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RATINGS: 990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Our take on the stout brewed by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malted barley in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors like dark chocolate, coffee and anise.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (281) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours opaque dark chocolate brown, rich, dark khaki head. Aromatic - bready, pumpernickel, toast, slightly sweet, hints of treacle and licorice. Taste is balanced with a slight edge towards sweet. Palate is chewy and creamy. Finish is long, lingering sweet pumpernickel. Overall, excellent Imperial

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3340) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep brown nealy black with a small to average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Impy indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle at Cafe Servaas, Maastricht. Deep dark brown, foamy beige head. Roasted malty nose and taste big on dark chocolate, espresso, creamy too, done dried fruits, lightly smokey. Dry, alcoholic and bitter finish. Big body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3986) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle camping in France. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, soy sauce, molasses and some bready yeast. Flavor is very bitter, dry, burnt malts and quite black. Not a hint of sweetness in this one. Decent body and a smooth texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Guinn on his front porch. Pours black with a mocha head. Lots and lots of chocolate some dark fruits bs slight anise. Pretty sweet. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (10906) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, average to medium sized brown head that lasts for quite a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, some chocolate. Taste malts, again a touch of roast and quite some chocolate, subtly bitter. Oily texture, medium body, medium carbonation. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (412) - - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma full of cherries, rasins and coffee. Also yoghurt, cream, hops, bread. Very divers! Realy black with a brown foamy head that vinanish pretty quicly. Big body! Cherries, strawberries rasims and anise. Very malty breadlike and some great haylike hops on the background. A little dry bittersweet (hops vs rasins) aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (620) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Pitch black beer with a yellowish head. Smell is sweet dark fruits mixed with lots of liquorice, chocolate and coffee. Yoghurt, roasted nuts, almost leaning towards a black ipa. Taste is bitter sour, oily and fizzy, creamy, and very sweet. Bitter hoppiness. Raisins, alcoholic twang.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
mjik83 (1042) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
35,5cl flesje bij Servaas, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9,2% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal Uiterlijk: zwart met mooi cremelaagje Aroma en smaak: koffie, caramel, chocolade, donker fruit Conclusie: stout aan de fruitig kant, niet slecht

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 27, 2015
Das Bier ist sehr dunkelbraun, fast schwarz mit einer großen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Vanille, reifen dunkel Früchten, Kakao. Geschmack nach sehr viel Karamell, Vanille, süß, Anis, Kakao, leicht alkoholisch, gut!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2343) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
bottle at home, bought online. very deep dark brown colour with a tanned head. roasted malts, caramel, liqorice, anise,dark chocolate, some weak hint of vanilla, soft carbonation. just a average imperial stout

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