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RATINGS: 1922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Evolutionary (402) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Bottle from Kroger. Possibly one of best imperials I’ve had. Black pour with oatmeal hint in nose. Thick and perfect mouthfeel. Mild taste of eagles and explosions with a hint of blood and fire for a finish. Glorious really. Worthy of a king. ---Rated via my mouth


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5472) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2015
35cl Bottle, thanks douberd! Pitch black colour, brown head. Aroma of pumpernickel, coffee, ash, caramel, roasted malts, some dark fruits. Flavour is deep roasted malts, ashy, dry, chocolate, a lot less sweet than expected, caramel, light fruity, hoppy, firm bitter finish. Full bodied. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (49) - - AUG 29, 2015
Bought 2 bottles from the wine emporium Brisbane, poured straight into a cognac glass, coffee and chocolate aromas, rich thick and satisfying, exceptional imp stout

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (508) - - AUG 29, 2015
Pours opaque black with stable brown creamy head. Aroma: alcohol is mild medium noticable (oak whiskey), with vanilla, chocolate, mocha notes. Flavor: alcohol is evident, but not in a disturbing way. Namely it is very well balanced with malts (notes of oak, tobacco, vanilla, mocha, hint of chocolate) and hops (esters of dark fruits and pine). Malt sweetnees is medizm to high, hop bitterness also. Body is sticky, finish is long lasting. This imperial stout is proper to drink only fresh, namely it is not proper for cellaring. I tried both: fresh and matured-and only fresh is really mervellus

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
malthopyeast (6) - - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
i used to hate these guys. they must’ve gotten a new brewmaster because this imperial stout is almost too good to believe. i only had it once, then it disappeared from new york city. the breakfast is also very good, but this imperial stout is just hard to fathom.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
G_Ram9 (58) - - AUG 21, 2015
One word, wow! This is an unbelievable stout with incredible complexity and lingering flavors on the palate. The flavors grow and morph as the beer warms in the glass. Remarkably smooth for such a big brew. This beer could be a meal of its own. Definitely one that I will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (152) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2015
Poured jet black with big chocolate brown head. Aroma is of dark berries, dark chocolate, coffee. Quite sweet in flavour. Coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, lactose nicely balanced with a dry bitter finish. Flavour lingers a good while after sipping. This is what an imperial stout should be like. beautiful!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (948) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a lovely, thick, dark brown head. Aroma has roasty malts, dark dark chocolate, slight hops, licorice, caramel, burned sugar, toasted malts. Taste is sweet with again lots of caramel and a huge, hoppy, chocolaty, roasty bitter finish. Sticky body and a low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1982) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle from somewhere in UK. Dark color, thin beige head. Smooth body, finish is long. Taste is medium bitter. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, alcohol, nutty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
knasputte78 (72) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
Svart som natten med ett högt brunt skum. Kaffe och choklad i doft. Len och fyllig smak. Len och riktigt trevlig med lagom värmande alkohol på slutet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2015
12 oz bottle: Appearance is pitch black with tan head. Aroma is of leather and burnt malt. Taste is again, leathery and burnt malt and hints of alcohol.


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