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RATINGS: 783   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (900) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Can from Beltramo’s in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma of almond, amaretto, cherry vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Taste is almond biscotti with an amaretto espresso shot. Beautiful.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MuSanKitty (3) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2016 does not count
chocolate, coffee, brown, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, thick feel, bitter,

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1990) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4 oz. from pint can; from Old Town. Aroma: Big chocolate fudge with slightly lesser roast-centric coffee with vanilla creamer. Appearance: Black with a foamy tan head that settles into a wispy skin. Flavor: Chocolate and coffee tug o’ war up front with a vanilla liqueur-like thing going on thereafter; the finish lingers on with roast bitterness and booze. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Lots to ponder here, but ultimately I just didn’t enjoy this very much. Maybe I’m just not into these supremo stouts as much as I used to be. Jarring and unpleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1404) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Pours a jet black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate and some roast. Flavor is similar, but richer. There’s a touch of something else I can’t identify. Has a thick, smooth body. Sweet. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pint can. Pours black as the Knight’s Watch, brown head, not much staying power. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Flavor is a chunk of very alcohol-laden biscotti. Almond, vanilla. Dry, alcohol content is well hidden. At $4 a can to be enjoyed at home, this is entirely worth it, considering a shitty beer at a bar rarely is as cheap as $4. One of the best imperial stouts, and beers, I’ve ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Pours black with brown head. A strong vanilla, coffee, and roasted malts. A very strong and unique taste of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, and bourbon barrel. A strong sweet and roasted malt and vanilla aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2871) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
On tap and it was AWESOME Big aroma of roasted "something" (of course it is roasted malt but it felt like fresh ground coffee and some other charred elements). Taste is more roastiness but with a nice sweetness that keeps it all balanced. Really tastes like a biscotti. Really a big porter too, packing a nice alcohol warmth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (844) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Dark black color with light brown ring of a head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor have rich chocolates and and intense malts. Strong alcohol nose, but less of it in the flavor. Crazy flavor, very good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kurwileb (5) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste piana niska, ale trwala. W zapachu czuc slodycz i vanillie. Smak to glownie przyjna paczkowosc,wanillia czekolada,troszke kawy. Jeden z lepszych imperiali jakie probowalem, bardzo dobre piwko!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Draft at Row 34. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing in the glass. Solid roasted malt notes on the nose. A fair amount of hazelnut and bitter chocolate on the tongue. Hides it's booze well. Nice but I'm not sure it's an improvement of Biscotti Break. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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