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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joelly3d (46) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours black with a small dark brown head. Tastes primarily of coffee and hints of ash. Not as sweet as the aroma would lead on. Definitely easy to drink and probably would be really great with biscotti. :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3730) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Smells like sweet brown sugar, coffee, chocolate. Tastes smooth, sweet, like caramel. Full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bomber. Pours nearly black with a creamy tan head and lots of lacing. Beautiful beer. Aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee, vanilla, almond. Flavor is all that plus some toffee, moderately sweet, mild roasty malt bitterness. Really does taste like a biscotti -- great dessert beer. Mouthfeel was creamy, rather thick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Torst. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, and caramel. Sweet chocolate taste with nice roasty notes. Creamy vanilla finish. The alcohol comes through. Great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Oh, what a pretty pour....Ink black with a 1-2 finger chestnut brown head. The nose is very nice for the most part, there is a touch of some weird chemical-y character in there. Nice coffee and chocolate component with some roast and a touch of booze. Rich chocolate in the flavor with a nice complimentary coffee character. Full body with a warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours moderately viscous and nearly opaque with a lively brown head. The aroma is straight up espresso with can sugar syrup. On the palate, it's bready and chocolate lot with a dry coffee finish. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
August 2012. 22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Flavors of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Very complex and balanced. One of the best imperial porters available.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Draft at Torst shared with Max and James. Pours blackish brown without much head. Aroma is amazing: huge coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is amazing coffee, chocolate, almond goodness. Delicious, like drinking dessert. There’s barely any bitterness here and the finish is incredibly smooth. Just terrific.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davey101 (747) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2013
22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Huge thanks to Atomicskis5 for the bottle! A - Pours a deep black body with two fingers worth of dense and creamy mocha foam. Crazy levels of lacing and retention here. Swirling the beer gets addictive it looks so damn good. S - Move over Southern Tier, there’s another brewery nailing the aromas of desserts! Roasted coffee beans, delicate french vanilla, and some almond nuttiness. Really digging the end of the nose as everything comes together so well. Smells like a god damn biscotti plus a cup of coffee. T - Lightly bitter roasted coffee beans. Smooth and rich french vanilla. Cocoa and toasted almonds on the finish. Less direct than the nose but very tasty and satisfying. Rich and decadent but not too overbearing. M - Rich and creamy. I was expecting something heavier and sweeter, not so. Alcohol sneaks in slightly on the aftertaste. O - Been waiting to try this beer for a long time, and although I was expecting something much different it did live up to the hype for me. This is a damn solid dessert beer. Just nails the biscotti + coffee motif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
22oz bottle purchased at Binnys Marcy... Pours a mostly solid black with auburn hues towards the edges with a very thin light beige head... Aroma of burnt toast, roast and tootsie roll chocolate, touches of cookie. Smooth and different... Flavors are more of the same with a semi-sweet focus with all the aforementioned aromas which come into play with more of an intensity. Semi-thick and smooth with adequate carbonation. Execute nicely.

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