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RATINGS: 1675   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   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, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (109) - SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Pours a thick black with barely half a finger of dark brown head. The aroma is dark with hints of milk chocolate, iron, truffles, forest floor, marzipan and dark roasted malts. Palate is full bodied. This is semi-sweet with quite a bit of warmth from the alcohol and a slight acidity on mid-palate. Bitterness kicks in on the finish and stays for a good minute. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2010 Bottling... Poured near black with a thin forming, khaki head. Aroma of dense cocoa, mocha, drinking chocolate. Thick mouthfeel. A hint of oxidation but still full bodied with lots of roast, charred grains, and dark chocolate. Drinking great and really smoothed out. This is some nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1366) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
Overall: Sweet, dark fruits, roasted malt, coffee and dark cocoa bitter beans.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-06-16.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Wow that is robust. Pours a headless pure black oil with a ton of alcohol legs. The nose has heavy roasted espresso and malt characters as well as big alcohol aromas. Very robust palate with a great profile of espresso and dark chocolate. The finish is warm, boozy and fitting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
elbernays (499) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours oily black with tan head which reduces to circling the glass. Some lacing. Aroma is creamy chocolate, coffee hints, burnt malts, earth, lactose. Flavour is creamy roasted coffee chocolate. Bittering dry earthy oak finish. Alcohol warms the finish but is managed exceptionally well. Minimal carbonation. Full luscious body. Flavours is long lasting. So moreish. Exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average, laning tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and licorice notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, bitter with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture an soft carb. A world class Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (111) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Tjock svart vätska med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av mörk choklad och sötlakrits. Rostad smak med mycket choklad. Väldigt rund och len. Krämig på något sätt

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zekada (136) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Pitch black beer with a medium brown foam. The smell is complex of coffee, dark chocolates, liquorice, and roasted hops. The taste is magnificent with a smokey roasted finish and it leaves you with a nice, lasting after taste. A good beer, especially if you enjoy imperial stouts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wihlan (257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Balanserad, aromen av chockad är framträdande. Smaken är väldigt len och balanserad. Väldigt fin fyllighet i kroppen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1287) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Balanserad, lite dov arom av chockad. Smaken är väldigt len och balanserad. Väldigt fin fyllighet i kroppen.

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