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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Poured a dark brown color with a ruby tint and light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, some alcohol and then some dark fruits began to show. Lastly came some chocolate. Flavor was chocolatey with some acidic hop flavors. Semi-dry with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Black with brown highlights and a thin tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some floral notes, dark caramel, leather and cocoa. Huge body with a slick but dusty mouthfeel. Somewhat tart and lactic front flavors moving into char, expresso and vanilla and finishing bitter. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Sonoma wine Exchange, Sonoma, Ca. - 22 oz bomber. Enjoyed this while looking out my hotel’s 17th story window overlooking downton San Francisco. Dark brown to black pour, slightly thin - can see the light through it. Medium thick mocha colored pour. Aroma has a slight touch of soy sacue with some underlying coffee. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, day old coffee with some licorice to sweeten it up. Mouthfeel is decently thick, not really creamy though. Very decent Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
Translucent, dark burgundy body with an ample, uniform, slowly-receding tan head. Aroma is a bit hot but includes dark bittersweet chocolate, blackberries, rum raisin, and caramel. Flavor has notes of tobacco, anise, chocolate, black coffee, and some sherry character from light oxidation. Medium-high sweetness balanced by spicy alcohol and medium bitterness. Not overly dextrinous, but good texture and some lively carbonation on the tongue. A nice, distinct impy. Latent thanks to TannerTavernboys.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
22 oz. bottle. The head on this dark dark brown pour was so small, that I wasn’t sure if it was even carbonated. The second pour I got a little more wild and made myself some foam. Wonderful chocolate coffee aromas. Molassas and toffee all the way through. Flavors were choloclate malt and coffee with just a touch of aclohol that was otherwise pretty well masked. Roasty and a slightly heated finish. Nice brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2011 Blind imperial stout tasting. I was pretty drunk by the time we got to this beer, but I remember it being tasty. I’d love to have it again, as I took no actual notes, just numbers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2005
A lot of chocolate sweetness in the aroma with some coffee notes beneath that. Deep black with a thumb thick mocha head. Burnt coffee and chocolate..not roasted burnt, like smores over a campfire. Very rich maltiness to it. Lots of lacing and a very pleasing mouthfeel. Almost feels like a chilled esperesso with a shot of chocolate liquer in it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1454) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Nice, deep colored ale with a grainy texture much like the Hopsickle toned down to a Cali pale ale. Feel like the proximity to hop country floats through the vast majority of beers I’ve sampled here as well they should I suppose.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2005
22 oz bottle. Pours black with thin tan head that diminishes. No lacing. Very thin looking stout from the pour. Aroma doesn’t come out and hit you like some other Imp Stouts. Mild mocha coffee aroma. Tastes like bitter espresso with a hint of sweetness. Pretty thin mouthfeel, not oily at all. I think the 10% is hidden well, a little more evident as it warms. Mocha taste lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3541) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2005
22 oz bottle-pours almost pitch black with a very small off-white head. Doesnt really look that imperial esqe-the pour was not oily-just looked like a normal stout. big rum rasin aroma comes at you at first wiff-pretty nice i must say. notes of fudge, carmel, char, and some alcohol. Flavors are roasty, burnt, with some nice rum rasin tones. THe body is just too lite for this beer i must say. Im callilng this expedition lite. Some nice toffee flavors come out in the finish. This beer has good balance and flavors, but just needs a better body to transport them.


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