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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Special Release Series. Rich, full bodied and surprisingly smooth, Imperiale Stout has a big roast hit up front, and rich, dark malt flavors balanced with ample hop bitterness to finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1090) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber, thanks ctomson! Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate malt. Pours black with one finger of light brown head that sticks around and not much lacing. Rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors to start. Finishes smooth, but just a hair dry with a touch of hop bitterness before it smooths out again and leaves only chocolate on the palate. Excellent imperial stout!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
The aroma is not especially enticing, chocolate, booze, odd sour milk. The appearance is black, off white head. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, booze, pine. The flavor is an improvement over the aroma. The finish is roast, sweet, pine. Enduring. Medium, medium/thick in body. Decent, pretty good overall. Not a standout in this style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
A pint of black with a thick brown foam. Light liqueur scent with chocolate highlights. Tasty rich dark chocolate mousse with nice bitterness. An elegant aperitif.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is chocolate with maybe a hint of licorice and dark fruits and light roasted grains. Taste is a raisin and chocolate malty sweetness with a hint of licorice and a grassy hop bitterness. A little light in body for the style with light carbonation. Overall, this is a smooth, easy drinking IMPY that could sneak up on you quickly if you had more than a couple.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1648) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aromas of pine hops and metal. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Flavors of metal rods, roasted line cones. Alcohol is apparent. Sharp and slightly offensive. This is mediocre at best, but Iíll chug it because Iím ISO high boost tonight.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1347) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Heavy on the chocolate. Impressive looking pour, just like youíd expect for an imperial stout. The ABV is deceptive...not as boozy as expected. Cool logo on the box too, with the domes reminiscent of St. Basilís in Moscow. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bomber poured into a snifter..dark pour with fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..dry,malty coffee taste.pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2796) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bomber from whole foods 14th. Pours dark obviously. Dark chocolate, bitter, some espresso. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a nice deep dark mahogany body that supports with a somewhat thin mocha colored head. The aroma offers up an even mix of black licorice, chocolate and dark roasted to burnt maltiness as well as a bit of dark roasted coffee, molasses and more chocolate into the end of the draw. The taste starts with some sweetness, dark roasted malts, some chocolate and black licorice spiciness. It smooths out to midway with some molasses and dark chocolate joining all of the roastiness. Pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black color . Sweet malty with no boozy taste really. Easy drinking. Not bad.


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