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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Rating #2800. 650ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, not completely opaque as some red brown highlights can be seen. Holds a low sitting light brown head. Very chocoaltely nose, lighter roast and coffee. Taste has chocolate, coffee, caramel. Finishes with chocolate notes and coffee and caramel/sugar. Light hop bitterness - some lasting leafy notes and roasty bitterness that sticks around. Full bodied, but not heavy feeling. Alcohol integrates well. A nice Impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Legacy, Vancouver; 9.8% ABV
The color is almost black, with very small head. Mild aroma, caramel, rye bread, sweet. Sweet but not syrupy; the dark caramel dominates the flavor, with notes of chocolate, leather, biscuits, but also with a fruity touch. The alcohol and hop resins create a warming feeling in the final.
Agile, pedestrian. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of licorice, caramel and nuts. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee, chocolate, licorice, caramel and an alcoholic touch. Rather full-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Poured from a 22. Aroma is sweet and slightly boozy, but not overly boozy. Flavor is sweet like caramel and apples, almost like a candy apple. Finish is very smooth. Very easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, boozy, and roasty, with hints of chocolate, toffee, dates, and leather. Taste/Palate: sweet, creamy, and thick; finishes slightly astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle, shared at post-festival party. Dark brown with a dense mocha head. Cocoa, coffe, cream, hints of dark fruits. Earthy and sweet, with only moderate bitterness. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Draft at Kex Histel in Reykjavik, Iceland, obviously. Clear maroon color. Aroma of coffee grounds and bitter cocoa. Taste is rich burnt cocoa. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Tap at Kex. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and coffee malt, prunes and figs, molasses and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet and rich dark malt, dark fruits, molasses, earthy hops, light bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2777) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Beer #10 of 13 in blind tasting.
Light colored head. Very smooth and balanced flavors, no "imperial" at all. Earthy and woodsy malts. Low hop, low acidity. My top rated beer of the tasting.
For the aggregate, this fell slightly above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Imperial stout blind tasting, #10 of 13. Near black pour, offwhite khaki head. Roast. Nuts. Coconut. Somewhat sweet. Light roast. Slick, oily. Mini marshmallow. Right in the middle of the pack.

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