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RATINGS: 1929   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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, youre about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

sitzds' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 26, 2014
12oz bottle poured into stout goblet. Very dark brown to black liquid with light brown head that stands two fingers tall before settling to a sheen and leaving some patches of lace. Aroma is very roasty malts, unsweetened chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, molasses, and alcohol. Taste is initially sweet roasted malts, with cocoa and dark fruit followed by coffee (and maybe some hop) bitterness and fruity esters on the finish. Medium-full body, creamy and thick texture, soft carbonation, long bitter finish and warming alcohol sensation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured at cellar temp with a small, long lasting brown head and some lace. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, anise, leather, old furniture. Flavors like nose, with bitter dominating sweet and tang. Finishes with cocoa. Very smooth palate. Too easy drinking for its strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (154) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
A: Thick one finger head, pitch black! N: Coffee, chocolate, cherry, plum T: Chocolate, coffee, plum, dark fruit O: Strong bitter sweet taste and quite boozy. Warming and pretty nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milo91hd (168) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 21, 2015
Bottiglia, colore perfettamente nero con una schiuma marrone fine e mediamente persistente, aroma complesso con cioccolato, caff e toffe, in bocca si ripresenta come al naso, tuttavia non ha un amaro molto prepotente come mi sarei aspettato il che facilita la bevuta. Corpo strutturato e molto oleoso, carbonazione bassa. Birra favolosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (515) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar in Aalborg. Aroma of coffee, alcohol, roasted malt. Black colour, tan head, none lasting. Alcohol sweet, moderate sweetness, malt bitterness, light bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, avg. carbonation, sweet roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FMP (14) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
Pours pitch black with small and quickly fading brown foam, very thick beer. On the nose I find different kinds of sugars (burnt, deep molass, candy). Distinct and style typical soy aroma. Choclate and coffee (which I struggle to find still). On the tongue there is a balanced taste of sweetness, bitterness and umami (soy). The fact that this has been stored for a while may affect the taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rich71 (82) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
Donker bijna zwart van kleur, mooie caramelkleurige schuimkraag. Ik proef zoet, bitter waarvan vooral bitter in de nasmaak blijft hangen. Topper !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benfi (653) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
Pours pitch black color with thin totally diminishing light brown head and no lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol and candy sugar. Taste starts sweet rich and smooth malty with strong coffee note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (5570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (63) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (563) - - 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

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