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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!)


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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Almost a black pour. I will rate this highly because my Son’s 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!

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 ...

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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1430) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours black with a nice khaki head. Aroma is smoked malts and hop bitterness. Taste has a sweet vanilla like note to start but fades to some citrus like juiciness from the Cascade hops. Really smooth mouthfeel but still has a nice lively carb. Way more complex than I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Not much of a head since it dies to only rim bubbles. Leaves good initial lace but there’s 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2143) - 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.

3.7
   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.

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.


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