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RATINGS: 990   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cloudskipper (17) - Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber received in a trade from Drink4Satan, thanks! Pours very thick. A lot hoppier than I expected in both the nose and the taste. The hops have the edge over the malts in the taste profile, and I like that. Very unusual for a stout. Finish is very long - aftertaste lingers for quite some time. Unusual Imperial Stout, but good to see someone breaking the mold.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2016
65 cl bottle (10,5%) @ home. Bottled 02/2015
Aroma has some salty licorice and tobacco. Flavour has salty licorice, some ash, coffee and tobacco. Palate has some warming alcohol. Ashy and salty – but not too much. Almost.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2672) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 6, 2016
Bomber from brewdog online store I think. Dark color. Thin brown head. Body is medium to thick. Taste is medium high bitter, medium sweet. Aroma is chocolate, dried fruits, fruity, roasted, liquorice, bourbon, vanilla, spices. Pretty tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoret (308) - Badalona, SPAIN - AUG 2, 2016
D’ampolla al BBF-Lab Barcelona 2016. Cervesa amb aromes de cafč, brioix torrat, un punt d’alcohol i aromes oxidats tipus Porto. Cos alt i sedós. Molt Bona!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Poured from bottle dark chocolate color with a nice mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate coffee and roasted malt. Taste is dark fruit licorice chocolate and bitter coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Black color. Dark chocolate aromas, roasted, some hops. Bitter taste, dark chocolate, coffee and hops. Alcohol and chocolate adds some sweetness. Long roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and some dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (5805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell, roasted with caramel and toasted sugar. Similar taste with chocolate. A bit rough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
karpik (618) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10176) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9185) - 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.
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