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RATINGS: 2141   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.

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4.2
dorain (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2017-08 getrunken. Neben den typischen IS Aromen kommen hier dunkle Beeren und eine leichte Haselnußnote dazu. Lecker!

4.4
AnG_BrgNor (804) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2017
Bottle. Nice head on a dark brown beer. A complex beer with licorice, coffe and dark malts. Some floral and spices in the taste also. A super body. Very good impy!!

4.1
Maarten1993 (1355) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2017
Drank 09-08-17 while writing. Very good beer! Roasty, typical stout with a rich body nice.

4
SamTheBarrel (834) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2017
355ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, maple syrup, rye-sourdough bread, vanilla, spices, orange and toffee. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonaiton. Founders Imperial Stout is liquid candy, delicious and very sweet. Sweet stouts like this I would really like to see offered in smaller bottles.

3.8
buddybutch (125) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours black, with beige head. Heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Bitter, really sweety, roasted finish.

4
GoufCustom (2170) - HONG KONG - JUL 28, 2017


355 ml bottle bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Opaque deep brownish black colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy dark beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with no carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant dark malt, with very strong roastyness, strong dark chocolate / cocoa powder, strong caramel, strong sticky toffee, red fruits, cream, alcohol, floral, strong molasses, spices, earth, biscuits, light lemon and grass. Rich as hell!

Taste: Mid to strong sweet rich dark malt, with very strong roastyness, nuts, burnt toast, strong caramel, toffee, strong black coffee, strong dark chocolate, alcohol, liquorices, floral, strong molasses, strong spices, earth, herbs, biscuits, lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Full body. Oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich dark maltyness in a thick and very slick background. Loads of roastyness from start to finish. Good burnt toast pairs with caramel and toffee, combined with tasty strong black coffee and dark chocolate. Flowery with strong sweetness, spicy earthy biscuit with herbal lemon to round. Very fulfilling!

Alcohol: the 10.5% booze is notable but not too domineering, with liquorices contributed some of the bitterness. Quite easily for a RIS. Not bad!

Hoppiness: Floral, spices, earth, light lemon and grass in nose. Floral, strong spices, earth, herbs, lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness - burnt malt, liquorices and hops - is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter roast malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly Dry. Herbal spicy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This pure RIS is damn rich in hot chocolate araoma, nice burnt toast roasty malty taste, not too boozy, with a nice herbal hoppy finish. It doen?y need any barrel aging and it?s impressively dark and lovable. Highly recommended!

4.6
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2017
35,5cl-fles van bij saveur-biere.com U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Chocolade, koffie en geroosterd. Alles wat een RIS moet hebben. S: Zoet met een mooie moutbitterheid. Geroosterd, koffie en chocolade. M: Volmondig, sticky en lichte carbonatie.

4.2
MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2017
Dark, intense chocolate, dark, most pralines, cacao nibs, dark toasted malts, sweet bourbon, toffee, caramel, alcohol. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter and bitter. More dark chocolate, dark, sweet, toasted malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful Impy, rich and complex. Keg at The Understudy, Waterloo.

4.3
VDuquerroux (1860) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A shining pitch black beer with a big oily brown foamy head ; good retention. Roast, black chocolate (+), coffee, alcohol, toasty notes. Medium round sweet, medium to sharp dry bitter, warming background. Full body, oily creamy texture, soft carbonation, roasty chocolate dry lasting strong finish. Overall, delciious :)

4.3
ardeo (539) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle. Liquide épais, noir, visqueux avec mousse brune abondante et stable laissant des dentelles sur mon verre ’tulip’. Fines bulles. Arômes : café, réglisse, raisin, vanille ensuite porto, fumé, un peu chocolat. Saveurs : frais, sur le café, les malts torréfiés, l’alcool et une impériale amertume. Costaude cette excellente Impy !


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