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RATINGS: 739   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (571) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thin creme colored head. Maple booze aroma over mild carbonation. Flavors of caramel, bread, vanilla, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Nose is dark and milk chocolate and vanilla. Tastes adds some soy sauce and maybe cinnamon. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pours black with a fairly frothy brown head. nose is a rich mixture of coffee, dark chocolate, and a little vanilla. flavor is rich and somewhat creamy and favors a chocolate milkshake.alcohol is very well hidden. finish is long and sticky. very good Imperial Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Tap. Black with minimal head. Chocolate malt, medium sweetness. Hints of coffee. Incredibly smooth and well balanced. Light alcohol warmth. Likely the best stout I’ve ever had. Amazing stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (359) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016 A pillowy, well-laced dark mocha head on a jet black body. Nose features dark malt, coffee and a touch of chocolate and booze. The taste profile leads with sumptuous, rich chocolate fudge. Dark roast coffee, tobacco, biscuit malt, vanilla and caramel underpin the fudge. A hint of liquorice, brandy, oatmeal and a touch of cream work with the dense body and rich texture to create a cake-like, sustained mouth feel. Underneath all that is a hint of sourness. Lots of tastes and sensations but no rough edges. A great IS.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (346) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bomber from local liquor store. Pours jet black with good tan head. Aroma of chocolate and bread. Taste is Chocolate and alcohol. I don’t pick up any coffee personally.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (923) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Robe noire opaque avec un mince filet de mousse. Dentelle transparente à l’apparence huileuse. Arômes de chocolat aux noisettes, crème à la vanille, pâte à biscuits, cassonade, pain dorée bien cuit. Notes de café au lait, anis et sucre à la crème. Ça semble présager le diabète mais c’est surprenamment équilibré et sublime. J’ai l’impression d’avoir un gâteau liquide sous le nez. En bouche, chocolat fudge, vanille, crème fraîche. Saveurs également de biscuit Graham, noisettes, cappuccino et anis. Rondeur en bouche incroyable. C’est certes sucré, mais les saveurs se complètent dans un tout presque sans faille. Ce n’est pas d’une complexité à tout casser mais le mélange de saveurs et la sensation en bouche en font une bière dessert de qualité. À partager entre amis autour d’une fondue au chocolat.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
On tap @ What’s Brewing 15. Pours pitch black, with a small creamy mocha head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with biscuits, dark chocolate and lactose, as well as notes of wood and liquorice. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with tobacco, muscovado and cocoa, as well as liquorice vanilla and lactose. Lingering bitter malty notes in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfhennig (275) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2015
I want to thank Sharon for this one, thanks Sharon. Pours a thick, oily black with a nice frothy head, lots of clinging lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and heavily roasted malt. Flavor follows. This is terrific beer, a bit too sweet for an everyday beer, but certainly worthy of special occasions!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pitch black and completely opaque without even the slightest bit of lighter color. Two finger, dark mocha head that has good retention, only slowly settling into a thick, lasting ring. Splotches of soapy lacing left behind. Looks great! Deeply roasted dark malt aroma with perfectly roasted gourmet coffee beans, lactic cream, silky chocolate malt notes and subtle English biscuit/cookie in there. Deep roast but not acrid or burnt smelling with hints of charred toast, oatmeal, dark choose and espresso bean followed by bakers chocolate, caramel, toffee, lactic cream and biscuit. Full bodied and viscous with deeply roasted coffee bean and dark malt flavor. Dry and pretty bitter but never acrid or harsh wih lots of lactose and silky chocolate malt sweetness countering the roast. Excellent espresso bean flavor along with burnt toast, oatmeal and dark cacoa powder. Lactic cream toward the finish smoothing things out along with silky chocolate, fudge, bakers chocolate, toffee and caramel. Very complex and I can even pick up hints of licorice, English biscuit and dark fruit as it warms. Decent heat but the ABV is well masked making this beer very easy to drink. There’s a really great balance of roasted coffee and sweeter dessert-like notes which also help drinkability. Another impressive beer from Evil Twin.


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