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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Growler from Hop City Birmingham. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Nose is bread, earthy, cinnamon coffee, cocoa. Taste is similar, very hot alcohol burn. Medium mouthfeel. I don't know what to think about this one...it has a great reputation, but a little goes a long way. Certainly worth trying! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beachmaster (225) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 4, 2015
On draft. A deep,dark brown, with a small khaki head. Nose is coffee and dark roast malt. Taste is sublime-coffee and chocolate. An outstanding stout.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
OK, if I knew this was an impy stout, I may not have tried it but now you have it. Big and black. No head. Slight coffee aroma. Coffee apparent all the way on the buds. Some creaminess detected on the uptake. Becomes more in yer face as the session continues. A little rude on the finish, medium linger. Not as bad as most impy stouts. Almost thought it was a stronger dry stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (1115) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a big mocha head. Almond, coffee, vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Smooth. A lot of flavor but well balanced and silky. Alcohol is well hidden. Really nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2831) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of cookie, sweet fruit and mocha. Taste is full, with cookie, almond nut, vanilla and mocha. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (158) - USA - JUN 20, 2015
Aromas of dough, coffee, caramel, burnt sugar. Pours dark brown with dark brown head. Medium full body. Lot’s of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth for such a big beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
650 bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and molasses. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and quite drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2923) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan. Black beer with medium head. Aroma of milk xhocolate and dark chocolate. Dark fruit, treacle and sweet malts and dark fruit. Ver good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4373) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque pour with a thin beige head, aroma has chocolate with a hint of bourbon, taste has vanilla, creamy chocolate, ABV is well hidden, delightful stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (419) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, caramel. Taste is very smooth and clings to the palate. Flavors or chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, vanilla, cookies. Moderately sweet with mild bitterness. Overall an incredible imperial Porter but not up to Funky Buddhas wide awake. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a bubbly dark brown head. The smell is coffee, vanilla, and caramel. It tastes like a caramel vanilla mocha latte. I mean coffee, vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and some citrusy hops mix around without one dominating. Really nice smooth silky texture for an Imperial. Creamy feel with a little hop quality. Excellent beer.


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