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RATINGS: 765   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Connecticut Ave Liquor. The pour’s deep brown with a thick, tight deep tan head. Pretty, pretty, pretty good looking beer. The nose is sweet, earthy. Plenty of roasted hazelnut. Coffee. Pain au chocolate. Nougat. Rocky road ice cream. Cocoa. The taste is nicely balanced. Bitter coffee and charred wood dryness is offset by sweet chocolate and toffee flavors. Kinder bueno, nougat, and vanilla accents. Mild cinnamon spiciness. Oily, full on the palate. Light carbonation. Effortlessly drinkable considering the chunky ABV. Overall, damn impressive. A beer that exceeded my expectations. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (17004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Tap @ Tre Små Rum, Gothenburg. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily, soft and smooth. 260713

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Deep, dark, brown pour. Overt chocolate syrup aromas and flavors, with layers of sweet rice crisps! Chocolate wafers!!! Low carbonation, with full, plush, luxurious palate. A dessert beer for sure. Great balance for size. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle, thanks Paul. Black with tan head. Aroma of biscotti...licorice, roasty, dark fruits. Taste of dark fruits, prune, plums, licorice, molasses, chocolate. Thick and sweet. Delish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
22oz bomber bottle, best before 31 December 2015, at tasting on 20 January 2013. Thanks to Deeblo for sharing. Black indeed. Loads of chocolate and coffee throughout. Very intense. Extremely appealing on the nose but a bit over the top on the palate for my taste to be honest. Mouthfeel was a bit sticky and sweet for me too. Still, I’d be happy to sip more of this. Wonder whether it would settle down and mellow out a bit with some age?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Même si j’attendais ce moment depuis longtemps, elle a réussie à me flabergaster. Visuellement elle me rappelle la Zukhov en moins onctueux et son arôme ne se décrit pas avec des mots. En bouche c’est un confortable lait frappé au café et chocolat au lait qui peinture les parois du verre et du dégustateur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2013
On tap. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma massive, coffee, malt and dark caramel and sugars. Taste of dark sugar, coffee, dark caramel, syrup and some biscuit. Strong and intensive flavor

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
Just fantastic! Yes, fantastic I tell you. Do you a have problem with that? That is like your problem.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopTsing (546) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 From the tap came a very dark brew with a thick brown head. Sweet malt and coffee aroma. Full bodied with coffee and malt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1664) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Tap @ Mekong shared with HopTsing. Very dark with dissipating mocha head and moderate lacing. Smells like irish coffee. Tastes bittersweet. A little sharpness in mouth with a bitter roasty finish.

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