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RATINGS: 908   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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes. A: Pours a pitch black color. There isnt much head, just a small tan-colored film. This has some nice alcohol legs, it must be said. S: This is really chocolaty, with a pleasant backing of black coffee. I really love all the chocolate in the aroma - while its simplistic, the way the two notes coalesce is really great. A simple but very effective aroma. T: There is a ton of strong dark chocolate to open the flavor profile up. This sensation gradually builds up a coffee tone on the back end. Between the two flavors is a notable cookies n cream flavor to balance. Tons of flavor help make this a winner, though it could be a tad more complex. Who cares, though?! M: This isnt quite as creamy as Id expect a sweet-ish stout to be. Having said that, it features a good body and some nice viscosity. Poor carbonation means the sweetness sticks around for a while on the palate. Despite that, theres no hint of the 11.5% on either the flavor or feel, and it goes down quite easily. O: I love how chocolaty this is, and how balanced the coffee come across. Having said that, I dont know if its quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout. Certainly, its an excellent coffee brew, but Im not sure its worth its exorbitant price. Even if this were just $10/bottle, I would consume this like water. Id still buy it again at $18 a bottle, though.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (122) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Coffee, brown sugar, & roasted malt aromas up front with vanilla & almonds very much in the background. Arrives with coffee sweetened with brown sugar or honey. Develops into a light, sweet almond note similar to amaretto. Ends on roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, and a small kick of booze; lingering notes of coffee & vanilla in aftertaste. Full, slick body with medium carb. Really awesome flavored imperial stout, but it leans a bit on the dessert side. After warming up, amaretto notes start to take over while still offering an additional dark fruit note in aroma & taste. Coming towards room temp, it shows off more of the chocolate note. Very complex!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humpah (203) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
From notes. 0,3l from tap at Harrys, Jyvskyl. Aroma of a lot of chocolate, vanilla, nuts, molasses, malts, roasted but not too roasted, sweetness. Balancing bitterness, a bit dry taste, mediumish body, sweet roasty aftertaste. Alcohol isnt much present at all.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (5705) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells sweet, roasty, chocolate. Tastes roasty, chocolate, vanilla. Love this stuff. Silky, smooth, full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Pint can from Wine Warehouse. Pours nearly black with an inch of brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, caramel, somewhat sweet smelling. Flavor is sweet vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coconut, and coconut milk. A hint of back-end booze, which after the past two weeks I dont mind - in fact I welcome some alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (1458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 2, 2017
Beeroda.hu Tasting Session @ Budapest. Dark color. Thin persistent brown head. Medium body. Smooth body. Medium carbonation. Finish is long and light dry. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma and flavour is vanilla, chocolate, nutty, coffee, roasted, fruity, milk, spices. Pretty cool!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4297) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
0,473l can at Linz Tasting shared by Saeglopur, thanks! Almost black color. brown head. Aroma is intensive coffee with liquorice, roasty cacao beans, molasses, light smoked toffee. Flavour is sweet cacao, dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol, vanilla, coffee liqueur, nuts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkujon (83) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
65 cl bottle. Nice blend of roasted malts, vanilla, coffee and hints of licorice in aroma and taste

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czlowiekmotyka (89) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Sweet, with a taste of mixed coffee and chocolate. Well balanced with no alcohol. Great texture and overall feel in the mouth. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawbuck (676) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Nice aroma of bitter chocolate, some vanilla and some coconut infused bourbon. Ebony color with a tan head. Sweet chocolate malt up front. Complexity out of the gate is outstanding. Bittersweet chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and roasted coconut. Bitterness is sharp, with a nice warm booze echo. Slightly dry, nice boozy finish with bitter coffee/chocolate tones. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (3237) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 650 ml from Beergium. Shared with rest at the grand tasting 11/2016. Pours dark brown with lasting brown head. Average to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, cookies, some vanilla. Moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Full bodied. Great.


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