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RATINGS: 816   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a steamy late spring evening. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, rich off white and slightly tan head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, doesn’t smell sweet, smells nice. Taste is nice, chocolately with notes of dark roast coffee and light vanilla. Not too decadent. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is marzipan, and sweet toast, it really does smell like biscotti. Taste is the same, but lighter, and much sweeter than I expected, with light, almost fruity carbonation.$3.75 pint can

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (455) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Pours black with a small dense brown head. Light aromas of biscotti, licorice, dark chocolate and maybe a hint of vanilla. The taste has only light sweetness and a fairly hard roast. Licorice again and dark chocolate. The finish is again pretty roasted and dry/bitter.. Mouthfeel is medium full. The BA version is a whole lot better than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1001) - 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.

   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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (2007) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1444) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2924) - 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.

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