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RATINGS: 1067   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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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4.1
   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 isn’t 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 it’s 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 isn’t quite as creamy as I’d 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, there’s 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 don’t know if it’s quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout. Certainly, it’s an excellent coffee brew, but I’m not sure it’s worth its exorbitant price. Even if this were just $10/bottle, I would consume this like water. I’d still buy it again at $18 a bottle, though.


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pawos (274) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Kolor całkowicie czarny. W aromacie dominuje słodycz, wanilia i marcepan. Ogólny efekt wyraźnie biszkoptowy. W smaku podobne odczucia ciasteczkowo-chlebowe z dodatkiem wanilii i innych przypraw. Słodkie, pełne, z dość niską goryczką.

4.4
Daboch (98) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Wygląd klasycznego imperial stout. Aromat kawa, czekolada, palone słody, wanilia i marcepan. W smaku początkowo kawa potem czekoladki, wanilia, ciasteczka. Piwo o innowacyjnym smaku, przypadło mi do gustu

4
Voodoo (694) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a healthy tan head......aroma coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla.....taste follows aroma with booze hitting late, smooth, only slight bittering which shows very late. Very smooth and dangerously easy drinking.

4.2
jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving a no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee & vanilla nose and flavor follows with coffee, caramel and vanilla, hops are hidden, light coffee finish. High ABV, 11.5%, is hidden. $4.40 for a 16oz can from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.8
commonmac (1311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2017
On tap at Dark Horse with blonderedhead. 10oz pour. Deep black coffee like color with a simple tan head. Quick to dissipate. Nose is sweet chocolate and malt with roasted coffee notes. Taste is thick and chocolatey with plenty of sugar. Alcohol present and involves itself well throughout the sip. Feels like dessert. Syrupy and sweet. Caramel and coffee come into play at the end. Definitely a sipping variety. Very good.

4.3
moldovan9807 (465) - Oradea, ROMANIA - OCT 5, 2017
Big cocoa beans aroma,roasty dark malt, dark chocolate,liquoer.Taste of dark bitter chocolate, condensed notes of coffee, faint almond, hints of molasses and liqorice, burnt coffee, dark toffee. Medium to full body,bit oily,pretty complex.

4.1
Laharem (42) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Piwo pite jakiś czas temu. Smoliście czarne. W aromacie czekolada, kawa, wanilia, marcepan. W smaku kawa, gorzka czekolada, wanilia. Piwo zrobiło na mnie bardzo duże wrażenie.

4.8
lefthandedgun (2) - - SEP 30, 2017 does not count
Dark and creamy pour with intense flavor of almonds and hazelnut over vanilla and coffee. Full bodied with a sticky texture and pleasant finish.

3.6
Mariox (291) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Aromat bardzo fajny ciasteczkowo-czekoladowy, aczkolwiek w smaku słabo. Mało treściwe, wodniste. Mało ciała. Duży zawód. Puszka ponoć dużo słabsza, więc opinia może ulegnie zmianie.

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stupre (479) - Nanterre, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2017
1 pint can purchased @ La caisse de bières. Robe pétrole avec fine mousse quasi inexistante. Attaque sur le café et le cacao amer. Alcool très présent avec final sur une pointe épicée.


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