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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chocolate truffles, cocoa, espresso coffee, burnt currants, the sweetness of a sherry - all come to mind when enjoying an Imperial Stout. A rich porter of English origin brewed to withstand the long voyage from London to Czarist Russia. The classic "Winter Warmer". Big, Strong, Malty Stout.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5939) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, ochre-ish tan head. Sweet-ish dark malty aroma, notes of latte macchiato, white coffee, nut-flavoured cream, treacle, a touch of molasses and liquorice, minimally waxy and leafy overtones. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of treacle, sweet liquorice (Sholz), latte macchiato, interludes of cola, very well hidden alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
23rd April 2016
Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Odd dark malts, rich and with a trace of cream but also carrying a distinctly tea like tang. Light floralness and a touch of dark fruits. Finishes dry and spicy. Mmm. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Aroma: intense filter coffee, chocolate, toasted malts. Appearance: black small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: lightly acidic, citrus, dark, toasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Overall: decent Imperial Stout, well-rounded. Pint at Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draft: Poured a deep black with a nice tan head. Aroma is very roasty and dark. Taste is roasted malts and bakers chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Twangy nose with caramel, brown sugar, and some mild dark fruit. Raisins, anise, licorice in the mouth. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (272) - - MAR 29, 2016
3/29/16. Bomber bought 11/2014. Min head and carbonation. Light lacing. Very subtle nose. Aging has played down the fruit and amped the dark roasty notes. Not as nice a mouthfeel as I would have expected for 10%. A bit one dimensional ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15907) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is chocolate, molasses, light peppery spice, roast malt, charr. Taste comprises toffee fudge, chocolate cake, molasses, roast malt, faint spicy bite. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok impy if a touch simplistic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7508) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Pours black with a tiny head. Aroma of dark malts, weak roast with roasted coffee and a nice liquorice note. Taste is light sweet, with a decent roasted dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a small tan head that laces the glass and settles into a ring. Notes of fudge, dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth, burnt brown sugar, and some citrusy bitterness. Finishes sweeter after a bitter middle. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Decent imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8027) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Black coloured pour with a lasting fine tan head. Aroma is light roast, berry, dark choc. Flavour is bitter roast, ashy, tangy berry. Light coffee. Lingering ashy roast.


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