Brewed by Birra del Borgo (AB InBev)
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Borgorose (RI), Italy


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
An Imperial Stout inspired by the traditional Imperial Russian Stouts that were created in London in the XVIII century by the Thrales Brewery, especially for Catherine IIs court in Russia. With its deep dark colour and an important ABV, Imperiale its the perfect beer for the coldest months thanks to its round, rich and creamy body and its roasted coffee and liquorice notes that softly mingle with the honey ones. Uniques features given by the different variety of malts we used, but also by the three month ageing in wooden barrel.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
metaluppolo (8) - - MAY 13, 2014 does not count
Fantastico profumo. In bocca ti riempie, le papille gustative impazziscono e non riesci a stargli appresso. Forte retrogusto di liquirizia. Una birra morbida e calda.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korraz (7) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Very Good imperial stout ..with caramel , licorice and chocolate notes . I ve tried it on draft

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - APR 10, 2012
Dark brown colour. Nutty woody aroma. Flavour is nutty caramel, spices, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (905) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 10, 2012
Dark color, small foam. Nice aromas. Medium to light body. Roasted malts, sweet aftertaste. I was expecting more from this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAR 3, 2012
Premetto che sembra una stout, e dico anche che non ha quel sapore/odore metallico riscontrato in altre birre del birrificio del borgo! Detto questo non riesco proprio a capire perche ha un rating cosi basso e perche a molti sembra non piacere. Appena stappata si viene investiti da aromi di cioccolaro e noci, versata risultadi un bel colore scuro cioccolatoso, abbastanza densa e secca con una schiuma appena velata sulla supefice! Il sapore e secco di cioccolato e fave una punta di liquerizia, leggere noci e altro, molto complessa a mio avviso! Retrogusto delicato e persistente. Una cosa che mi ha lasciato favorevolmente colpito, e il fatto che i suoi 9,8% gradi non si sentono, ATENZIONE! Davvero molto molto buona!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2009
[email protected] Cafe, Stockholm. Hazy reddish brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, herbs, some wood and mild notes of nuts. Flavour is nutty, leathery, fruity, some slight sourness as well as some spices and earthy notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
75 cl Bottle. Sour aroma and sour flavour. A lot of other flavour but totally over dominated by sourness. To ugly and too infected. Just buy some sour infected crap for 20$

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (24630) - Tyres, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2008
Bottled at Monks Caf, Stockholm. Cloudy mahogany colour, small beige head. Fruity and nutty, medium to full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mildly coffeeish with notes of caramel and tobacco. Light ashy salty bitterness. Its greatest assetts are its soft, creamy mouthfeel and broad spectre of flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2008
Bottled at Monks Caf, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy dark brown colour with a small beige foam. Malty aroma of nuts, toasted grains, anise, yeast and and cocoa-powder. Medium-bodied with malty and a bit smokey flavours of cocoa-powder, yeast, toasted malts, anise, black pepper, ash and tobacco. Dryish finish of neutral yeast, nougat, tobacco and anise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
This beer contradicts itself from the beginning pronouncing the ABV to be 9.8 on one label and 6.1 on the other, but judging from the flavour I tend to believe the latter. Its dark mahogany with a red hue and a low, creamy head. The aroma isnt very strong, and it has notes of cocoa and roasted malt. The flavour has notes of roasted malt, cocoa, a sourness (like in a beginning infection) and a light bitterness. The overall impression is thin and peculiar.

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