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RATINGS: 996   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 1pt.6fl.oz. @ home.
[ Trade by VikingHammer ]. Clear dark black color with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dried dark berry, alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, light licorice. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and sticky, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20100203]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 30. Pours dark black to brown with a brown lacing head. Dark malt, slight roasted aroma. Soft mellow liqourice and chocolate flavour. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2005
A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is of roasted malt combined with notes of alcohol and chocolate. The flavor is sweet roasted with notes of chocolate, straw, and and alcohol, and a very smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee, dried fruits and hops. Roasted flavour of coffee, caramel and chocolate with notes of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (25328) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 (Bottle 65 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a light brown head. Sweetish aroma of lightly burned malts. Very solid body with distinct sweetish and hard roasted malts with some vanilla accents. Some bitterness from the malts. 011206 and 070907

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Black, brief head. Extreme grapefruit aroma. Under the hop detived flavours of peach, lychee and grapefruit lies tar and licorice. The roasty malt plays second fiddle to th ehops, and in a blind test I could have mistalen this for an IIPA. Very bitter finish. Soft and relatively drinkable. Offering an interesting twist on the style, and a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle. Thanks alot Jason (Kramer17801) for this one. Pours a black color with a tan head. Sweet malty slightly roasted aroma with hoppy hints. There are also some hints of chocolate in the aroma. Sweet malty roasted flavor with hints of hops, chocolate and coffee. Swet malty finish with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2011
5th April 2009
Opaque black stout with a thin chocolate head. Palate is silky smooth and soft with an almost minty coolness. Start is sweet, almost sugary. This turns in to a raspberry - blackcurrant undertone with malt on top. Segues seamlessly in to a warming finish with mild coffee and a faint bitter hop finish. Keeping parallel with all this are subtle chocolate and brandy tones. A superior RIS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2009
Bottle at home ... From my GBBF haul i think... if it was a trade i appologise and please put me right ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... big sweet meaty roast malt ... little chocolate nose ... again sweet with a big resiny pine hop front ... lovely solid chocolate malt roast background ... lovley ... soft mouthfeel ... a sipper but delightful.. even if again its a bit hop heavy for me tastes.

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