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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, imperial stouts are characterized by their dark color & full body. This style features a rich, malty sweetness coupled with aggressive hopping (especially in American interpretations). Notes of dried fruit as well as roasted malt flavors are typically present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (726) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
650ml bottle from trade shared with Ben. Aroma: coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. App: pitch black medium brown head, nice long brown lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy smooth and velvety, light sweetness, light medium bitter finish. Overall: wow, what an amazing smooth imperial stout! Not too, not too bitter, not too sweet. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1824) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2015
With Z , pours a deep rich black color with a Java head. Nose is pretty much all dark fruits, and richly so. Taste is sweet , with a fruity mocha kick, smooth and velvety on the palate. Finish is sweet with the dark fruits prominent once again, finish is moderately long. A very drinkable imperial stout! Quaff Score 8 /10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1754) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and dark fruits. Taste is of dark fruits, roasted malt, alcohol, liquorice, and chocolate with a warming finish. Delicious strong imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (3716) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
03-AUG-2015, bottle @Calafell, from BierCab. Black with low lasting, lacing, tan head. Aroma is grape fruit, pine and roast. Taste is very hoppy and roasted with licorice, bitter roast with some sweet coffee as well. Full body, medium carbonation, long bitter aftertaste. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Tap @ blue monk. Very dark with dissipating head. Aromas of coffee, char, and bacon (?). Nice bitter roasty flavor with some booziness and dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2015
BOTTLE 22 OZ. Pitch black, small beige head. A rich luscious aroma - sweet, malty, molasses, chocolate. Some roasted grains, but no proper coffee/cocoa. The taste is super-rich, sweet, bitter chocolate, strong grassy hops, alcohol. The carbonation might be too high, losing some smoothness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle @ Kufle i Kapsle. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 310715

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
Botttle @ Kufle i Kapsle, Warsaw. nice creamy head with excelkent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate licorice, and hops. Nice dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OntBeerDrinker (512) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
10%!!! Smells of berries bitterness chocolate and espresso. Pours a big mocha bown head with black black beer. Taste the hops give it some sort of a berrie/mint coolness a little a tad watery thick/thin bitterness, earthyness some chocolate and esprsso. with a bit of a throat and belly burn. Feels light medium bodied. Big bad mother fucking beer. Cheers!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cjmccahill (46) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Really surprised to see this in Angola, IN. Bomber (bottle conditioned in 2014) to snifter. Poured like motor oil with one finger brown foam head, faded quick. Smelled of roast, chocolate, hops. Thinner body, much dryer than expected. Flavor didn't match nose. Good, higher hopes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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