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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (354) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2005
I hold this glass of motor oil in front of a lamp and no light escapes through it’s black heart. Fumes of roasted coffee drift from the darkness. Nice balance of coffee and cocoa. Lingering light plum/cherry flavors. Quite drinkable for an imperial stout. I’ll have to grab a few bottles and store.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
5/16/05: Bottle.
Large initial head. Black-brown opaque body. Minimal lace. Chocolate malt aroma with a touch of alcohol. Flavor is malty with coffee and cherry tones. Slightly tart. Finishing hops present.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vaportrail (14) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Dark brown brew with creamy, carmel colored froth. Aroma of burnt, sweet fruit and hours old coffee. Smooth and robust on one’s palette--a nice combonation. Oily mouthfeel. Flavors of slightly bitter espresso. Expect an oily film to coat your mouth. This beer has so much alcohol, that one would expect to taste it, but you will not likely do so. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2005
This is a bottle I bought in 2003 and stored in my cellar. It pours a rich almost opaque black with a small brown head that dissapates quickly. Chocolate, coffee and some licorice are some of the aromas. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee,roasted malt, and some fruitiness are just some of the flavors in this complex beer. Alcohol isnt even noticable. This is a good easy sipping beer for a dark and stormy night!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2318) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 15, 2005
Thick and fluffy head with dark brown stout inside the glass. Once held against the light it is no longer opaque and a lot of debris can be seen floating around. Aroma has moderate amount of chocolate and mocha scent but also vanilla can be smelled too. Texture is oily and has a creamy and decent body. Flavor is well balanced between different malts: roasted and toasted. Bits of chocolate pieces, licorice, and a dark fruit of some sort. Slight sweetness left behind when i lick my upper left.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 Pours black like the oil that came out of my long overdue oil change. Seriously, this is completely opaque. I hold this beer up to the sun and it causes a solar eclipse. Aromas of burnt coffee. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and just good in general. Sweet tasting. Nice rich, thick mouthfeel. 10% alcohol? are you serious? I never even noticed it while I was drinking it. Relatively easy drinking for such a hefty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted mlat, and some coffee. Chocolately flavor. Smooth, bitter palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Pour is black with a nice tan head...coffee chocolate nose...taste is chewy coffee with some cocoa late in the mouth...finish is nice and lingering (in the good way)...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Nose-bittersweet chocolate and coffe with some fruit, banana, and spice on the back end. Grapey nose. Very nice velvet mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4011) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
A rich roasted aroma, with coffee, milk, and overall Starbucks character. Very dark brown, hazy, with a rich dark cream head. Coffee and chocolate, in the classic dimensions of an Imperial Stout, but a normal (average) palate. Overall a very drinkable imperial stout.


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