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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1348) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, caramel, chocolate and boozy. taste like aroma, bitterness from roasted malts, hop, caramel. medium body and carbonation. rather disappointed by this one :/ bottle 65cl

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2678) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from bottle, newer batch I believe, pours a very dark brown with a thick brown head, the aroma is of dark chocolate and roast with a little bit of coffee coming through too, the flavor has a touch of booze that comes through at first but then really mellows down, lots of dark chocolate and dark malt through out, thick mouthfeel, I can see why this stuff is so well liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: half finger red brown head, black color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: booze, chocolate, light raisin. Palate: soft carbonation, oily texture, light bitter. Taste: sweet malt into light coffee and dark chocolate, with a faint bitterness holding it all together. Overall, very smooth, booze hidden well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (400) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, black opaque body, skiff of toasted almond colored foam. Aroma is coffee, raisin, vanilla, black malt, nutty, warm spice. Flavor is cookie, vanilla, raisin, cherry, nutty, coffee, black malt. Starts sweet, finishes sour and bitter, with a saccharine like aftertaste. Body is rich, smooth, carbonation moderate, fine bubbles. I like this a little better cool than warm. Correcting this. Original rate was 8/8/14, entered under wrong beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1679) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Pour is jet black with a tight dark mahogany head. Nose is rich, dark roasted malts with chocolate cake batter, anise, cooked brown sugar, and a bit of residual sugar. Taste is also big, not overly sugary for the richness. Deeply roasted dark malts with rich cake batter and brown sugar. Full bodied, light bitterness lingers through a softly carbonated finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bellsman1991 (31) - - DEC 5, 2014
Amaaaazinnggg. Dark in color beautiful noose nice and creamy please try it it’s deff worth the momey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2179) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2014
November 7, 2014. Bottle. Pours black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is smooth milk chocolate, green coffee, almond, walnuts and caramel. Taste is medium sweet with milk chocolate and caramel, medium bitter coffee and roasted malt some green paprika notes. Finish is lasting bitter chocolate with some sweet biscuit notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1838) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bomber @ $16.99. Vanilla soft aroma with hints of mellow coffee and toast. Thick flavor but very smooth...as silk honestly. Burnt coffee, vanilla, hints of bread, cocoa, booze, and syrup. Dank!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3642) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Jet black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, nutty, speculoos. Bitter flavour, chocolate, bitter coffee, caramel, sweet notes. Finish speculoos, caramel, almond, roasted malts, vanilla.
(From 66cL bottle @ Procrastinated SpontanGent Tasting. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (887) - CROATIA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin mocha head; aroma is chocolate and some roast malt and coffee; taste is bittersweet coffee, roast malt, dark chocolate, and hints of vanilla and alcohol; has light bitter finish; very good porter

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