RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barley, wheat, rye and oats provide the foundation for this big stout. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (331) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Really enjoying some of these Boulevard higher gravity brews lately. Bottle poured into a Belgian ale glass producing a large head that lasted a bit. Very dark brown brew, redolent of toffee, roast malt and alcohol. Good body and mouthfeel, taste of dark fruit and mild chocolate, perhaps a bit of coffee in the background... developing more as it warmed (and this one has plenty of time to warm, as it is a sipper). Subtle, complex, drinkable... a keeper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (275) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 29, 2017
12oz bottle drank 2/17 BB 8/18. Pours a thick dark black with a tan head slow to dissipate. Smells robust like a stout, dark fruit like sour cherry, as well as plum, coffee and vanilla. Body is thick with a light carbonation and has a little heat at 9.7%abv. Tastes of dark fruit like fig, expresso coffee, vanilla and oat. Well balanced and good for the style, much more a slow sipper than a session.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1781) - Bod, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle at home. Three year old. Pours a black colour with a light brown big head. Aroma of chocolate truffles, sweet malt, roasted coffee beans, dried fruit and burned wood. The flavor is more roasted with ash, coffee beans, dark bitter chocolate and sweet chocolate in the background. Has a soft and velvet mouth feel, full-bodied and a solid bitterness. A well roasted IS with sweet undertones. Incredibly balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2500) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2017
dark brown colour, moderate sized creamy darker beige head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of sour cherry bonbon with cognac and dark chocolate, coffee, some herbal liqueur notes, maybe vanilla and dried plum; taste of a liquidized sour cherry bonbon mixed with moderately roasted coffee, dried fruits like plum and dates, hints of cognac, and vanilla, and tons of dark chocolate; very smooth, marvellous imperial stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Bottle. Opaque Black in colour. Thick foamy tan head. Very Malty; dark chocolate, espresso coffee, caramel, sugar, roasty (slightly burnt) malts, some liquorice, hint of smoke. Very Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, plums, dates, figs. Spicy; slightly peppery. Hoppy; spicy and herbal hops. Sweet dark chocolate and coffee roasty malty and fruity throughout. Chocolate and coffee dominate the taste. Increasingly bitter into the long roasty finish. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice Chocolatey Impy Stout! (2014-06-09)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (3059) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle from the Beergium Web Shop. Pours black with a tan head. Very nice nose. Blackberry jam, dark chocolate, chocolate raisin, figs, cola in the aroma. Flavours of dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate ice cream, brown sugar. Long, dry sweet finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OsuStu (242) - - DEC 30, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 12 oz bottle. Pours a black color with a bit of brown. Large, lasting khaki head. Aromas of chocolate, spices, alcohol, prune, and wood. Dark fruits, anise, chocolate, coarse vanilla, soy, a little smoke, and spices. Earthy, woody. Alcohol and a tingle in the finish. Creamy with a medium too heavy body. Nicely complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2544) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Fruits, chocolate, light roastiness in aroma, in taste quite sweet, malty, fruity with good chocolate. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Ok.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (888) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, a little bit of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Appearance is opaque black with 2-finger width creamy head with excellent retention and nice sudsy lacing. Taste is dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, late coffee. Palate is medium bodied with smooth, creamy texture, soft carbonation and balance of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, this is great all around. Sweet, to be sure, but with enough roasted bitterness to balance it out and the mouthfeel and look are fantastic.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2016
This is nearly perfect...could be a tad thicker but it has everything else. Sweet taste with a tingle..nice aroma. A very pleasant glass of stout.


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