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RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Typical looking Imperial with small but lingering head which remimded me of the head on a Guiness. Aroma of strong espresso and roasted malts with a hint of oreo cookie. Really smooth and alcohol is well hidden. Flavor is bitter chocolate, raisins and strong malts. Holds up well with a slightly dry finish at the end. Not as good as the Stone Imperial in my opinion which I had recently but hid the alcohol better than the Alesmith. Nice version of an Imperial and maybe worth aging a bit to smooth out the rough spots. Time will only tell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
A gift from the esteemed Fly. Initially, when quite cold, this thing screamed Milk! Cream! Chocolate and coffee abound. Very little dark fruitiness initially and the alcohol is nowhere to be sensed. Upon warming, a little sweetness of the plum variety and a little alcohol come through, but not strongly. Quite drinkable! Thanks, F.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2003
a litthle whit sediment, pretty good carbonation. Black, opaque body and a light brown glossy head. real dry barley nose, well roasted and alcoholic. ceral grains and some chocolate as well. Dry, highly alcoholic. well roasted, yet clean. pretty solid hop presence as well. a dry coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2003
dark stout body. Chocolate and coffee aroma. malty, coffee, chocolate and strong alcohol. palate is super, thick, light carbonation, with an aftertaste taste just like you just took a shot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Not quite as good as Rasputin, but close. This one is a little sweeter, creamier, and a little easier to drink. Taste cocoa and raison. Nice lace on glass. Surprisingly good. Will buy again as a good alternative to Rasputin

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Red black body topped by a small, creamy tan head. Aroma is malty -- chocolate, roasty and coffee, complemented with a bit of cherry/raisin fruitiness. Taste is strong cocoa, along with coffee and some raisin. Swallow is coffee bitter and mild alcohol burn. Leaves a nice warming sensation from the alcohol. A creamy, big-bodied beer, worthy of its style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Like my man Randy from AI always says..."whats up dawg...you did good...not great...you did your thing...very nice" OK OK. My wife makes me watch it! ;-) This beer had all the usual suspects of an Imperial. Coffee, Chocolate, and I even detected some dark fruits for good measure. I didn't think it was too sweet, but actually thought it was just right for my tastebuds. Whatever. Worth trying if you have never had it, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Very faint red hues when held to the light with a foamy brown head and a sweet grain nose. Sweet taste of refined sugar with a grainy bight to it. It feels a little thin for an imperial, especially a 10% imperial. An okay beer, but there are so many better out there.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
I didn't care much for this one. Very much on the sweet side. Dark color. Aroma of malt and roasted coffee. I thought the flavor was a little overwhelm by the sweetness. Sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
Smokey color, smokey smell, smokey taste,...blah blah blah uninteresting...................................


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