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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2840) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Pours a dark brown colour with a big creamy-bubbly light-mocha coloured head, everlasting, leaving creamy lacing. Big dark fruit aromas with plums and spices, covering the roasted malts. And eventually, hints of vanilla softening things. This keeps on changing and some grass shows in the nose. The taste definitely is where the hops appears stronger. Even at the start, fading to show some coffee in the finish. Kind of a sharp, bitter entree. A pretty hoppy tasting Imperial Stout that goes down nicely... if this is your thing. The head is stunning for a bottled brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1175) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2015
Negro opaco y espuma beis. Aromas de chocolate, frutos negros y ligero frescor lupulado. Cuerpo medio-alto, sabor de frutos negros, chocolate y final de amargor acafetado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1605) - Garching, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2015
Black color with nice tan head. Aroma is dry, malty, a bit yeasty, coffee. A bit booze. Taste is similar, not too soothing, but not bad. Silky mouthfeel, slight burn towards the end. Not bad, but there’s better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (827) - New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
bottle dated Feb 2015,poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin tan head..aroma of coffee,cocoa,dark fruits,roasted nuts..tastes exactly like it smells..medium carbonation..smooth mouthfeel..good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (843) - 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 (1868) - 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 (1797) - 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 (3790) - 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 (1476) - 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 (1519) - 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.

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