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RATINGS: 984   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffLover (117) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2006
From 22oz. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor the same. Appearance is dark brown/black with thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Good thick palate with a little too much carbonation to make it really smooth. Overall pretty good, but Imperial Stouts is a hard category to compete in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Hoopy booze citrus roastz aroma. dark mahodony under short beige. hoppy strong coffee. full, thick, and alky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2006
(Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown. allmost no head. Citric, pine, rasin, Centennial hop aroma with hints of liquorice. A bit burned. Salty, roasted, liquorice and bitter hops in flavour. Dry, big body. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2006
A strong Imperial Stout that packs a punch. Little to no head, dark motor oil color. Not overly sweet and this is slightly stronger than I expected. Its been a while since I have had an impy, so it was a big beer to have. A solid impy stout, but I think this might need to be shared.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 Pours dark coffee-ish brown with thin brown head. Very stong strong green olive (?) nose with some burnt coffee and chocolate. Extremely thick and smooth. Wow. Flavor perfectly follows aroma of strong coffee, chocolate, and the green olives. Perfect sweet-bitter balance and light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Black with decent dark brown head. Aroma of bitter hops, light roasted malt, caramel and a little chocolate. Lots of hop taste for sure...very bitter finish. Thin. I just don’t get much out of this except the hops. I like hops, but for some reason don’t like them this dominating in a stout. Rated with the aid of Ms. Jeanne McCarthy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Black. Oily. Aromatic nose with leather, cocoa, licorice, vanilla, burnt notes. Thick and smooth on the palate. Full flavored with roasted, dark sweet toffee and hops in balance. Clean, smooth, pleasant bitter finish. hidden alcohol. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (727) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Whoa, nelly. This stuff is strong. One of the stongest beers I’ve tasted, since I’m not a fan of big beers. I thought I’d give it a shot because I love most of the stuff from this brewery. Deep, dark, bitter roastyness. The notes get darker towards the finish: plum, licorice, coffee, Worchestershire sauce, etc. Excellent body as the beer warms to room temperature. The dark and roasted notes meld together beautifully. A really fine treat. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2006
[Bottled, thanks to Kramer] Black colour, small brown head. Not all impy in aroma lots of grape, peach and a nutty woodiness(Centennial) but also tar and licorice. Sweet mouthfeel, favourably so, balanced flavour wih a fiery licoricy finish that comes late. Also, dried fruits and plum comes late. Very late. Solid bitterness, that also comes late.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled. Pitch black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma of conifereous woods, alcohol, licorace, strong hops and roasted malts. Flavour is pitch, roasted malts, old coffee, alcoholic sweetness. Wellbalanced and lovely.

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