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RATINGS: 799   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


Beerenberger's rating

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Aroma of chocolate, malts, dark fruit, combined with a wonderful hint of funk. An opaque dark brown pour with a rocky, mostly lasting, tan head and tons of lacing. The taste reveals chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malts, hints of roasted coffee, along with some grain in the finish. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste. Smooth medium-full mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. Overall, a winner! An excellent Imperial Stout. Will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (20809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
23rd April 2016
Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Odd dark malts, rich and with a trace of cream but also carrying a distinctly tea like tang. Light floralness and a touch of dark fruits. Finishes dry and spicy. Mmm. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Aroma: intense filter coffee, chocolate, toasted malts. Appearance: black small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: lightly acidic, citrus, dark, toasted malts, bittersweet chocolate. Overall: decent Imperial Stout, well-rounded. Pint at Bottle Shop, Bermondsey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 24, 2016
Draft: Poured a deep black with a nice tan head. Aroma is very roasty and dark. Taste is roasted malts and bakers chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Twangy nose with caramel, brown sugar, and some mild dark fruit. Raisins, anise, licorice in the mouth. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (262) - - MAR 29, 2016
3/29/16. Bomber bought 11/2014. Min head and carbonation. Light lacing. Very subtle nose. Aging has played down the fruit and amped the dark roasty notes. Not as nice a mouthfeel as I would have expected for 10%. A bit one dimensional ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15554) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is chocolate, molasses, light peppery spice, roast malt, charr. Taste comprises toffee fudge, chocolate cake, molasses, roast malt, faint spicy bite. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok impy if a touch simplistic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (7394) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Pours black with a tiny head. Aroma of dark malts, weak roast with roasted coffee and a nice liquorice note. Taste is light sweet, with a decent roasted dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a small tan head that laces the glass and settles into a ring. Notes of fudge, dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth, burnt brown sugar, and some citrusy bitterness. Finishes sweeter after a bitter middle. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Decent imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Black coloured pour with a lasting fine tan head. Aroma is light roast, berry, dark choc. Flavour is bitter roast, ashy, tangy berry. Light coffee. Lingering ashy roast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3423) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, light dried fruit. Quite sweet. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate and mocha, with a light coffee bitter finish. Body is medium to full, smooth and creamy, with soft carbonation.


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