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RATINGS: 635   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
THis oddly named beer pours inky near black brown with no discernable head. Nose is sweet molasses and just a hint of bread. Taste is sweet malt with some mineral on the front. Medium bitters mild roast nut flavor. finishes with some residual sweetness. High alcohol, but not that apparent other than some initial sweetness. body full, satin, fluid.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Gene. Really awesome stout. Was worried it would be overly sweet like some other "flavored" stouts, but this was all within bounds. There was plenty of malty sweetness but it was well balanced and delcious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (17) - Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber to snifter. Thick pour, jet black, thin tan head that dissipates fast. Aroma is bold, sweet, raisin. Full body, creamy smooth, taste is roast, chocolate, molasses, coffee finish. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2228) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
From notes. Tasted in early 2013 from a capped bomber bottle at SvT’s house. Pours super thick absolute black with an average brown head that leaves thin lace. The nose is super roasted with tons of coffee, vanilla cookie, molasses, and espresso. The flavor is super dry with more bitterness but all of the vanilla, molasses, and coffee from the nose. The body is massively full and creamy with average carbonation and a super long roasted bitter coffee with a hint of vanilla finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (138) - - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Sweet notes of syrup, bready malts. Review from memory.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (992) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber served in a snifter at room temperature. Best before 2015. Pours pitch black with a short light brown head. Great nose of coffee grounds, dark chocolate covered cherries, caramel, bread and a hint of smoke. Medium plus sweet flavor that shows roasty bitterness. Full body, thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long roasted finish propelled by a lingering heat. Oak would add complexity, but I like this one as is. Top shelf.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (1096) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, caramel, chocolate and boozy. taste like aroma, bitterness from roasted malts, hop, caramel. medium body and carbonation. rather disappointed by this one :/ bottle 65cl

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from bottle, newer batch I believe, pours a very dark brown with a thick brown head, the aroma is of dark chocolate and roast with a little bit of coffee coming through too, the flavor has a touch of booze that comes through at first but then really mellows down, lots of dark chocolate and dark malt through out, thick mouthfeel, I can see why this stuff is so well liked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: half finger red brown head, black color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: booze, chocolate, light raisin. Palate: soft carbonation, oily texture, light bitter. Taste: sweet malt into light coffee and dark chocolate, with a faint bitterness holding it all together. Overall, very smooth, booze hidden well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (276) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, black opaque body, skiff of toasted almond colored foam. Aroma is coffee, raisin, vanilla, black malt, nutty, warm spice. Flavor is cookie, vanilla, raisin, cherry, nutty, coffee, black malt. Starts sweet, finishes sour and bitter, with a saccharine like aftertaste. Body is rich, smooth, carbonation moderate, fine bubbles. I like this a little better cool than warm. Correcting this. Original rate was 8/8/14, entered under wrong beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1564) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Pour is jet black with a tight dark mahogany head. Nose is rich, dark roasted malts with chocolate cake batter, anise, cooked brown sugar, and a bit of residual sugar. Taste is also big, not overly sugary for the richness. Deeply roasted dark malts with rich cake batter and brown sugar. Full bodied, light bitterness lingers through a softly carbonated finish.


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