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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours BLACK with a small light brown head. It has a sweet malty aroma with coffee and chocolate. The Flavor has some dried fruits, chocolate, and espresso flavor. The finish is very sweet and full bodied!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is sweet malts and coffee and a hint of alcohol. Aroma is coffee, dark roasted malts, and a pronounced alcohol hit in the back of the palette.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (233) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a nice 1-finger cascading brown head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts. Flavor is bitter roasted malts, some subtle hoppiness, and sweet caramel with hints of liquorice. Has a syrupy mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish. Not the best stout in the world, but solid and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Black with little to no head. Tastes like light sweet dark fruits andbitter coffee with a bit of alcohol and malts!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 22, 2010
12 oz. bottle, black pour, brown head that turned more tan as it diminished. Aromas were of a sweet stout, chocolate milky. Taste is crazily malty. Like Young’s Double Chocolate malty. Can’t believe it’s an imperial stout. Wife insists it has fruity flavors too. It is really, really drinkable (quaffable even!) but not similar to most imperials. Interesting...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Decent aroma, but nothing amazing (malt, roast). Taste isn’t quite as deep as some Imperial Stouts, but is roasty with some notes of alcohol. Mouthfeel is thinner. Finish lasts moderately. Not my favorite Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
The aroma isn’t mindblowing but certainly solid, typical stout coffee and chocolate notes, along with a little astringency due to the high ABV. Taste is where this excels, very aggressive chocolate and alcohol bite, but goes down smoothly and sweetly. Slightly bitter liquor aftertaste. A big boy’s beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle sample at work... gosh, just not very impressed with this one. Aroma was fine, plenty going on but a bit weak. Appearance was opaque, great creamy head. Hard to take anything away from it. Taste was a real let down... salty! Bitter but without anything to put it in balance. Palate redeemed the taste a bit, creamy and smooth. Overall, it would be a fine Imperial Stout... but something going on in the taste really retracted from the experince. As impressed as I am with the Imperial White, I was really hoping for more here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2009
12 oz bottle. Heard good things from my local beer guy, decided to give one of Sam Adams Imperial’s a shot. Pours a dark black with a tiny tan head that disappates quickly. Smells of dark chocolate, some coffee, brown sugar, and perhaps some black licroice. Very intense smells. Tastes of chocolate, black licorice, and a little bit of coffee. Definitely black licorice, as there is only one thing (that) which can make me cringe like that. Kind of smooth going down, but I can’t stand the taste. Overall, tolerable, if you can stand black licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Big black pour with a almost non-exsistant tan head. The aroma is huge caramel and malt.....almost like a barley wine. The flavor is very sweet....caramel, roasted malts.....dark fruits and a coffe finish. The mouthfeel is outtta this world.....it so velvety smooth and coats the tounge. sold pour.

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