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RATINGS: 1701   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, youíre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2009
First and foremost, for a 10% beer this is pretty simple, even pretty boring stuff. Try a Bellís Expedition, or a Victory Storm King, or the new Lost Abbey Serpent, or Peche Mortel, or ... Nose of malt and chocolate. Dead black, almost no head, no lacing, nothing. Taste of chocolate, sour milk, sweet malts, good smoked cheddar if you want something kinder than sour milk. Mouth is too thick, syrup even, unredeemed by adequate carbonation, which would have helped. Sweetness, likewise, could have been redeemed by adequate hopping. I am appalled by the high scores given by some of my most experienced Swedish and Danish colleagues. Maybe theyíve never had a good American stout? Or maybe they think that cramming as much alcohol as possible into a glass is the same as brewing beer? This was a serious disappointment. Iíll give away the rest to my non-beer drinking friends, who will no doubt love it. Yuch. // I went back, tried to finish the half bottle Iíd walked away from half an hour earlier, and ended up using it to generate steam in a barbecue. Undrinkable. Like high alcohol baby food. I dropped the reviews lower. Double yuch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Pours black with a thick dark tan head lots of clinging lace, aromas are of coffee,roasted malts ,chocolate and faint hops, taste of the same good solid Imperial

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3827) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Black in color with a good sized brown head. Aroma is of medium roast coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, and dark chocolate. Taste is of bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2009
What a remarkable Impy Stout! This one has it all! The beer pours a black color with a dark brown head. The head leaves an ample amount of lacing around the glass, although not a lot. The nose is full of coffee, toasted bread, hops, chocolate and milk. The body is full and strong and pours like motor oil. The flavors are really intense and rich, with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol, hops and toasted bread. The finish is a great mix of sweet and bitter, with more notes of coffee, hops and silky chocolate. This is definitely one of the best Imperial Stouts that Iíve had the pleasure of sampling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle during Dark Lord Day í09 at table 3. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick tan head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, toasted dark malt, molasses, some plums and coffee. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of chocolate, toasted dark malt, a hint of dark berries, toffee, soy sauce, and some roasted nuts. Finish is smooth, some alcohol presence with a toasted dark malt and chocolate aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Certainly a great RIS, but Iím just so tired of these. Great imperial stouts are actually a dime-a-dozen these days. Another hit by founders, but really, when am I going to have time to fit this in the rotation between breffus stout, KBS, etc?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate, creamy. Tastes of roasted malt and chocolatey with some soy sauce on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Poured viscous obsidian with some caramel edges and a bare chocolate colored head that produced some nice lacing. Aroma was heavy dark chocolate malt, hints of coffee, vanilla, oak, root, and even some sweet grapefruit citrus before a strong amount of alcohol finished it off. Flavor was actually very citric I found, dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, subdued vanilla, oak, rooty-floral character, and some spicy hopiness. Palate was thick and full, and had a quite warming finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4052) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
The smell is dark roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. The look is very dark, black colored, with a decent tan colored head. The taste is alcohol, malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and slight bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1316) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Bottle. Smells like roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, alcohol, and chocolate. Flavor is bitter up front, then coffee. Smooths out a little in the finish but still quite bitter. Dark chocolate comes through at the end. I was hoping for a bit more complexity. Very drinkable; the alcohol is well hidden.


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