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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Chocolate truffles, cocoa, espresso coffee, burnt currants, the sweetness of a sherry - all come to mind when enjoying an Imperial Stout. A rich porter of English origin brewed to withstand the long voyage from London to Czarist Russia. The classic "Winter Warmer". Big, Strong, Malty Stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Small, tannish brown head, fair retention, lace appears stringy and lasting. Black and beautiful appearence. Nose if fruity, black berries, lightly smokey and roasty. Body is full/medium with a velvetty texture. Chocolate flavors up front, light plum and raisiny notes with subdued coffee flavors that still add something to the overall. Finish is medium sweet and fruity. Thanks Cliff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky black with some ruby hues and a large frothy light-brown head -- looks great! Light aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and currants. Flavour of roasted malt, espresso and dark chocolate with a nice amount of hops in there, this is delicious. You can taste the alcohol but it doesnt taste like 10%, not even close. Full bodied and very creamy. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Almost pitch black with a ruby tinge and a small, creamy mocha head. Solid impy aroma - roast malt, chocolate, tobacco, licorice - nice! Mouthfeel is absolutely luscious - rich, smooth, creamy, mmmmmm! Fantastic flavour with notes of dark bittersweet chocolate and fresh roasted coffee, with just a faint hint of alcohol in the finish. Killer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Robe noire surmonte dune mousse timide. Armes de pain grill. Saveurs de porto, de pain grill et dalcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, blankboy, GregClow, and Jerc; courtesy of Harry. Crisp roast aroma, lots of chocolate malt, sweet and inviting - mild hint of chocolate as well - no alcohol. Really thick and creamy mouthfeel - wow, without even tasting it, that mouthfeel is incredible. Lots of creamy chocolate and coffee in taste - a perfect silky imperial stout. No hint of alcohol. Comes come in at the end after a few sips and are complimentary and balanced. An excellent example of this style, one of the best I have had. And a beer that uses an irish type name and doesnt suck - far from it - that gets bonus points in my books!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Dark brown - black body with a moderate khaki head. (3+) Muted roast and mild dark chocolate undercurrents in the aroma. Flavour has more prominent bitterness than expected, lots of malt witha touch of chocolate. Alcohol is invisible. Quite nice, but I didnt find the complexity that my compatriots did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6562) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2005 Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev - courtesy of yours truly. Poured opaque black with a large lasting light brown pancake batter head. Aroma deep almost burnt chocolate malt, plenty of hops some tart current juice and a hint of cream. Taste is very mellow - rich coffee with a touch of dark chocolate - hops and bitterness builds as it warms, actually tastes creamy - mouthfeel solid body, very creamy, long linger, fairly balanced - solid Imperial Stout - 10%? No way!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2005
22oz from fordest. Pours a black color with a light brown color. Nose is roast with coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffe, some malty notes, a very smooth finish to this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
22oz. bottle. Opaque black with a thin film of tan head. Heavy raisin and sherry sweetness in the aroma with tinges of coffee. Roast malt pantina over currents and figs. Some bitter chocolate and coffee notes in the finish. Mouthfeel is heavy and lusterous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bomber bottle. Poured a black color with a large creamy light brown head that diminished slowly that produced good lacing. Good fruity sweet coffe aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth rich texture. Full complex coffee and bitter chocolate flavor with a long pleasing finish.

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