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Brewed by Milton
Style: Imperial Stout
Cambridge, England
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator range.
Imperial Roman Stout - an enormous, luscious and velvety stout. Bursting with dark, roasty flavour with an underlying vanilla richness.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, November 2006. Almost black in colour. Lots of roast malt and creamy chocolate in the aroma. More of the same on the palate, with a developing burnt and hoppy bitterness. Some fruity notes too and a hint of flowery violets. Also sweetish coffee, although the overall impression is not sweet at all due to the balance produced by the bitterness. Full mouthfeel although drinks more easily than 7.5% ABV would suggest (actually I noted this down as 7.6% but no matter). An all round excellent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nomad (18) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Cask at Manchester Winterfest. Rich, black stout with mocha malt, iodine, fruit, liquorice and a hint of rum. This is fine but Im not as blown away as I expected to be and on the night, the St Petersburg nicked it on points.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Maltings, York 09/05/2009 Fruity aroma. Black strong in alcohol and fruity with some dryness and bitterness in a crisp warming slight roast finish. 2. Cask Stillage at NWAF The Venue, Miles Platting 20/01/2010 Fruity aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and spicy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2009
Cask handpump at 3rd Wellington Beer Festival 09, Wellington Arms, Bedford. Black with a small brown head. Buttery paint aroma with leather, some natural gas and some blackcurrant. . Some fruitiness also in the taste, which is like an apple and blackberry crumble with custard. Slight bitterness. Superb beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbw2008 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2009
Cask @ Pembury Tavern Big bold imperial stout. Black as night and full of rich roasted flavours, hints of vanilla and expesso coffee. Gorgeous

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at the White Lion, Norwich, "Boxing Day Expedition" crawl, 26th Dec 08. Very, very dark brown, near black. Soft, pillowy malt taste with tons of fruit in every sip. Lots of red wine flavours too, tons of smooth flavours, dark caramel and vanilla. Superb stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
Bottle at chris_o’s teabagging is my job mate tasting, many thanks go out to doppleganger for having the balls to open a 6 month old cask to bottle swing top bottle full of goodness. The tartness is awsome, its not ruined, like its just good tart berry rich awsomeness, however roasty character stops it from being high five goodness. Very drinkable and i think i did like 150ml of the 500mls whuich is impressive at such a tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Hand-bottled on 2/16/08 thanks to some very generous folks from across the pond!! Poured a clear, deep garnety-brown with some scattered bubbles for head when agitated. The aroma showcased darker fruit skins, and had a lovely, deeply-rooted roasty dark chocolate and fresh coffee presence beneath.. warmth brought out more of that coffee, and this really presented itself well. The flavor began with smooth drawn dark chocolate and fresh coffee grounds washing slowly over the tip of the tongue.. the middle was quite delightful with caramel joining the fray.. dark chocolate backing with coffee bitterness and a light fruity tartness around the edges.. very little if any alcohol apparent on the long, rewarding finish. Medium-bodied with low carbonation (not surprised by that) on the palate.. all the elements really seemed to come together for this one. Excellent brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Merton Winter BF. A black beer with a tiny ring of off-white bubbles. The aroma is smoky and roasty. The taste is roasty and full of dark malts. Some lactose and some berry sweetness with licquorice hints also. A good body to a nice tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2008
Hand bottle at home ... From the Merton Winter Beer Festival 08 ... Huge Huge Huge thanks to FIN for this ... Deep solid balck ... no head ... quit still again i suspect the hand bottling ... light roast chocolate malt ... Deep dark roasts ... Deep solid roast malts ... lots of chocolate ... some hops show through but well balanced ... some roast coffee and like Svesse i do think i pick up a little soy sauce. 4.2 as it stands but i think its body suffers a little through the hand bottling.


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