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RATINGS: 718   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boydmarq (55) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours very dark coffee brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly.. Aroma of coffee, prunes and chocolate. Flavor is ultra rich - sweet and thick on the front end, a bit dry on the back. Can taste the alcohol. Very full-bodied, thick and a bit oily. Rich full body that doesn’t linger too long. A very nice beer, but didn’t quite live up to the hype.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jared_Clifton (96) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours black with brown head. Huge body. Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, tons of sweetness. Favorite stout/porter ive ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjdevel (11) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
It did not seem to start to generate a head with a moderate pour, so I then poured hard. It did generate a nice dark tan 1 finger head. This beer is as black as you can get with no light being able to penetrate through. Head disappeared very quickly and only a hint of a foam ring from there on. No lacing/bubble replenishment to speak of. Pours like a syrup. Smells chocolaty and sweet. Only a hint of coffee in there. Smells like dessert for sure. A slight roasted malt smell as well. No real hop bitterness to speak of. Hits you quickly with coffee, chocolate, and charred wood. It is very very sweet. The alcohol is not as apparent as I originally braced myself for (seeing that it is a 11.5% brew). It isn’t as "beer-y" as I had hoped for. It tastes like a decent Baltic Porter with some Creme De Cocoa and Kahlua mixed in. It is really creamy tasting, but seems to be really flat once you drink it. When I think of Stouts, I think of a dark brew that is dryer than this (hence my reference to a Baltic Porter instead). As the sweetness fades, there are some notes of roasted nuts, wood, and caramel. This one feels really flat. Quite disappointing actually. Light bodied surprisingly. Would have gotten a better score if a better mouthfeel and effervescence. It does seem like you are drinking a mixed drink of some sort (like a Black Russian). Just doesn’t seem to fit into a beer category with me. It does have a great flavor though and packs a punch with the 11.5% ABV (even though it isn’t that apparent, it hit me pretty hard mid-bottle). I recommend trying this one, but it wouldn’t be a regular purchase for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (663) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours very dark brown, with a dark tan head. Aroma of alcohol and chocolate biscotti. Taste is sweet, with notes of chocolate, biscotti, and a complex palate that lingers. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Bottle says best before 5/2015. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of chocolate sauce, cocoa, vanilla, fairly sweet, some light licorice and malty sweet. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (1025) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2016
In a night filled with dark, huge, malty beers (and a following day filled with misery that was still totally worthwhile) Imperial Biscotti Break managed to stand out. Evil Twin doesn’t make small beers. This Imperial Stout is big, rich, and dangerous. Flavor is light on coffee and heavy on bittersweet (mostly sweet) chocolate and blackened barley. Mouthfeel is full and warm. Did I mention full? You could probably chew this. Oh, and did I mention boozy? Holy hell.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (1278) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 (Thanks Josh! "StFun") Bottle. A- Chocolate fudge. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Fudge, chocolate, subtle coffee. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, full body. O- This is a beer I’ve always wanted but thought no way it can be worth the cost of admission for a bottle. I was gladly wrong. This was delicious. It wasn’t overly complex and didn’t have a ton of things going on. Lots of fudge like chocolate and it was done well. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Quite awesome. Strong Flavors and aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toasted-bready malt with a slight sweetness and mild bitter finish. Beautifully dark with a thin head and heavy. Dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1271) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Picked up at Princeton Liquors in Plymouth. Dark pour. Tastes of licorice, vanilla, fig, molasses, soy. A bit thin for such a big beer. Not a huge fan. A bit pricey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours dark like freshly brewed coffee. Aroma is thin and does not stand out. Flavor is bold and complex: coffee, vanilla, cookie dough, malt. Interesting brew but somewhat off balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (524) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thin creme colored head. Maple booze aroma over mild carbonation. Flavors of caramel, bread, vanilla, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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