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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Brewed for Brewvival 2013 and later bottles. Imperial Biscotti Break dry-doughnuted!!

micieli6000's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Fantastic aroma. Jet black in color and a very sweet taste. Stays on palate long after its swallowed. Great finish, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1549) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Pours dark with low brown head Aromas of chocolate, loads of sugar, hints of coffee, syrup Taste has coffee powder, vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar. Id actually expected even more intense sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (959) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Catching up on notes. Draft at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans on April 13, 2014 after the French Quarter Festival. Was visiting family in Louisiana and the wife and I got to spend a couple days in the city. Pours pitch black with thin layer of tan head. AROMA of cream vanilla, cafe au lait, nutty biscotti, milk chocolate, doughy bready malts, almonds and maybe hazelnuts. FLAVOR has lots of dark bitter chocolate, vanilla biscotti, mild coffee, nutty roasted malts, and a hint of glazed cinnamon doughnut. Finishes with a milk chocolate sweetness and a little roasty coffee. The big 11.5% is mostly well concealed here. Not much in the way of actual doughnuts here (somewhat disappointing), but still quite good. (366, 957)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3494) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2015
On Draught
Pours a nice black color with a small head.

The aroma is nutty and chocolate cakey. Itís sweet and generally pleasant smelling, restrained on the booze, big on the sweetness.

The flavor is plenty sweet & plenty chocolaty. Itís got a lot of coffee... I had a kick there where I was dipping a good number of doughnuts in chocolate, the flavor achieved here is indeed akin to that. Itís a bit boozy, but not over the top.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3379) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Aroma has sweet dark chocolate and coffee with a bit of ash/smokiness...boozy. Flavor follows suit...sweet and desserty/breakfasty up front and charred/bitter and ashy in the back...some nutty almond in there. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with a dry bitter coffee/ashy finish. I donít get much doughnut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4872) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap at Local Option. Chewy cocoa chocolate Stout, has that creamy Scandinavian feel. Smooth and roasty. Clean and drinkable, not as robust or wild as I had hoped for. Still a quality beer, just seems a more or less standard Scandinavian inspired Imperial Stout. Brown chocolate brownie notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12/27/14. 22oz bottle from a QC Hy Vee. Black pour with a small brown head, okay lacing. Rich, sweet aroma, some ash and char, chocolate, more sweetness. I wouldnít say Iíd call it doughnut if I didnít know. Rich, sweet flavor, again not much what I would call "doughnut." Mainly itís just stouty - coffee, chocolate, mild ash and bitterness, definitely on the sweet side. Like others said, itís pretty tasty, but Iím glad I split the bottle 4+ ways.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2346) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
This beer is truly a decadent masterpiece and I love it. Iíve seen a few others picking it apart, but I canít find any faults with it at all. The appearance is a smallish, thick, brown, slow to settle head, some lace, and an opaque black brown black color. Aroma was a volatile chocolate up front, then dark malts, nutmeats, toffee, burnt sugar. Flavorís like nose, in spite of the hype- not over sweet; in fact, nicely bittersweet; just enough tang. Exceedingly well balanced. Body is just perfect for the style with just enough boozy warmth, again to fit this style. An example of genius all around from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3367) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Tap at Beer Junction, Seattle. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, hints of coffee and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a thin brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate donuts, mild roast. The taste is bitter hops, chocolate donuts, mild burnt roasted malt.Medium bodied, Lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1981) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Black with small dark brown highlights and small light brown head. Aroma is roasty, medium body, medium carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is roasty, coffee, herbal hops, and dry licorice finish.

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