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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Dark body. Sweet cocoa aroma. Fruity dried fruit taste. Chocote. Belgian candy. Nice stout.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
16.05.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy light brown mediumlasting head. Aroma is very strange, wet cardboard, unripe banana, alcohol, dark malts, sour coffee, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry and harsh, grass, cardboard, hops, hay, burnt coffee, roasted grain, licorice, oak, hints of unripe banana. Medium bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Holy crap on a cracker!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home
Quickly disappearing head. Deep cocoa aroma with some licorice and semi-dark chocolate. Feels heavy and sweet. Flavour has licorice, some hayish tones and cocoa. Finishes with some salty licorice. Also some vanilla tones at the end of the bottle. Feels a bit thin, I’d expect 10% ABV IS to be more rich. After all this waiting (tried even two years ago to buy this from the brewery but I was out of luck) this is a disappointment. Not bad but I expected more. There’s even a slight hop-related(?) off-flavour present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Black pour with a creamy thin beige head .... aroma of cocoa, espresso, burnt roasted malts, chocolate malts and black licorice ..... .taste is of black licorice, roasted malts, coffee, dark bitter cocoa, light almost lactose sugar sweet and a bitter hop bite on the tail end ..... mouthfeel is oily and slick ..... abv slightly there in the taste more so in the aroma ... finishes bitter, dry with a lingering roasted and bitter hop bite .... excellent stuff complex and tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Neiman’s place. Thanks Neiman. Black with a big bubbly brown head. Heavily roasted aroma with dark chocolate, mocha and a strong vegetal character. Bittersweet roasty flavor, a bit vegetal, with some chocolate, coffee and a bitter finish, burnt and a bit hoppy. Rather full-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_chaney (18) - - MAR 15, 2014
Poured vigorously from a 22 oz bomber into a oversized wine goblet. Pours very dark brown with a half finger light brown head that fades quickly. Carbonation is fine and persistant. Nice legs. Aroma is chocolatey with a good amount of biscuit. This is true of the taste as well chocolate, coffee, and biscuit with just a bit of dark fruit at the end. Another very good beer from Moylan’s. Very similar to Oskar Blues TenFidy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3007) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2014
22 oz bottle, aged for about 1 year, served in a Belgian snifter. Pours basically black in the glass, covered by a dark tan head that has decent retention. very good lacing. Aroma: inviting if a bit tame Flavor: rich and complex, with a very solid base of dark roasted grains. Hints of black coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and dark fruits. Lasting and pleasant aftertaste. Mildly bitter. O: has all the traits of a fine RIS without any detectable flaws. Well done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RiccelliAdriel (5) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Uma Stout de respeito, apesar do teor alcóolico elevado, é bastante equilibrada, seu tom de chocolate esta de acordo com seu aroma defumado, perfeita para acompanhar um charuto ou cachimbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (944) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014
Not really malty. Just herbal bitter and tremendously complex. Salty, with plenty of chocolate, coffee and what must be crude oil. Wow, this is the oiliest beer ever, I feel like Daniel Plainview drinking it. "There it is, that’s a straw, you see? You watching?. And my straw reaches acroooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake... I... drink... your... milkshake!" Now I must find Eli to bash his head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
Süß-herber Kaffeantrunk. Die Malzigkeit ist vor allem im Mittelteil vollmundig, hier kaum noch süß. Kaffee, Schokolade, trocken. Herb schokoladiger und vollmundiger Abgang mit Toffeenoten. 10/12/11/12/11/12

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