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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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. Its also named after the former Emperor of the United States (look it up!)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: March 13, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy head
Aroma: dry dark chocolate and roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, long roasted finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lefossoyeur (516) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
Pours black with a thin brown head that fades away pretty quickcly. Notes of chocolate liqueur, milk chocolate and a bit of fruitiness (black cherry) on the nose. Medium body, low carbonation, a little bit on the thin side for an IS. Flavors are dominated by bitter chocolate, oatmeal or roasted grain and the finish is a little bit roasty with a hint of tar/ash in the finish. Aftertaste is ashy as well. Not bad, not stellar at all. Would have like more depth and defenitely more body in there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, subtle smoke, and earthiness. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, grass, and some coffee with mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG10 pours black, mocha head aroma chocolate malts, light roast flavors, mild malty flavors, lingering chocolate/cocoa nibs with a coffee/roasted finish coupled with some additional mild hop bittering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Almost a black pour. I will rate this highly because my Sons name is Josh...and its good! Chocolate and hoppy aroma with some nice dark roast and light coffee. Flavor has a nice bitter roast, hops and chocolate. Good stuff. Great name!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7428) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a fluffy, well-presented cap of medium brown head. The aroma picked up sweet chocolates, toasted oats, and vanilla with biscuity accents and no apparent alcohol.. seriously, this was like candy. The flavor opened with milk chocolates, vanilla, and something like smoke light (the most approachable smoke youll ever find in a beer), with some molasses joining blended chocolates at the core.. bitterness was light and cocoa-inspired.. vanilla, chocolate, and brighter, treacle-tinged earth on the finish. Medium-bodied with lots of residual sugars all around.. extra-sweet.. light roast, toasty, and smoke.. probably the strongest complement for this beer is that it was effortless to drink (which may prove dangerous).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2713) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2010
A 22 ouncer bottled in October 2009 and served at about 45 degrees. The pour is pine brown with a foamy one inch tan head that slowly diminishes. The aroma is smoked dark chocolate malts and a background of Northwestern hops. Medium mouthfeel with a resin texture. The taste is pleasingly bitter with a strong dose of smooth smoked Expresso. The alcohol taste is deeply muted. This was one likeable stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Os Kook Fest tasting.
Almost black with a reasonable tan head. Sadly its all downhill from there. Roasty and astringent with lots of soy sauce and even more glue. Nasty alcohol, totally over done and far from pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottled opened by Dan at PP bottle shop. Black. Medium body. Mellowed, which makes it easy to drink. Not over the top in an flavor/aroma aspect, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (613) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Not much of a head since it dies to only rim bubbles. Leaves good initial lace but theres none at the bottom of the glass. Near black where no light shines through. Chaulky cocoa aroma. Slightly milky. Darker malt flavor of black patent and perhaps some burnt unmalted barley. Chewy finish with some definitive hop bitterness. Good body that seems thicker with the lower carbonation.

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