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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a viscous deep black that hits the glass and leaves virtually no semblance of a head. There are a few bubbles and a brown rim around the glass. The aroma is nutty and has some anise notes. It does make me think of biscotti honestly. The taste has milk chocolate, some almond notes, overall nuttiness.. letting it warm a bit now.. some vanilla is now coming through in the aroma.. maybe a soft coconut nuance.. the taste is becoming more roasty.. and has more chocolate on the finish. Very nice. Cant wait for the Cherry version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaroonOrange (137) - - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Black color with a dark head. Dark cherries, smoke, tobacco, and chocolate. Very sweet and smooth, but with a slightly light palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle served in snifter and tasted next to the Natale cherry version: As expected both beer look similar, deep brown near opaque with a lasting frothy tan head and spotty lace. The noticeable difference is the lack of cherries and the more pronounced coffee character. Leather, tobacco, char, earthy and herbal esters are the main tones of this beer. The taste is primary coffee, roast, and alcohol. A tad harsh and not all that complex really. Got one note very quickly... Boy it is amazing what the cherry addition will do for this, this is a vastly a lesser beer without it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2013
Tap @ C4, Odense. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Really smooth and dry. Roasted and bitter with lovely chocolate , vanilla and coffee. Mild ashes and a whiff of metal. Good stuff - without a question.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours pitch black with deep tan head that holds incredible lacing. Nose is huge! Fresh espresso, roasted malts, dark chocolate and vanilla all come through. Taste is wonderfully smooth. Coffee is dominant as well as chocolate and finishes with a long bitter, roasted finish. Is like drinking a dessert. Fantastic! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle at the parentals, with my dad. Pour is viscous, oil black with a small brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, cocoa, sweet milk chocolate, light vanilla, woody, earthy, lacto, coconut, and spruce in the aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, coconut, espresso, caramel, rich earthy hops, lacto, and soy with a light alcoholic burn on the back-end. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Easy-drinking imperial, but one glass was more than enough for me.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (744) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 26, 2013
Black body, small brown head. Extraordinarily pleasing aroma, with lots of coffee, caramel, licorice, milk chocolate, vanilla, amaretto. Full, perfect, slick palate. Exceptional sweet malty flavour with chocolate, esspresso, brown sugar, biscuits, vanilla. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (3036) - Odense SV, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Tap at C4. Black body with a medium light brown head. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vinous, dark fruit, vanilla. This is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (13339) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
On tap at Christian Firtal, following a wild weekend in Ulfborg i fabulous international company as usual. Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma of chocolate, mild coffee and charcoal, with strong vineous notes of port and brandy, a touch of sweet cherry and vanilla. Sweetish roasted flavour with rich dark and light chocolate, dried fruits, cherry, vineous alcohol, and some milder hard roasted and coffee notes. This is brilliant.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Snderborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Draught @ Christian Firtal, Odense. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy dark tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, and shortbread. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, with heavy notes of coffee, biscuit, sugar, and dark chocolate. Warming alcohol presence. Lingering, sweetish and alcoholic aftertaste. Really good, indeed!


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