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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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This deliciously smooth Imperial Stout is brewed with the finest English malt, three types of dark malts, and some smoked malt to give it a hint of smokiness. It has a rich, complex flavor accentuated with American Cascade hops. We aged it for three months to make it incredibly smooth and drinkable. It’s also named after the former Emperor of the United States (look it up!)


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle at Fin & Loz’s tasting with Jan, Charlotte, Craig, Stella & kids consumed 21.10.11 Pours black with not too much head. A little hard and harsh at first in the mouth but then a nice dark bitter chocolate comes flooding through on a bed of dark fruit. Hops show along with a light creamy vanillayness, its nice but I wonder if I am gradually going off big Impy stouts. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
[1pt 6floz bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Black, thin tan head. Coffee and booze on the nose. Quite a dry aroma. Dark chocolate and rich dry flavours on the taste – glorious amount of cocoa on the finish. Very moreish, love that finish. Great imperial stout [15102011]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Hand bottle, thanks to Craig and Dan. A black beer with a decent dark tan head that dies to thin lacing. Aroma of pine, roasty malt, chocolate, rum and caramel. Similar flavours with a warming alcohol hum. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s tasting. Very dark brown/black, thick creamy pale brown head. Big roast malts, ovaltine, coffee, lots of cocoa on the nose too. Bitter coffee grounds, dark chocolate flavours but a really smooth mouthfeel. Very rounded. Big roasty bitter linger. Some milk sugar perhaps too? Very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... coffee and dark roast malts ... soft dry roast ... big chocolate ... light coffee ... very rounded ... light dry roast malt ... some milk sugers ... nice soft easy and tasty ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, smoke and earthy aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a complex smooth beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Very smokey, I’ll say that much. Pours a very dark brown color nearing black with a bit of a light mocha head. The nose carries quite a bit of smoke with some roast and a bit of mild citrus. Pretty strong roast and hints of chocolate. The flavor has roast, smoke, chocolate, and also a bit of brown sugar. Smoke and roast dominate. Medium body. The smoke places well here, leaving a nice ashy feeling. Pretty drinkable; I’d have this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-16-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, slight smoke, and a hint of coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, hops, light pine, light chocolate, light coffee, pretzel, and some vanilla. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, light piney hop, light chocolate, slight coffee finish. 9.3%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
From a 22 oz bottle purchased in Newburyport, MA This poured a dark brown with a fat tan head and good sticky lacing rings. Nose is lightly roasted malts with some chocolate. Body is on the thin side, with smooth enough mouthfeel. Flavor isf bitter chocolate, floral hops, and some pet. Dry lightly bitter finish. cedar, modest peat, and dry hops. A decent imperial stout overall. The alcohol lifts this into the Imperial Stout range, but otherwise tastes like a non-imperial version.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bomber from SneezyAchew on BA - thanks! Nice silky dark brown pour, with a billowy beige head that settles to leave nice sticky legs. Nose is somewhat smoky, with dry and understated malts. Body is a bit thinner than expected, slightly to the detriment of the brew. Taste of bitter chocolate, cedar, modest peat, and dry hops. A decent imperial stout overall.


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