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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2009
~’09~ 22oz. Big black stout! It’s got a roasty aroma but not in the typical coffee sense. While it may have a slicker mouthfeel than other more-chewy Impies; there’s still a lot going on! Choc.y malts w/ various nutty flavors and the hops are ever present. It’s a very solid stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5516) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell, roasted with caramel and toasted sugar. Similar taste with chocolate. A bit rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (512) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, molasses in nose. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Taste is medium sweet with chocolate, caramel, some coffee, raisins, cherries, plums. Finish is moderate bitter, medium body. Overall good Stout, easy to drink for this ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
22 oz bottle. Bottled on Feb 2015. 12.5%. Thanks Timo Aaah! Dark reddish brown color with a tiny tan head. Dark hops, sweetness, mild coffee, roasted malt and ashy dryness in the aroma. The flavor is hops, moderate bitterness, roasted malt, darkness and ashy dryness. Balanced, softly carbonated, rich and flavorsome. 12.5% is not that evident. Big beer indeed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8881) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
75 cl bottle (12.5% abv) @ Timo A. Bottled on 02/2015
Pours black color with a small head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malts, cocoa, faint vanilla, cola notes, licorice and maybe even some salmiac. Flavor is bitter malts with roast notes, licorice, coffee and faint syrup, mild hops too. Some alcohol burn at the end, not disturbing. Very nice and refined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (524) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2016
Aroma: malt, prunes in chocolate, some zesty hops. Taste: light to moderate sweetness, moderate to strong hoppy bitterness. Flavour: burned coffee, blackcurrant, zesty and grassy hops, bitter chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aroma is fruity, licorice, chocolate, malty, caramel. Taste is malty, licorice, caramel, fruity, roasty, bready.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (1045) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle, 2015 expiry date. Black pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasty malt, a little sweet with lots of dark chocolate, some coffee and a hint of raisin. Taste is rich chocolate and coffee, hints of raisin and cherry, a little lighter body than expected but probably appropriate given this is a few years old. Really delicious, rich and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Nice black body. Aromas of roasted malts/coffee/tobacco. Full flavor malts/coffee and a little chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LordSierra (7) - Getafe, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2016 Bottle 65cl. Cervezorama, Madrid. Coffee aroma. Very dark appearance with brown foam. Toasted, strong flavour, coffee, caramel and chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7444) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Beerlovers. Hazy dak brown color with small white head. Light roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, wood,

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