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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, - OCT 28, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with huge, coffee coloured head. After settling in, the foam is very creamy. Coffee and caramel aroma, pleasant. Flavour is toasted caramel with a quite insistent bitterness which makes it an almost tart but very tasty experience. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2014
The head is robust and brown, the body black. It smells creamy, intensive, roastaromatic, bit hoppy, darkmalty. The taste is darkmalty, creamy, very intensive roasty, bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (581) - - DEC 1, 2013
Un’imperial stout tedesca che mostra un carattere particolare e invidiabile. L’impatto lievemente acidulo fa da trampolino di lancio ai malti torrefatti e ai luppoli, generando una sinergia magistrale che si chiude in un nota citrica. Forse troppo carbonata, ma non stona. Ottima!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma brings out smoked malt, roast and some bittersweet cocoa. Flavour brings out loads of roasted malt, smoked malt, some licorice, and a little wood. Quite smoky and woody after you drink more. The carbonation is too high for the style, making it less than easy drinking. Pleasant enough flavours, but the carbonation pulls this down a few pegs. Good, but flawed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (1923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2013
75 cl. sehr dickflüssig, Schokolade, Röstmalz. Der Hauptteil ist tiefgehend, voll, intensiv. Der Nachgeschmack ist lang, intensiv, trocken. Röstmalz mit leichter Säure. Toll intensiv und gelungen! --> 14/12/13/14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Pickle flavors don’t go well with roastiness and bitter resins. Either this bottle was poorly treated or there was a problem with the brew from the onset.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam sits atop the pure darkness.
-Roasted malts are well developed, but are bothered by the finishing acidity.
-The nose doesn’t show the problem as clearly as the flavor profile.
-The mouthfeel is otherwise rich but not obese.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de café. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une moyenen densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de café et d’houblon. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #5018)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1195) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
30cl Draught@4th Festival der Bierkulturen Köln 25/05/2013. True to style pitch black w/ cream, unctuous. Tar malts, grass-spiced hops prickling through. Some residual Kölsch lemonade caramel fruit sugars. Hense pleasant adhesive palate. Confident brew, solid, somewhat textbook ImpStout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Noire opaque ayant une énorme mousse qui menace de déborder à moitié servie. Une dentelle à grosses mailles décor les parois du verre. Odeurs de grains rôtis, de caramel et/ou de sucre cuit. Le goût est de mélasse, de tire-éponge, encore de caramel, le tout agrémenté de pointes acidulées, ou encore âcres par moment. Une amertume est présente en arrière-goût. L’alcool est bien intégré, camouflé, au travers la texture douce et onctueuse. (521-270113)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
750ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with small espresso like head. Long retention.
Aroma : Roasted malt, coffee and piny hops.
Taste : Piny and citrusy hops with roasted malt. Some coffee too. Light acidity on the finish but nothing too disturbing. Piny and citrusy notes on the finish.
Overall : Nicely balanced. A bit more hops than the average IS. Quite tasty and not too heavy. This is fairly good example of the style, well made and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
750ml bottle, pitch black color, with a big frothy pillowy tan head, with a yeasty, faint vinous fruity, chocolatey, espresso, black coffee nose, with a molasses, light cappuccino, burnt toast, burnt fruitcake note, and with some mild roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty, bitter chocolate baking bar accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty stewed apple, burnt dark dried fruitiness, light vinous, roasted, black, chocolate toasted malty character, with some black coffee, burnt toast, burnt bran muffin, roasted grind coffee bean, dark bitter chocolate, molasses flavours, and a faint flowery leafy, grassy hop undertone, leading towards a warming, yeasty, burnt dark dried fruitiness, faint vinous, molasses, black coffee, roasted malty bitterness finish.

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