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RATINGS: 990   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2450) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours dark brown, black with a good, mocha-colored head. Aroma is roast, liquorice, some chocolate. Taste is roasted, liquorice, lightly smoky even. Some chocolate and coffee. Fairly light. Turns a tad one-sided as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1580) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Stoned99, merci Alex! Couleur noire opaque, fine mousse moka foncée. Arôme de café, malt torréfié, alcool. Goût de malt torréfié, bonne amertume, café en arrière-goût. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen-dense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is subdued but pleasant roasted malts, and it has the appearance of a freshly drawn sample of crude oil. In a good way. Well structured flavor, with big chocolate and roasted malt flavors mixing the whole way through. Maybe not the best imperial stout I’ve ever had, but one of them, and all the better for being easily available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (3036) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
Svart med fingerhøyt brunt skum. Lukter mørke frukter, svisker, mørk sjokolade og pepper. Smaker mørke frukter, salt lakris, alkohol og espresso. Halslinser i avsluttningen

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a darker black, thin and carries a little ruby in it. The head is decently large and foamy. Light tan. There is a light soapy lace left behind. The aroma carries a little strange sharpness to it. There is a nice malt bill and a pretty strong bitter hoppiness. I was hoping for a more relaxed malt and chocolate. It's different to say the least. The flavor is different. There is a pretty decent roasty malt, and a light hoppy bitterness. There isn't much of a dark fruit that the label claims. There is a light weirdness that I can't really place. The mouth feel is excessively thin and light. There is a sharp carbonation and a lingeringly bitterness on the finish. It's alright, but I want more out of stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1308) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Aroma is sweet licorice, roasted malt, earthy hops, chocolate, coffee. Appearance was a little thin on the pour, but Joann and a light brown head. Taste is very malty, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit. Mouthfeel is light, medium body and soft carbonation, lingering aftertaste. Overall, for $6.50/22oz this is a decent buy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with small beige head. Roasted, coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted, coffee and chocolate taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
650ml bottle at the BeerGeek bar, Prague. Black color with nice beige brown creamy head. roasted malty and heavy hoppy aroma, some chocolate, cocoa and coffee notes, heavy pine - spruce - juniper. Sweet and bitter taste, more malty than the aroma, roasted, caramel and soy sauce notes when it gets warmer. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (415) - Portland, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Aroma and taste of chocolate and burnt coffee. Taste is also dark fruit, vanilla and booze. Not a bad imperial but I had higher expectations. Might get again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2015
My taste prefers sweeter and a bit thicker but overall a fine stout. I’ve enjoyed a few pints.

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