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RATINGS: 2061   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
12 oz bottle from Julio’s
Appearance : Pours thick oily black with almost no head. I managed to get some foam but it was hard. Head is creamy and dark brown.
Aroma : Strong roasted malt with some resinous hops. Hints of coffee and chocolate. After heating up a bit I get strong notes of liquorice mixing with the hops and the roasted malts.
Taste : Strong roasted malt with quite a lot of hops. Finish is intensely roasty and warm with hops. Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Finish starts almost fruity then very warm leading to a solid bitterness and ending with lots of roasted malts.
Overall : This is a sipper. You can feel the whole 10%. Highly complex and rich. Nice balance between hops and roasted malt. i could sip this all night. Very complex, very intense and tasty. Even warm it’s still awesome (maybe a bit too much alcohol when warm however). Awesome stuff !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
A damn fine beer overall, very drinkable and full of flavour. Pretty attractive too!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - APR 8, 2010
Deep Chocolate notes with sweetness in the aroma. Dark with a thin tan head. Taste is smooth for such a strong beer. Starts a bit sweet and then some hops and malt hit. Chocolate at the end. Full palate that makes the beer seem chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 6, 2010
Maybe the quintessential imperial stout. If someone were ask me to give them a good example of an imperial stout and what characteristics it should hold- I’d probably give em this. Nice nose of dry chocolate, some bitter coffee and roast malt. Taste is mostly roast malt and bakers chocolate. Doesn’t get too sweet like some others in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2010
Aroma of coffee, caramel, malt, and smoke. Pours a dark black color with a chocolate tan soapy head. Sweet up front, bitters and chocolate on the back end. Very tasty. The smoke is always a turn off for me. But if I get past the smoke, this beer is a very tasty stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WiFlatlander (25) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2010
Poured a thick, opaque brown/black with a tight, almost like a well tapped guinness, head. Full bodied, but smooth taste, somewhat on the sweet side. A winter seasonal and one of the very few reasons to lament the end of a Wisconsin winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours a opaque, oily black with a very thin tan head. Aroma and taste: bitter dark chocolate, coca beans, roasted malts. Good body and depth. Creamy mouth feel. Overall a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours black with creamy brown head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and burnt malts. A little ashy. Full body with minimal carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Thanks Peter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2010
12 oz bottle thanks to beernbourbon. Pours jet black with thick creamy brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a faint alcohol scent. Strong roasted malt flavor dominates with some bittersweet chocolate and a light alcohol bite. Full body with mild carbonation a thick creamy mouth feel and a long, long finish. This is great, strong Imp Stout, they don’t hold anything back on this one and I like it a lot. Thanks again Vince for yet another excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jb (2933) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2010
This one is special. The nose has plenty going for it, licorice, chocolate, a touch of coffee, something sweet and medicine-tasting. Poured out very black with a nice tan head. This receded quickly, but the initial appearance is stunning. The palate is velvety, thick, sweet, chewy, the chocolate malt figuring prominently. Still, there is a grainy-hoppy mid-feel to it keeping it in balance. I really liked it.

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