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RATINGS: 805   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.


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 (1461) - 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 (3567) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. Pours very dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma is mostly dark roasted grain(burnt), with some coffee in the background. Initial flavor is all chocolate, with a little coffe in the finish. Some warming alcohol. Little thin for an impy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Dark burgundy with a frothy tan head. Very sprightly nose; fragrantly fruity and yeasty. Creamy, milkshake-like mouthfeel was awesome. Notes of milk chocolate and dark toast. Kind of musty. Fruity aromas in the background. Rich and tasty ... except for a little dish rag. Dryish, bitter and slightly burnt finish. Overall, pretty tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2005
22oz bomber - Pours deep brown with a fluffy tan head that laces the glass and sticks around. Aroma is of baking chocolate and a touch of coffee. Flavor is coffee, molasses and a touch of that bitter chocolate to finish it off. The chocolate lingers a bit after each swallow. On the palate this is thick but not as thick as other Imperials that I have had.. It finishes a little dry and the alcohol warming can be felt after each sip. Quite creamy and delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours a very dark borwn, small off white head. Aroma of bitter chocolate. Flavor is full of more chocolate, roasty malt. One dimensional flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle shared by Blake. Black body, thick tan head. Molassesy dark malted aroma. Super mouthfeel! Rich and not much carbonation. Sweet rich coffee / molasses flavor with warming alcohol tha fits well. Dark chocolate finish. Very enjoyable.


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