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Brewed by Maltus Faber
Style: Imperial Stout
Genova, Italy
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial is inspired to the dark and strong ales once brewed in England and exported to Russia to warm the Zars’ cold winters. It is a very dark beer, almost black, with a full body and notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Long, bitter finish. Can be paired with dark chocolate, best paired with a good cigar and a quiet conversation with friends


Silvan7's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silvan7 (1081) - Samarate, - JUN 17, 2013
On tap @ Il Giusto Gusto. Profuma di malto tostato, di caffè e di torbato. Colore scuro impenetrabile, con bella caduta e deposito. Schiuma tonaca di frate cremosa. Gusto un po’ sciapo. Non colpisce per nessuna predominanza, ma in generale è gustosa e piena. Sul finale ricorda un po’ la salamoia delle olive in barattolo. Manca di tenore alcolico. assomiglia più ad una standard stout che ad una imperial. Ad ogni modo si lascia bere.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenL8 (60) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Pours nice inky black with a thin layer of foam around the edges. Aroma is intriguing - roasty but with fruity/berry aromas. Has some berry vinegar/balsamico notes. Flavour is rich and roasty, also sweet and quite heavy. Not very bitter. Finishes sweet and rich and a little warming. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iquito (12) - - JUL 1, 2016
Solid imperial stout. Very dark and roasty in taste, long lasting and agreeable aftertaste. Slight hints of berries and for an imperial stout quite a light touch.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (13950) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
330mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of leather, red wine, and balsamic -- doesn’t smell like an imperial stout. Flavour brings out a mix of bitter molasses, licorice, some red wine, a little leather and balsamic. Finishes with cola and soy sauce. A lot different to typical North American impie stout. Intriguing, but not particularly impressive. Not so good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12409) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle - Lots of sweet molasses and cola notes. Jet brown with almost no head. Sweet dark malts, dark chocolate and a sweet finish. Very light and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4032) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks Stas and Max. Black. Cocoa and coffee with some coconut chips aroma, creamy, bitter, mild taste with some coconut. Full-bodied, smooth, toasted coconut finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey’s place. Thanks Stas & Max. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, nuts, a bit of licorice, a bit of dark fruit, some coffee, and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, roasty, with chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, caramel, a bit of coffee. Medium to full-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pils70 (124) - - DEC 12, 2015
Color marrone scuro al palato ha malti torrefatti, caffè e cioccolato con una strana nota indefinibile, che rovina un po questa birra tutto sommato ben fatta.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2014
Es una cerveza muy oscura, casi negro, con un cuerpo negro y notas de café, chocolate y regaliz., final amargo, la espuma no es abundante. Cerveza de excelencia y con aromas sorprendentes, Su cuerpo casi licor y vena etílico importante, es una cerveza para la meditación,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinte (499) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle 0.33L. Dark brown body with average, frothy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some lacing though. Heavy malty (caramel, roasted, coffee) aroma with notes of dark fruits, chocolate and some licorice. Heavy sweet flavour with moderate-to-heavy bitter character that grows towards the finish; salty notes of licorice in the finish. Full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Generous roastiness and dark chocolate morphs into leafy hoppiness and fruity yeast esters in this sizeable Imperial Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pure black .
-Coffee and chicory also appear in the first half.
-Malt character is dense.
-This one’s a tad too fruity yeasty for my tastes in the style.

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