overall
100
98
style
RATINGS: 892   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Roman Empire had a certain je ne sais quoi festive food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen thats still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (1027) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 19, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 11/02/2016. Pitch black colour with a small white head. Aroma has black chocolate, almond, nuts and vanilla. Taste has some malts, nuts toffee, vanilla and wood. Strong and dry aftertaste. Low carbonation. Next one please!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (911) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Draft tulip. Black with a light brown head and great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and toasted biscotti. Taste is cocoa, vanilla, licorice, and booze. Thick and somewhat hot. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9561) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Near black with an attractive tan head and acmarvelous treacle and coffee aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with some chocolate and a lot of coffee. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcox90 (1983) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Sampled @ Julios Liquors Port & Stout Fest. Poured black with a mocha head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, caramel with a hint of coffee. Sweet and thick on the tongue.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jared_Clifton (122) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours black with brown head. Huge body. Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, tons of sweetness. Favorite stout/porter ive ever had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjdevel (12) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2016
It did not seem to start to generate a head with a moderate pour, so I then poured hard. It did generate a nice dark tan 1 finger head. This beer is as black as you can get with no light being able to penetrate through. Head disappeared very quickly and only a hint of a foam ring from there on. No lacing/bubble replenishment to speak of. Pours like a syrup. Smells chocolaty and sweet. Only a hint of coffee in there. Smells like dessert for sure. A slight roasted malt smell as well. No real hop bitterness to speak of. Hits you quickly with coffee, chocolate, and charred wood. It is very very sweet. The alcohol is not as apparent as I originally braced myself for (seeing that it is a 11.5% brew). It isnt as "beer-y" as I had hoped for. It tastes like a decent Baltic Porter with some Creme De Cocoa and Kahlua mixed in. It is really creamy tasting, but seems to be really flat once you drink it. When I think of Stouts, I think of a dark brew that is dryer than this (hence my reference to a Baltic Porter instead). As the sweetness fades, there are some notes of roasted nuts, wood, and caramel. This one feels really flat. Quite disappointing actually. Light bodied surprisingly. Would have gotten a better score if a better mouthfeel and effervescence. It does seem like you are drinking a mixed drink of some sort (like a Black Russian). Just doesnt seem to fit into a beer category with me. It does have a great flavor though and packs a punch with the 11.5% ABV (even though it isnt that apparent, it hit me pretty hard mid-bottle). I recommend trying this one, but it wouldnt be a regular purchase for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (741) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours very dark brown, with a dark tan head. Aroma of alcohol and chocolate biscotti. Taste is sweet, with notes of chocolate, biscotti, and a complex palate that lingers. Thumbs up!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2722) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ New Years Eve 15. Bottle says best before 5/2015. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Notes of chocolate sauce, cocoa, vanilla, fairly sweet, some light licorice and malty sweet. Delicious!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1655) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2016
In a night filled with dark, huge, malty beers (and a following day filled with misery that was still totally worthwhile) Imperial Biscotti Break managed to stand out. Evil Twin doesnt make small beers. This Imperial Stout is big, rich, and dangerous. Flavor is light on coffee and heavy on bittersweet (mostly sweet) chocolate and blackened barley. Mouthfeel is full and warm. Did I mention full? You could probably chew this. Oh, and did I mention boozy? Holy hell.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTan (1848) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 (Thanks Josh! "StFun") Bottle. A- Chocolate fudge. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Fudge, chocolate, subtle coffee. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, full body. O- This is a beer Ive always wanted but thought no way it can be worth the cost of admission for a bottle. I was gladly wrong. This was delicious. It wasnt overly complex and didnt have a ton of things going on. Lots of fudge like chocolate and it was done well. Very tasty.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 15 16 17  18  19 20 21 » 90
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5