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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (783) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
A bottle that is at least a year or two old. Aroma is surprisingly complex with nice roast and bitter chocolate. Light tobacco, ash and leather. Some prune and plum notes. Medium light vegetal anise note that is more apparent as it warms. Some light cardboard occupation notes. Hints of alcohol. Pours black with a moderately thick light mocha head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is similar to aroma with quite a bit of roast and some light bitter chocolate notes. Moderate ash and light tobacco and leather. Some light prune and raisin. Moderate bitterness and light alcohol spice. Some wet cardboard and soy sauce oxidation in medium low amounts. Lingering bitterness, roast and light fennel note. More alcohol as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light bodied and slightly oily with medium low carbonation. Medium astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall the aroma is pretty decent with a lot of complexity but unfortunately the flavor is dominated by astringent roast and some unpleasant oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4502) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
pours very dark brown with a small light beige cap, some retention and lacing. rich and dense milk chocolate, few burnt caramel and dark red fruity notes, ightly smoked roasted malts, molasses, wood, coffee and a pinch of dirt. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, sweet and grassy-softly resinous finish. nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1248) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and liquorice – with a bitter finish. ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, lots of coffee. Sweet flavour, caramel, coffee, light fruity, red fruits. Coffee finish, milk chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Nice and very drinkable.
(From 66cL bottle @ Benzai’s place. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Very nice stout. Pours deep dark brown with thick creamy cocoa head. Aromas of coffee, bread, raw dough, and there is a fruity sweetness... Grapes maybe. Bitter chocolate, roasted malts, some hops. Quality brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bax (1147) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
(bottle 13/10-2013) Medium brown head, light hoppy roasted aroma, chocolate light roasted taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On draft at the GABF 2013. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate nose with grassy hop flavors. Moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (676) - California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
This dark black beer has a pleasing sweet aroma. It has a slightly bitter taste but vanilla and bourbon notes punctuate this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2662) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small, lacing and tan head. Aroma of dark, roasted malt, licorice and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice impy. indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Voldby Ølmesse, DK. Bottled, 310813. Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with chocolate, liqourice and alcohol

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