overall
98
80
style
Brewed by Milton
Style: Imperial Stout
Cambridge, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Part of the Imperator range.
Imperial Roman Stout - an enormous, luscious and velvety stout. Bursting with dark, roasty flavour with an underlying vanilla richness.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2012
A - roasted caramel and molasses with toffee chocolate and dried fruit A - black with Guiness head T - light sweet with full controlled roasted bitter P - full as can be and creamy O - beautiful...worthy of number 900

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (15319) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Cask (CWAF2012, Thurs)
Quoth Phil: First beer of the day, and I know this will be beer of the festival already! Superbly estery aroma, a stout with attitude. Dark dark, and a large tight spongy tan head - a wonderful tribute to cask conditioning. My god, those retronasals are glorious, this is packed full of fruits and esters. The roast is sublime - so rich, and yet with no astringency at all. Its gently sweet, which helps keep any burntness in check and also make the strength very easily palatable. So smooth and full in the mouth, and with a lovely little bit of tickly carbonation. The finish really brings out the roast - this is great stuff. World class imperial stout.
Anna adds: Little liquorice, builds in the mouth, defo 5 palate. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Cask Devonshire arms Cambridge. Sweet and light hoppy aroma. Totally dark with aminimal brown head. Heavy sweetness almost i can feel alcohol. But nice warmy body like a heatings. Full body full mouth beer. Good but too sweet for better rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (2041) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
Cask - The White Lion, Norwich. Poured with a fine and tight bubbly tan head that disappeared to leave a ring of foam around a deep and dark ruddy opaque brown body. Sweet, perfumy fruits on the nose, juicy with a drop of palma violet and some roast. Sweet and fruity again on the tongue, some perfume, liquorice, warmth and a light bitterness. Soft, medium body and a lingering sweetness with a delicate chocolate note beforehand.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36180) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2011
Cask. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1844) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2010
Cask. The Criterion, Leicester. Medium tan head, black body. Curly wurly toffee, caramel, alcohol, tia maria, chocolate, sugar, aniseed. Sweet with some alcohol. Bitter bite. Long complex sweet finish, Some oiliness, viscous, warming.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ NWAF 10, National Winter Ales Festival, The Venue, Sheridan Suite, Manchester, England.

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy to creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, chocolate, vanilla, dark - hard roasted, dried fruit. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100120]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2010
Cask. Black and opaque with a small beige head. Intense aroma of dried fruit and hard roasted malt. Quite full-bodied, flat, hard roasted malt, dried fruit, vanilla and wood. Sweetish finish with basically no bitterness. Pleasant. 200110

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, November 2006. Almost black in colour. Lots of roast malt and creamy chocolate in the aroma. More of the same on the palate, with a developing burnt and hoppy bitterness. Some fruity notes too and a hint of flowery violets. Also sweetish coffee, although the overall impression is not sweet at all due to the balance produced by the bitterness. Full mouthfeel although drinks more easily than 7.5% ABV would suggest (actually I noted this down as 7.6% but no matter). An all round excellent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nomad (18) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
Cask at Manchester Winterfest. Rich, black stout with mocha malt, iodine, fruit, liquorice and a hint of rum. This is fine but Im not as blown away as I expected to be and on the night, the St Petersburg nicked it on points.


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