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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1101) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Free :) taster at the source. Pours nearly black with a brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Taste starts out a bit sweet, chocolate, tobacco, coffee. Finishes with some grass and coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
This is great! Pours nearly black with limited head and some lacing. Nose is vanilla and bitter chocolate. Flavours espresso, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Taste big sweet big bitter. Full very creamy body with medium carbonation. Beautiful beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nearly black dark brown with moderate-sized light brown head. Aroma is dark, charred malt, dark dried fruit, cocoa, some coffee and grains. Flavour is big and rich with lots of ultra roasty malt, coffee and cocoa character, prune and some graininess. Big body. Alcohol is subtle for the ABV. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (101) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Very thick, rich and dark texture and colour. A soft tan head with a nose featuring nuts, bitter chocolate, with touches of coffee and hops. The taste profile extends those features, with a warm booziness, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla and ripe cherries. Thick roast malt and some chalkiness in the finish add to the complex tastes in this well made imperial

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours black with off-brown head. Aroma of hops, pine and molasses: much hoppier than expected from an imperial stout. 10% abv is very well hidden. Tastes of the same with hops up front and treacly aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (121) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours jet black thick creamy tan head laces the glass. Aroma is fruity some raisins with some cocoa. Flavor has more cocoa some sweet bready malt with a little coffee. Low hop bitterness, balance is semi sweet. Medium body full mouthfeel. Some alcohol warmth on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (832) - Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours an opaque black with two fingers of khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee with tootsie roll chocolate, a hint of savoriness and a bit of piney hop aroma. Taste has just a bit of caramel sweetness to begin with along with some bakers chocolate and a big acidic coffee and almost burnt roast flavor. Quite bitter from the roast and you even get some mildly spicy and piney hop flavor and bitterness as well as some alcohol. Finishes dry with some ashy bitterness, some acidity and a mild alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is semi slick with a light/medium body and moderate carbonation. This is what I imagine the original imperial stouts tasted like. Dry, roasty and somewhat bitter and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Near black pour with tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses, dark fruit, malt and a hint of coffee. Taste is a liquid bitter brownie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (607) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
650mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a thick beige head. Big hops and roast on the nose, piney, grapefruit, dark chocolate, dark berry fruits, coffee and cream. Malty sweet and dense with a pleasently roasted and lightly hoppy finish. Robust and chewy, with a silken texture, full body and modest carbonation. Very fresh and very tasty, will certainly evolve as the hops fade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1237) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Pitch black pour with a nice brown head that has some staying power. Big aroma with a supple amount of dried fruits and chocolate nuts and malts. It also has a hoppy aroma. On the palate it is rich, creamy texture with a big bitter finish that is both toast and hoppy. Very great beer.

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