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RATINGS: 738   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Best by 2015. Spills from the bottle in a syrupy stream. Black as night, brown head with decent retention. Big, roasty coffee aroma. Silky smooth body is plenty viscous. Sweet, bready malts layered with coffee = deliciousness. I'm convinced the level of polish on this RIS came from Westbrook, not Jeppe. IBB is one of the select few shelf beers I insta-purchase whenever I see it on the shelf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2013
bomber shared. poured almost black with cocoa colored head. wow bready sweet with coffee flavors and hints of chocolate. dark roasted coffee flavor possibly some anise, chocolate, booze the warmer the boozier it gets..sold beer and one for sipping. right on and thanks todd for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11537) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Deeblo. It pours very dark brown (near black) with a small light tan head. The nose is rich, chocolate gateaux, roasted malt, dark fruit, charcoal and a touch of coffee. The taste is chocolate, tar, roasted malt, toast mildly acidic, plum, prune, date and coffee with a dry finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Not particularly complex, but smooth, well-balanced and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1706) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from trade with tstockstrom, thanks! Completely pitch black with a great looking dark brown head. Aroma: vinous, strong coffee, cocoa. Taste: cocoa powder, creamy, chocolate liqueur/irish cream, toffee, strong greek coffee with sugar. Full bodied. Yeah, very tasty. Without a certain touch of used coffee grounds (kaffesump), it would get an even higher score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2013
on tap, dark suede brown pour with khaki tan foam, aroma of vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate, flavor of Pyles heaven/hell cake with multi layers of good chocolate , vanilla, fruits, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16003) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, thanks to Bruce for this beauty, 20/01/13. Mid black in appearance with a dirty coffee coloured head that clears to edgeville. Nose is dark roast malts, chocolate, molasses, slightly peppery. Taste comprises dark roast malts, chocolate, coffee, dark sugars. Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, dry roast finish. Excellent stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7732) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
been wanting to try this .. . deep tan roach .. medium head, medium lacing .. . i like fudd .. . sweet tea biscuit, cookie crumbs, and brown sugar .. . good mouthfeel .. . a good beer but don’t quite get why there’s talk of this .. . . not in my mouth!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Black beer lasting tan head. Deep choc. lots of beautiful chocolate. good in mouth. good choc syrup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2350) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Black pour fantastic aroma of coffee and cocoa. Tastes like chocolate milk and espresso.medium to thick mouthfeel. Pleasantly suprised by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle poured a deep dark cola with a medium mocha head, reddish hues, and minimal lacing. Aroma is big coffee notes, cocoa, and roasted malt. Taste is milk chocolate and roasted malt upfront followed by coffee beans, bakers chocolate, and a hint of spiciness. Enjoyable creamy mouthfeel with a wonderfully smooth finish. Big ABV, but so incredibly drinkable. Love this beer!

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