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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, - DEC 4, 2007
bottle. it has a black color with a small head. the aroma is nice and roasty. the tastes is quite good with lots of roastyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OntBeerDrinker (490) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
10%!!! Smells of berries bitterness chocolate and espresso. Pours a big mocha bown head with black black beer. Taste the hops give it some sort of a berrie/mint coolness a little a tad watery thick/thin bitterness, earthyness some chocolate and esprsso. with a bit of a throat and belly burn. Feels light medium bodied. Big bad mother fucking beer. Cheers!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cjmccahill (39) - Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Really surprised to see this in Angola, IN. Bomber (bottle conditioned in 2014) to snifter. Poured like motor oil with one finger brown foam head, faded quick. Smelled of roast, chocolate, hops. Thinner body, much dryer than expected. Flavor didn't match nose. Good, higher hopes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (677) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
650ml bottle from LCBO. 10% ABV. Opaque black body, medium chocolate head with long lasting foam. Aroma of dark chocolate, wood charcoal, hints of licorice, chocolate liquor, some shy hops behind the sweetness. Taste of burned toast, coffee, licorice, herbs, chocolate, a touch of spiciness and a late warming effect. Fabulous brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hesoo (64) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Ułożony, z dobrymi elementami składowymi smaku i zapachu. Ale nie porywa. Po prostu kolejny bardzo dobry RIS z genialnym aromatem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, licorice. Taste of rich and roasty malts with mild bitterness. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (792) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Pours a jet black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is lots of earthy and spicy hops, along with some roast, but the hops dominate. Flavor is earthy and spicy hops, chocolate, and some roast and a little booze. Has a touch of bitterness as well. The hops profile make this very interesting. I prefer a more stout-like imperial stout, but this still manages to be quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (288) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, creamy and a bit smokey. Everything you want in a RIS. Nose has a noticeable hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (370) - - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown with light tan head. Nose of chocolate and booze. Taste of some chocolate, some smokiness and booze. A bit too much on the smokey and alcohol taste for me. Good, but not more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
Bière dégustée avec Philippe et Mademoiselle Irina, un soir de dégustation où nous avons fait bombance! Cette bière noire et d’apparence visqueuse présente une tête volumineuse, de grosses bulles et d’une teinte vanillée. Malts torréfiés, alcool bien cachée, fruits noirs; le tout accompagné d’une légère note fumée. Toutes ces arômes, saveurs et flaveurs sont à la fois présentes au nez et en bouche. Le tout est parfaitement homogène et concocté avec un grand soin apporté à l’équilibre général. En bouche, je remarque une amertume que mon nez n’avait cependant pas détectée. Cette amertume n’est cependant pas attribuable au houblon mais au rôtissage du malt. Le houblon se veut aromatique ici et non un vecteur d’amertume. Bière élégante au corps moyen, ce stout impérial est somme toute léger et fort agréable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazy_cat_lady (227) - - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from LCBO. Lovely Brien head on very dark body. Aroma of chocolate, catching a hint of dish soap, and coffee. Amazing smooth silky mouth feel. Sweet chocolate flavour with touch of coffee. Bit of lingering bitterness. Wish more imperial stouts were thus nicely balanced.

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