RateBeer
overall
99
83
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5423) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Black pour with thin lacy brown head. Aroma is roasty, rich roasted malt, light coffee, molasses, licorice. Taste is bitter, roasty with lingering licorice / dark chocolate. Palate is med-full bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has some ashy roast, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with more ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa, scorched earth. Full bodied with average carbonation. More strong bitterness to finish, charcoal, baking cocoa, earth, ash. Not bad, just a bit hard-edged.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at source. Moderate cocoa and chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Pitch black pour with a small off white head. Strong coffee and roast up front followed by a touch of cocoa powder. Slight alcohol noted in the ears. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3752) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at Moylans. Opaque black liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, raw sugar, dried fruit, chocolate and licorice. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of coffee, raw sugar, licorice and toast. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KennethArd (399) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2015
Aroma of coffee, cocoa & sweet orange. Black with large dark brown long lasting head. Medium sweet taste & dry hoppy finish. Medium body, creamy texture & low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4077) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from Boxbeers, thanks Jan for sharing. Thick, light beige, creamy head over a very dark chestnut brown beer with ruby hue but in general appearance very close to ink black. Pleasant aroma of bitter chocolate, dried banana, burnt wood, coffee grounds, wet hay, bayleaf, beef stock, black tea, haemoglobin iron, dry autumn leaves. Meaty and beefy, almost porcini-like umami flavours in onset paired with a restrained candied cherry sweetishness and a basic, light sourishness, soft carbo fit for the style. Oily, slick mouthfeel, a bit thinner than expected but providing enough structure and hauling from a rich, nutty and chocolatey maltiness with a ’natural’ iron touch, roasted in the end but not outspokenly coffeeish, some peppery hops adding further drought along with a dash of bourbon-like alcohol which otherwise remains well hidden for a beer of this strength. Well balanced ’basic’ example of the style, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1023) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is cocoa and rich chocolate, sweet and a little roasty, some coffee and creaminess. Taste is sweet for an imperial stout, but not cloying, some nice chocolate and coffee notes, again a little creamy. Low carbonation, a little thin but still very flavourful. Almost feels like it's on nitro.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cepos (14) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2015
Meget fin. God til risalamande! God duft af rister korn. Sort med brun skum ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19551) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Draft. deep opaque brown color, beige head. Aroma has dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste has raisins, cocoa, burnt espresso. Tasty.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 80


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50