomber a few times now and would certainly recommend seeking this out on draft if you have a chance. This beer pours and has the appearance of oil with great flavors of mocha, chocolate roasted malt, coffee, and almond. Every time I have this beer it seems like I get another facet of its complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
italarican (1500) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at Torst. Pours an oily black with medium khaki head. Aroma is full of milk and dark chocolates with nutty and cookie notes. Decadent flavor of milk and dark chocolates with shortbread cookies. Heavy nutty flavor but not of the roasted or toasted variety. This is dessert, pure chocolate, cookie, and nuts without any coffee getting in the way. A masterpiece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (545) - Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampler..wow sums this up..didn’t really have much but this is extremely aromatic..flavorful and remarkably smooth..no trace of the abv..but that catches up quickly..excellent..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
A- good black viscous pour with a deep tan head that starts at a finger and then thins to a clingy ring. Mild but not overwhelming lacing. S- aromas are amazing. Amaretto is present, coupled with coffee, mocha, almond, dry earthiness, marshmallow, chocolate frosting, tar, roasted malts and anise. Some mustiness. M- oily yet in some ways creamy palate with mild carbonation that intensifies towards the end. Body is somewhat mild as well. T- begins rather light with faint tangy chocolate and espresso. Gains presence with malts, marshmallow creme, alcohol, anise and almond in the middle. Ending is relatively quick with a sharp drop off to anise, smooth chocolate and coffee ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3873) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2013
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Taste is extremely smooth. Tastes like awesome chocolate milk. Vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, other spices. Alcohol all too well covered. The bartender accidentally gave me two of these; they got me crunk by the end. Swank. I am excited to try the Decicco version that they have on deck.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Finally found a bottle of this. Pours oily black with a small very dark head. Aroma is insane. Maple syrup, coffee, toffey, amaretto, almonds, vanilla, an abundance of roasted malts, a small presence of hops as well. It has it all, and it’s very balanced. Tastes amazing as well. Heavy mouthfeel, all these sweet notes of syrup, amaretto, almonds - and the malt profile finds a beautiful balance to this. Often in beers like this, brewers balance the sweetness with too much too roasted malts. This is done right! Just the right amount of heavy roast to compliment and not overpower. This truly lives up to my high expectations. Good job!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bomber. Black with a creamy mocha head. Chocolate, dry cookie and coffee grinds that are remeniscient of expresso and biscotti, sweet and semi roasted malts, some marshmellow. Full body, moderate to mild carbonation, slightly bitter but smooth, becomes dry with a lot of chocolate, some alochol and more malts on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (775) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
Pour is almost pitch black, with a small and long-lasting tan head.. Aroma is packed with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts and licorice.. the taste is pretty sweet, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.. semi-full body, with a semi-flat carbonation..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5342) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Connecticut Ave Liquor. The pour’s deep brown with a thick, tight deep tan head. Pretty, pretty, pretty good looking beer. The nose is sweet, earthy. Plenty of roasted hazelnut. Coffee. Pain au chocolate. Nougat. Rocky road ice cream. Cocoa. The taste is nicely balanced. Bitter coffee and charred wood dryness is offset by sweet chocolate and toffee flavors. Kinder bueno, nougat, and vanilla accents. Mild cinnamon spiciness. Oily, full on the palate. Light carbonation. Effortlessly drinkable considering the chunky ABV. Overall, damn impressive. A beer that exceeded my expectations. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (12444) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Tap @ Tre Små Rum, Gothenburg. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily, soft and smooth. 260713

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