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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (369) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Serving: from tap at The Beer Junction. Aroma: moderate chocolate aroma. Appearance: small, frothy, brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark brown/black body. Taste: heavy/harshly sweet, dark-chocolate, initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: at first it tasted really good--like a dark-chocolate bar--but the overwhelming sweetness quickly got old. By the time I’d finished half the glass, I was getting tired of it and it took a while to finish the second half. Reminded me of the days after Halloween during my childhood when I’d eaten too much candy in one sitting. It would be great in a four ounce sampler, but an entire glass was too much.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (787) - 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 (2356) - 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. Flavor’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shawnaha (2) - - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Smell: coffee, no alcohol really, chocolate is very subtle Taste: I get the sweet first (chocolate) and it ends with some bitter coffee flavor like espresso beans roasted with chocolate. The roast is not abundant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
*from old note* Really really thick, oily IS with burnt/roasted coffee and lots of vanilla, and a little almond. Smell pretty much the same. One of the best IS i have every tried.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1172) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Black pour, brown head. Aroma of coffee, espresso and dark chocolate. Very sweet flavor of dark chocolate, espresso and cookies with a sweet finish. Full bodied. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fcjack1 (201) - Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
On tap at the Red Hot. Black with thin tan head. Scent is dark chocolate, cherries and alcohol. Taste is cherry, some chocolate. Booze is covered pretty well. Very tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a small lasting brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, chocolate, and a sweet maltiness. Flavour consists of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, faint alcohol(super tame and we?ll hidden for an 11.5 percent beer),moderately sweet maltiness, mild-med bitterness and a somewhat dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1427) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a small frothy brown head that dissipates into a nice ring that leaves lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cocoa and alcohol with a delicious sweetness in the scent. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, espresso a d a good alcohol warming on the finish with some bitterness from the roasted malts to balance the sweetness and alcohol... Great imperial stout!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (381) - USA - MAR 10, 2015
Poured from a 2013 bottle into a snifter like motor oil. A thick minimal head. Aroma is roasted sweet dark chocolate. Flavor is reminds me of a minted caramelized marshmallow dipped in dark chocolate. Slight bitterness in the finish. Delectable bitter sweet. Did I say dark chocolate?? Carbonation minimal but adequate considering the style & age. Overall a well above average Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (777) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
On tap at the Tomato Bistro, Manayunk. Pours a super dark black with a little white lacing. Bitter, mineraly aroma. Mouthfeel is medium and actually kind of dry. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is interesting. Dry, minty, bready.... unique for this type of beer. No taste of the 11.5% abv. Solid but not great.


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