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RATINGS: 1081   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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 – that’s still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient – keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

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4.3
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Really dug this one, big and thick and bold, lots of stuff going on. Really need to try it afew more times and get aquainted lol!

4.3
eduardovl (1475) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a deep black color. Creamy and oily. Forms a small and very creamy and thin bubbled beige to brown head. Small retention and some spotty lacings formed and left in the glass. Some brown chunks can be see floating on the bottom of the glass, mainly in the last pours S: Traditional Imperial Stout in the nose: Strong notes of roasted malts, chocolate malts, coffee beans, licorice, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla and oak. Some notes of alcohol in the very end. Sweet and balanced T: Follows the notes: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of roasted malts, chocolate malts, dark chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, brown bread. Yeasts are quite bready. Hops are grassy. Good bitterness in the end (roasted and hoppy). In overall, a smooth and balanced bittersweet taste M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Sweet and bready upfront. Bitter roasted aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Excellent Imperial Stout. Smooth and pleasant. Masterpiece [ BA Review @ 12/21/2013 ]

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hawker (17) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Nice dark beer with very dark head. Very nice balance with malt and hops. Get all nice flavors of good stouts: Coffee, nuts, malt...

4.4
Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Hackobock: Served in a Chouffe glass: Black beer with yellow brown head/lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, cacoa, coffee, roast, liquorice, soy... Flavours of intense cacoa, roast, dark chocolate, malt/herbal roast, good bitter, toffee, mocha, wood roast... Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, dark chocolate, mocha, cacoa... Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full thick bodied and a creamy foamy oily light sticky texture. Briliant aroma, great taste, thick light complex, round, delicious!

3.3
Jimsal27 (296) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bomber to glass. Nice pour ended with a perfect tan head. Nose of coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Taste didn’t match up. A little like bitter coco.

4
bbbeer (880) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Black color with brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, a little fruity. Full body. Some alcohol. Complex rich flavors of coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts. Slightly sweet but not overwhelming. Excellent.

4.2
Mark_Eck (1998) - - OCT 1, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, and caramel.

4.4
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Black pour with thick brown head. Flavours and aroma of sweet molasses cookies, brown sugar. Nice alcohol warmth that lingers with some rich coffee notes. So great.

4.8
Westlake (2) - - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
It may appear that I have a bias for this beer, but it surely is grounded in the beer. Pours an opaque ruby black with a quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, hazelnut and alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel and molasses, as well as vanilla and creme brûlée. May be the best beer I’ve ever drank.

4
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2017 Yet ANOTHER awesomely decadent big dark brew from evil twin. This one has equal parts coffee and roasted black and chocolate malts in the aroma and flavor, with a bitter backbone, and a good dose of chocolate, vanilla, and almonds in there as well. It’s like a really good imperial stout with amaretto, dipped in espresso. Huge body, heavy, but not sticky, cloying, or overly sweet. Absolutely delicious!" 4.3 2016 nice, but not quite as awesome. 4.1 2017 more generic sweetness and even less awesome. 3.6


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