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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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The Roman Empire had a certain ďje ne sais quoiĒ 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 Ė thatís still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient Ė keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes. A: Pours a pitch black color. There isnít much head, just a small tan-colored film. This has some nice alcohol legs, it must be said. S: This is really chocolaty, with a pleasant backing of black coffee. I really love all the chocolate in the aroma - while itís simplistic, the way the two notes coalesce is really great. A simple but very effective aroma. T: There is a ton of strong dark chocolate to open the flavor profile up. This sensation gradually builds up a coffee tone on the back end. Between the two flavors is a notable cookies íní cream flavor to balance. Tons of flavor help make this a winner, though it could be a tad more complex. Who cares, though?! M: This isnít quite as creamy as Iíd expect a sweet-ish stout to be. Having said that, it features a good body and some nice viscosity. Poor carbonation means the sweetness sticks around for a while on the palate. Despite that, thereís no hint of the 11.5% on either the flavor or feel, and it goes down quite easily. O: I love how chocolaty this is, and how balanced the coffee come across. Having said that, I donít know if itís quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout. Certainly, itís an excellent coffee brew, but Iím not sure itís worth its exorbitant price. Even if this were just $10/bottle, I would consume this like water. Iíd still buy it again at $18 a bottle, though.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (182) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (299) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Backlog, bottle. Close to black, two finger tan head, dissipating quickly with no lacings. Velvet aroma of cookies, almond, vanilla, roasted notes, slight coffee. Taste follows, roasted malt, coffee, almond, vanilla, slight port wine oxidation in the back, smooth, soft bitter finish. Big body, low to medium carbo, sticky, oily texture.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilJackson80 (499) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 4/26/15. Bottle from Espo. Amazingly well balanced with chocolate, bourbon notes & very easy to drink. So smooth loved this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (462) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Thick pitch black with very dense nice-settling dark brown mocca one finger head. Aroma has loads of cookiness. Rich dark chocolate, french press coffee, coffee beans, vanilla, fudge, more chocolate. Some slight port wine, oxidation. Almost cherrie like fruitiness. Dark malts and roast in there as well. Taste is quite sweet, brown burnt sugar, molasses. But then it hits you with lots of roast. Stil has the port like cherries. Rich chocolate, vanilla. Slight almond. Finish is really roasty malts and coffee. Really well hidden alcohol with some slight warming port heat. Went well with biscottis!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (688) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Stupidly ordered this as first beer in torst , with a thirst and the excitement of being there, I was never going to give it my full attention. It as a great beer, but would like to take my time over it next time

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Troublesí place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery. Black witha brown head. Wine-soaked biscotti/ tiramisu-like aroma with lots of chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate and vanilla, a little coffee and bitter taste. Silky texture, full body, rich chocolate and cherry finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
adasko (890) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 13, 2015
From tap in Torst, NYC. I think there is no point in describing this beer. Itís almost perfect in any way. Need to try!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - APR 12, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Drorís place. Thanks kerenmk. Black with a beautiful big light brown head. Lovely big aroma with lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, some cookie, a coffee note and liqueur. Sweet and slightly bitter flavor with dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, and a bit of coffee. Full-bodied. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (853) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Bought Aug 2014. Pours black with a thin, tan head. Aroma has big, sweet notes of dark and milk chocolate, caramel, sugar, and a touch of coffee. Taste is a bitter sweet. Starts with sweet sugar, caramel, and milk chocolate, slight dark fruits, then moves to deep dark chocolate and a big, long espresso/coffee ending. Medium-full body with a low carbonation. Silky/smooth/syrupy texture with a dry finish. Hard to find the alcohol. Overall a guys beer. Big sweet, roasty notes with coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Yum!

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2425) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Having this brew at about cellar temp. Appearance is a huge, thick, foamy tan head that slowly subsides, lots of lace, and an opaque black brown color. Aroma is mild - malt, cocoa, toffee, biscuit, yeast, coffee. Flavorís like nose plus slightly sweet tart up front with bitter coming next and finishing with a dynamic mix of the three. No off characteristics at all. Everything is very smooth and balanced. Later more sweetness comes out. Aesthetics are key here. Beautiful body. I want so much more.


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