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Triumph Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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To appeal to the hard drinking populace of Czarist Russia, English brewers developed this very strong (9% abv) and rich style of beer. Black and viscous, and heavily hopped, it became a favorite of the Imperial court, from which it takes its name.
2011 vintage - 9.0% abv


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Smooth and robust. Nice fidelity, and Iím glad to see a non-browny head. Mark of a well done stout, in my book. Creamy at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 09.25.04 Tap(nitro) at NH. Black with thick brown head that fades to coat. Very big and very roasty. Smooth velvet body, full mouthfeel, but palate is somehow not satisfying. Vinous and quite alcoholic. A surprisingly good BP impy stout. Bitter hints of caramelized sugars. Body is lovely, but not for this brew. Not pitchy, unctuous, or coating. Thanks alot, nitro tap.

Sampled again 01.13.05, Princeton. Similar description to previous attempt, but this has some more favorable points. New points of note are licorice that presides throughout and a lingering hop bite (pine, wood, earth). The body seems more satisfying than I remembered, and yet itís a lower alcohol version. Well done, Triumph!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Black ruby color and creamy. Very creamy. Very smooth. Perhaps the best beer I had that day (that or the double amber).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2004
On tap at Triumph in New Hope. Poured a dark black with an averaged sized tan head. Chocolate with light coffee aromas and tastes. Creamy body. Alcohol makes itself known in the taste. Light bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Tap at the brewpub, New Hope. Deep brown with the signature tan head. Nitro tap. Roasty alcohol aroma. Full bodied beer. Smooth chocolate flavor. Warming. Drinkable. Excellent beer. Alcohol is strong but its good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Tap (nitro) at the brewpub, New Hope. Deep brown, with the signature nitro tan head. Roasty/alcohol aroma. Smooth coffee chocolate flavor. Warming and extremely drinkable. Alcohol is strong but pleasant. This one is 9%.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
On draft at the brewery in New Hope. Far and away the best offering. Served under nitrogen (I think) - thick long lasting head; great lacing. Dry, rich dark brew. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Very nice pour, black as night with a nice half inch head. Lots of lacing as I drink this one. Heavy body, notes of chocolate, malt, and some anise. Finish has an alcohol kick, not too much for a 9.5% brew. Very nice brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3557) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Sweet chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Smoky notes, coffee. Black with creamy tan lacing head. Thick watery body with smooth carbonation. Starts sweet with chocolate, coffee, Twizzlers. Smooth alcohol, vanilla, oak. Light acidity, medium bitter dry finish. Nutty sweet bitter after. Decent imperial stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2004
New Hope, PA. Just an amazing stout. Just so viscous and rich and coffee tones. The 9% abv makes itself known but is well blended by all the other flavors. Excellent job Triumph


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