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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Nutty, Molasses, earthy. I like this beer. It needs to be served in a goblet type glass to really get the flavors and aromas, but it’s good and on par with more expensive stouts.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (3461) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Nose is full of molasses, tar, sticky chocolate, fudge. Everything I want in an Impy stout aroma. Pitch black with minimal brown colored head. Taste is lightly tart, acidic, sweet, almost rum and raisin, just sticky and sweet. Not much bitterness but isn’t cloying either. A touch of warming. Pretty solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3976) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
(Samuel Adams Imperial Series Imperial Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9.2% Totally black colour on the body, tall and thick, creamy, dark rown head on top, with excellent retention. Aroma of roasted malts, olive pit, light vanilla, chocolate, light alcohol. Taste follows, roasted malts, coal, even more chocolate now, faint alcohol, anise indeed. Medium to thick body, good carbonation, sticky and smooth on the palate. Great!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (406) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Pitch black pour, visibly thick, with a dark espresso head that is slow to rise to the surface. Smells like roasted malts, dark cherries, walnuts, lactose and scotch whiskey. Promising! The taste doesn’t disappoint - dried fruit (figs, raisins) covered in dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans, vanilla, oak. A warm spicy aftertaste with notes of pepper and anise. Super thick mouthfeel, a bit choking at times, but quite pleasant. No carbonation present.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (956) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
35.5cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2016-02-01. No batch or brew date. It poured a pitch black colour with a massive brown creamy head. Aroma is roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, liqorice and some spices. Hints of alcohol. Flavour is rich and complex. Lots of dark cocoa, coffee, roasted malts and liqorice. The alcohol is more prominant than the aroma, but not in a bad way. Bitter at first, but getting smoother with each sip. Aftertaste is a bit short.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (693) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
Drank with Kaspar 12-11-2015. Fine stout. Very drinkable and a pleasant, rich taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1135) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle at home, black beer, brown head, aroma is malt, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, taste is the same, bitterdry, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3569) - 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (746) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4107) - 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.


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