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RATINGS: 622   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep black color porter with a medium size dirty brown color head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt notes with some light caramel with some vanilla and Italian cookie notes. Taste is also dominated by chocolate malt notes with some vanilla and Italian biscuit notes with light dry roasted malt notes. Body is quite full with light creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very impressive amount of complexity while retaining a good level of drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2130) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2013
On tap @ Haket. dark brown with a heavy brown head. Malty with toffee tones. Malt, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Full body with a very nice, bitter sweet finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a beige head. Coffee, vanilla, cocoa, almond, cookies and chocolate aroma. Vanilla, coffee, almond and roasted malt flavour. I love this beer :-)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pourer from bottle. Black pour with tan head. Oily and thick. Chocolate and cocoa flavor. Damn good

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4025) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aroma is a rich, wonderful combination of coffee and raisinets. Cola brown, thin beige head, legs. Coffee dominated flavor, raisins and soil underneath. Lighter body than expected given its viscosity. A little boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1431) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bomber. F the dago Romans and their dam biscotti. Exercise suit wearing no show job sittin Jersey Momo’s. Oh....this isnt the Sopranos...I digress. Bottle supplied by Art the momo of train tracks. Enjoyed during mindless movie Friday. A slick black that has no intitial head after pour, but which appears ten seconds later in an eruption from the bottom of the glass. Mellowed coffee seeps into palate after I was looking for the elephants. Red Wedding!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt, large chocolate, abv, and burnt coffee. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, abv, and a peppery flavor. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours like old motor oil, solid black and viscous, with little to no head. The aroma is abusive, overpoweringly heavy with sweet milk chocolate and alcohol. This drinks with a full-on, heavy syrup consistency, not far off from a batch of over-strongly-made chocolate milk. The 11.5% is well obscured, but the heaviness of this beer hints at the gravity of it, and I must remind myself to go slowly. Wow. (#5048, 6/5/2013)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5579) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Bisquity and chocolatey raosted malt aroma, some salty notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4125) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee, floral hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same, with a nice blend of everything but a little harsh. Smooth to thicker texture. A good beer, but could be a little more refined.


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