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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
came across this bottle at Northdown and had no idea of the hype especially from my experience, its a decent brew but nothing more... vanilla, nutty, chocolate and coffee, but lacking balance, thin, a bit too much alcohol present for the abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (10175) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle @ Benzai’s 10K afterparty. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, dark malts, chocolate, some roast. Taste malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, dark malts, chocolate roast bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at Tørst. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Roast and chocolate on the nose. Medium bodied, chocolate and cocoa, warm roast. Lingering cocoa and roast on the finish with a touch of warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2015
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is heavy molasses, dark chocolate, some soy sauce, booze, tootsie rolls. Taste is of chocolate, booze, molasses, brown sugar, and some prune.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, with a tan head. The smell is soy sauce, cocoa notes, malt, chocolate brownies, and booze. The taste is alcohol, boozy, soy, chocolate, malt, roast, and good. Good beer but just missing from great. Big and lots going on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
Dark brown, light brown foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with notes of chocolate and coffee. Sweet with nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Pours pitch black with mocha brown, fat head. Sweet, yet slight boozy nose. Coffee and roasted malts. Slight booze in taste on impact, but rounds off into sweetness and vanilla. A little sherry finish on it. Hard rock candy and oxidation. Little sharp malty sweetness, like molasses. Bitter dry chocolate. DRY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DialSquare (3410) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2015
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview. Blackish pour with thin tan head that leaves a ring. Aroma of sweet and roasty malt, chocolate. Tastes mix all of the typical imp stout flavors well - cocoa, vanilla, coffee, molasses. It’s the palate and drinkability that put this over the top - thinnish with bit of a milky vibe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanhunter_4 (108) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
1 pt. 6 oz. bottle poured at my brothers place in Methue, MA. Pours black with a minimal brown head. Smells like coffee and tastes like coffee. Has a sweetness that sticks around. I like it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beachmaster (240) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4572) - 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.

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