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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - OCT 1, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RumRunner101 (876) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Black pour with thick brown head. Flavours and aroma of sweet molasses cookies, brown sugar. Nice alcohol warmth that lingers with some rich coffee notes. So great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Westlake (2) - - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
It may appear that I have a bias for this beer, but it surely is grounded in the beer. Pours an opaque ruby black with a quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, hazelnut and alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel and molasses, as well as vanilla and creme brûlée. May be the best beer I’ve ever drank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Yet ANOTHER awesomely decadent big dark brew from evil twin. This one has equal parts coffee and roasted black and chocolate malts in the aroma and flavor, with a bitter backbone, and a good dose of chocolate, vanilla, and almonds in there as well. It’s like a really good imperial stout with amaretto, dipped in espresso. Huge body, heavy, but not sticky, cloying, or overly sweet. Absolutely delicious!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. Rather nice to be able to compare this side by side with it’s barrel aged brother. It pours about the same with an almost black color and a thin tan head. The nose is noticeably different. No bourbon here, just plenty of roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, and a mocha like sweetness. The flavor is a nice balance of the roasted malt and sweeted coffee and a hint of something on the end I can’t quite place. Like blackberry but not. Full bodied and robust with a long finish. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Maltitude. Pours dark black with tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma of roasted coffee and caramel. Tastes of espresso, caramel and booze. As a slow boozy burn that lingers on my throat and tongue after each sip. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5760-20130830] Bottle. Roasted raisin malt aroma has a bit of a jalepeno pepper. Black brown body with a quick brown head. Roasted pepper skins flavour has a bit too much burnt coffee. Full body. Tasty but super burnt. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)
Overheard: "Sometimes ’Grandma’ is a funny answer."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours very dark brown with quickly settling, light brown head, essentially no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee. Flavor is sweet, huge caramelized sugar, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, nutty and toasted with a dark chocolate, roasted, bittersweet finish. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and very smooth texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1491) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Glowing, evil reddish head and dark liquid in the glass. Aromas of bitter chocolate and bark and espresso. A profound amount of hops somehow supersedes the serious malt here. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Black pour. Tan head. Little bit of lacing. Nice nose on this. Chocolate, bready, malty. Taste is creamy and sweet. Beautiful nectar.

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