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RATINGS: 748   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2455) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of TheJvD. Pours a very dark black beer with a medium sized beige head on top. Aroma is caramel, molasses, yeast and some dark sugar. Flavor is medium sweet, some oak in there. The sweetness is defintely present in there, not so overwhelming. Medium long, sweet aftertaste. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag, courtesy of theJVD. Poured a clear dark brown with a round bubbly tan head. The aroma is malt liqourice. The flavour is medium bitter with a light watery hop spice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3298) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, slightly spicy, some strange molasses. Flavor is roasted, creamy, a bit watery. Nice brew, but somehow a bit disturbing, although I don’t know why...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is chocolate, roast, liquorice, molasses, etc. Flavour is roasty bitter liquorice. Somehow a bit empty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to Thejvd. Pours dark brown with a ring beige head. Aroma of chocolate, alcohol, raisins, overripe dark fruit. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to TheJVD. Pours almost black. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and licorice. Moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Sample @nieuwjaarsborrel. Thin tan head. Clear black pour. A lovely amooth imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7817) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
Deep dark foxy red-amber beer pours viscously to medium, rather thick russet-brown head. Sweet, burnt malts, and a minty, fresh hoparoma, perfumy; dark chocolate; Bitter, hoppy, metallic, resin, roasted. Again this soapy, perfumy streak. More pine in the finish, with bitter chocolate, crème brulée. Warming up, roasty nuts, again metallic tainted; Long lasting bitterness, Always a tad metallic over the roastiness. Well-bodied, very slick to oily. Bit strange stout, as if something else was envisaged first.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
From beerilicous iPhone app: milk chocolate burnt coffee aroma. Clear black with rocky brown head. Light to heavy bitterness. Full body thick and creamy. Soft carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2842) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
04-JAN-2014, bottle @home, brought by Morten. Dark, dark Brown with lasting, lacing tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee. Taste the same with toast and berries. Full body, medium carbonation, dry. Finish hoppy. Fine Imperial Stout.


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