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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Heard great things about this one. Damn right, this stuff is heavenly. Motor oil black with a decent brown head when poured with a bit of vigor. Huge aroma full of roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, coffee and awesomeness. Flavors were right on par, melted candy bar, creamy milk chocolate, espresso like bitter finish. Velvety, soft, creamy mouthfeel, easy carbonation. Oily, big body, satisfying on all counts. This was perfect in terms of intensity. Sweet yes, but to a perfect degree. Nice bitterness to bring it back. Overall very drinkable and balanced. Expertly brewed. Cheers to the guys @ Westbrook.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (170) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Lighter body for an imperial stout. Coffee with disaronno. Fresh vanilla beans. Lightly glazed cinnamon buns. Different but good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (4431) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2016
Black, brown head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, honey, cocoa, coffee, wood, carrot cake, flavor of chocolate, coffee, wood, whiskey, brandy, barrel, cocoa, pleasant, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (450) - Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Can into stout glass. Pitch black w decent head. Smells smooth w hints of licorice, almond, and coffee. Oily thick mouthfeel. Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1089) - Lodz, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle at Warszawski festiwal piwa. Lots of chocolate and cookies in aroma, light roasty note. Taste is sweet, very nice chocolate flavor, pralines, biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JackMandarin (226) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Can from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours thick and dark. Cola-coloured. Thin, tan head. Decadent dessert aroma. Lots of the vanilla upfront. Coffee backs the vanilla up beautifully. The almond does not shine through as brightly but definitely has some presence. Roasty, toasty backbone. Melted marshmallow. Chocolate milkshake. A bit prickly on the nose from the alcohol. Taste has a lovely thick, malty sweet note to start. An overly caramelised, slightly bitter note brings that into balance. Earthy coffee brings another layer. Angry tiramisu flavours with a tad too much espresso bitterness. There’s a lovely long, nutty and bitter finish. Bit more vanilla in the finish. Coffee mouth right at the end. The abv is more integrated in the tasting. Richness, decadence, deliciousness......But for some reason, and I’m not quite sure why, I’m a little bit disappointed with this....???

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured thick and black with an enormous creamy brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was vodka, cocoa powder, coffee and vanilla. The flavor was intensely boozy with a vodka presence followed by sweet tiramisu with coffee and vanilla notes. Very long finish. Booziness overwhelms. Moderately full bodied. Interesting

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Can thanks to Jimmy. Pours very dark brown, almost opaque. Nose: first I strangely got chili, but after sipping for a while it is definitely mostly amaretto, also coffee and vanilla, molasses. In taste I also first got weird chili taste without burn but later sweet caramel, fudge, coffee and vanilla, cocoa. Interesting beer, in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Can picked up from Mother Kellys Bottle Shop, Homerton, London, consumed at home Sunday 9th October 2016. Shared with Geraint down the office. Pours black, maybe very dark brown with a creamy beige colour head. Creamy mouthfeel, nutty with chocolate and coffee, really smooth easy drinking for the strength. Nice beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
copestx (109) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, amaretto (almond) and coffee in the nose. Taste follows the nose but not as intense. Indeed a much thinner body than expected but slightly boozy nonetheless. The upside is it is not overwhelming, not too sweet and super well-balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1385) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2016
16 ounce can. Pours an opaque black color with a small creamy tan head. Intense roasted malt aroma. Hints of espresso and almond as well. First sip is intense bitter roasted malt. Notes of espresso and almond liqueur in mid-taste. Bittersweet cocoa and boozy notes in finish. As this warms, it becomes more complex and intriguing. A real sipping brew.

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