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RATINGS: 753   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyPete (27) - - JAN 15, 2012
A rich chocolate, coffee flavored 10% Imperial Stout. Pours black, with a small light brown head. Wonderful Imperial Stout Aroma. Love the richness of this beer. Don’t drink too cold as flavours burst out as the beer warms up.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5968) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"BIG, chewy goodness. They hit the nail on the head with this one. They do "big" beers well. This has all the attributes one looks for in an imperial stout, nothing bad. One of their best, but it doesn’t age as well as hoped. 4.1 bottle...4.3 tap."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
650 ml bottle,, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.0%. Black colour, large tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, burnt raisins, vanilla and mild coffee. Medium sweet flavour, notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak, old sherry and mild coffee. Outstanding!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
180813: Deep black imperial stout with a nice brown foam. Roasted coffee / chocolate flavor. Rich roasted flavor with notes of coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dexcansino (463) - 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 (2850) - 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 (1994) - 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 (2436) - 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 (2247) - 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 (2172) - 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 (5755) - 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.


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