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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, roasted malts, light chocolate, bitter, and faint coffee. Nice palate, chewy malts, alcohol, coffee, easy finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Sample at the taproom. Pours flat black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of dark chocolate, espresso and hops. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Can thanks to wchesser..Pour is dark black black with a thin tan head..Nose is nice roast, chocolate, spice, musty, peanut butter..Tatse is nice chocolate, spice, dark chocolate, peanut butter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zjdipaolo (20) - - MAR 3, 2014
3/3/14. With Sue. Single can. Dillon, CO. Nice, dark, thick appearance with a pleasant coffee-bitter chocolate aroma. Not my favorite Russian Imperial, but definitely one I would snag a 6-pack of once in a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Thick black pour with thicker mocha head. Smell is dark roast, sweet malts, hint of dark fruit, some minerals. Taste is really smooth creamy malts, roast, smooth thick coffee, but the breakfast blend type that is really easy drinking. As it warms a hint of char creeps in. Bits of vanilla and caramel. Very nice and medium full palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Goblet at the brewery. Very dark and viscous pour. Chewy aroma with cacao nibs, espresso, raisins, earth. Itís a big stout, great on a cool winter night like tonight. I get vanilla wafers in the flavor, buried beneath espresso, hickory and cacao. Tasty, roasty sipper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Can. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate syrup), lightly hoppy (resin), with notes of cheese, alcohol, unripe banana, marshmallow, vanilla, light note of sour veggies. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, heavily alcoholic. As soon as I popped the can open, I stuck my nose to the hole to get a preview of the aroma and my head jerked back involuntarily at the first note that greeted me: cheese. Once poured into a glass, that note is no longer quite as dominant, but still pervasive. There are other, nicer aromas too, thankfully (the unripe banana of Expedition, for example), but overall itís just not very clean and the mouth experience is not that great...watery-syrupy texture, threatens to be thin-bodied for its size, and a stronger alcohol burn than 9% would suggest. Definitely has some potential but itís fairly rough around the edges, especially that dang cheesy odor and the mild acrid vegetal smell.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (458) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Can. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Smells extremely chocolatey and sweet! Has a very chocolately taste, very dry finish. Tart but really flavorful. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at Colorado Plus. Jet black with a light brown head and light lacing. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, earthy bitterness, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, caramel and dark fruit. Medium body with a lingering, light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (195) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
My taste buds are kind of off on Imperial Stouts after Ten Fidy. This is good, significantly smokier, and lower in the totem pole. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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