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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Twangy nose with caramel, brown sugar, and some mild dark fruit. Raisins, anise, licorice in the mouth. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (308) - - MAR 29, 2016
3/29/16. Bomber bought 11/2014. Min head and carbonation. Light lacing. Very subtle nose. Aging has played down the fruit and amped the dark roasty notes. Not as nice a mouthfeel as I would have expected for 10%. A bit one dimensional ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17593) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
Keg at the brewpub, 01/02/16. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl. Nose is chocolate, molasses, light peppery spice, roast malt, charr. Taste comprises toffee fudge, chocolate cake, molasses, roast malt, faint spicy bite. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok impy if a touch simplistic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (8214) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Pours black with a tiny head. Aroma of dark malts, weak roast with roasted coffee and a nice liquorice note. Taste is light sweet, with a decent roasted dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft in a flight at the brewery. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a small tan head that laces the glass and settles into a ring. Notes of fudge, dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth, burnt brown sugar, and some citrusy bitterness. Finishes sweeter after a bitter middle. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Decent imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9919) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Black coloured pour with a lasting fine tan head. Aroma is light roast, berry, dark choc. Flavour is bitter roast, ashy, tangy berry. Light coffee. Lingering ashy roast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (4172) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, light dried fruit. Quite sweet. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate and mocha, with a light coffee bitter finish. Body is medium to full, smooth and creamy, with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5656) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Black pour with thin lacy brown head. Aroma is roasty, rich roasted malt, light coffee, molasses, licorice. Taste is bitter, roasty with lingering licorice / dark chocolate. Palate is med-full bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (19176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has some ashy roast, cocoa. Medium sweet flavor with more ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa, scorched earth. Full bodied with average carbonation. More strong bitterness to finish, charcoal, baking cocoa, earth, ash. Not bad, just a bit hard-edged.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at source. Moderate cocoa and chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Pitch black pour with a small off white head. Strong coffee and roast up front followed by a touch of cocoa powder. Slight alcohol noted in the ears. Pretty decent.


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