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RATINGS: 980   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (1324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. Label says 10.0%. BB in 2 weeks. Pours a mahogany-ish black with a surprisingly light, tan-ish head that drops quick to leave islets and peninsulas around the edge (second pour more substantial). The nose is initially sooo hoppy... mesmerising piney-resiny citrusy-grassy hops, but later the more stouty aspects come forward, like chocolate and coffee. The flavour continues along the same lines - it’s so roasty-chocolaty-sweet yet with a huge bitter kick, accentuated by the alcohol. And I mean there’s heat in the throat. So smooth, soft, and full in the mouth. So good, so good.

P.S. - I suspect I would’ve given it at least 4.5 a year back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
October 9, 2015. Bottle, best before januari 3, 2015.
Black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, hints of licorice, tobacco, hops, herbs, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and soft roasted bitterness.Finish is bitter moist tobacco, dark chocloate and hints of grass, light to medium sweet dark fruits, toffee and licorice. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2990) - 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 (1320) - 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 (2183) - 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 (912) - 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 (1016) - 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 (1925) - 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 (1858) - 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 (3978) - 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.

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