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RATINGS: 803   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.


Grovlam's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4205) - Copenhagen, - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. [Blind tasting session @ Sk8viking] #17 Large creamy light brown head that mostly lasted. Excellent lacing. Pitch black color. Aroma was molasses, chocolate, coffee, roasted and nutty. A surprising fruity notes like peach and melon with some dry fruit in there as well. Full bodied with a soft carbonation. Excellent sweet finish.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4622) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
(Moylans Ryan Sullivans Imperial Stout) From a 650ml bottle at MOUt bierfestival, Nijmegen. 150 ml glass. Black coloured body, tall and thick brown head on top, with good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice. Nice taste with roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, ash, mild bitterness and only a touch of alcohol. Medium thick body, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (783) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
@ Malt beer festival Nijmegen. Unclear black colored beer with a small beige cup, low carbonation. Tastes fruity, malty, caramel, little smoke, chocolate and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (900) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2016 Taster @ Mout Bierfestival, Nijmegen. Pitch black, beige foamy head. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee, leather, smoke, light red fruits, vanilla and lightly sweet, bitter finish. Well balanced. Good body, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6169) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
650ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, ochre-ish tan head. Sweet-ish dark malty aroma, notes of latte macchiato, white coffee, nut-flavoured cream, treacle, a touch of molasses and liquorice, minimally waxy and leafy overtones. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of treacle, sweet liquorice (Süßholz), latte macchiato, interludes of cola, very well hidden alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , 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 (3172) - 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 (4385) - 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 (10445) - 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 (280) - - 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 (16423) - 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.


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