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RATINGS: 750   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Pitch black with a half finger of tan head. Rich smelling. Roasted and burnt malt, chocolate and licorice. Starts like a milk stout, a little sweet, then quickly turns to burnt, super burnt malt overpowering everything in sight, slight bittering at the end. Smooth texture, a fair level of carbonation, kind of crisp. The taste is really bold and in your face burnt malt. That may not be enjoyable to some, but I liked it. This is not a shy beer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dexcansino (446) - Andalucía, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2014
Negra, negra, negra. Huele a cereal. Sabor a toffee, café expresso, chocolate negro. Una delicia.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is burnt sugar, raisins, chocolate, toffee, taste is dry, bitter, toffee, chocolate, smoky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin (1883) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle in Marietta, GA. Opaque, brown-black with a small, quickly disappearing tan head and no lacing. Simple aroma if chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, toffee and mild citric/piney hops. Medium body and medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. Nice, roasty, mocha big stout that is all too easy to drink for a 10% brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
Black as midnight in the glass with a deep tan crown that throws a thin, weaving lace. Strong note of savoury, fruit mince, currants and raisins, and burnt fruit sugars on the nose with little hints of aniseed, damp top-soil, burnt rye bread, coffee dregs, and buttery chocolate ganache - sutlry. Dry and light on first sip. Really did not expect that. Great depth of dark malts. Dusty, earthy and peaty with rough roasted coffee bean and charred wood edges. Powdery Dutch cocoa and bitter sweet chocolate along with just a little umami meatiness and kelp. Woody, bitter malt finish; plenty of length with that ABV remaining well restrained. Would have loved to see more body in this one. The carbonation a mere prickle but it is leftfield of being smooth on the palate. This is a great beer, loved quaffing it but it is unexpectedly short of the "cigar beer" proclaimed on the label. Good stuff overall though! (1pint. 6fl.oz, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Dark body. Sweet cocoa aroma. Fruity dried fruit taste. Chocote. Belgian candy. Nice stout.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Inbreak (2009) - 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!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5605) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2311) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john_chaney (16) - - 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.


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