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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Special Release Series. Rich, full bodied and surprisingly smooth, Imperiale Stout has a big roast hit up front, and rich, dark malt flavors balanced with ample hop bitterness to finish.

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3.5
patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark, opaque black with a huge mass of light beige head. The head dies slowly leaving a few creamy looking rings on the glass. The nose is roasted heavily with notes of dark chocolate, oats, earthen malts and hops. A robust bitterness at the forefront with light chocolate and dark fruit notes. Rich and medium to heavy in the body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. A bit of a let down with an underwhelming flavour in the finish and mild hop bitterness. Overall, a good brew but a boring Imperial Stout.

3.5
VertBaconStrips (2395) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - DEC 12, 2014
After some bits n bites and microwaved frozen indian food i figure i may as well say the hell with doing anything productive. Unless my nose stopped working I’d say this has very little aroma beyond a very nice rich roast and i’m not about to spend precious time figuring this out when I have rotting in front of a computer to do. I want to be able to actually see the aroma coming off of my imperial stout like a mirage. Maybe it’s the Napalm Death that is crushing my senses. Very good appealing flavour with zillions of molecules of yummo roast, supporting sweetness, chewed out chocolate bitterness, dull orange, ultra light pepperish heat, and whatever else. A lightweight should not demolish a full bottle of this in 23 minutes at 11pm. Solid brew. Quite smooth and highly drinkable at a fast rate. Smell comes around. I blame this stupid ass Leffe glass - I may as well review this out of my cat’s mouth. I see a litre of Bryers in my immediate future.

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williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Chocolate brown, with a surprising thinness in the edges. A root beer float worth of brown, pockmarked head. Aroma is oily, plum-heavy, chalky charcoal. The stone fruit aroma is heavy and excellent. Notes of dusty cocoa, sweet milk chocolate. The resinous hop is very slight but adds a nice accent. There is a sweet cherry as well. Very complex nose. The malts are purely burnt, the black bottoms of a cookie baked 10 mins too long. There is a plum/raisin component, an earthy dark fruit. The feel is soft and creamy. It’s a very good imperial stout, and one that is surprisingly sweet to balance the burnt malts.

3.8
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
This brew is a pitch black color with a medium beige head that recedes gradually to a wispy film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and hops in the nose. Medium to full body with a roasty malt and coffee character and notes of chocolate and earthy hops. The finish is roasty with a malt and dark chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
zoucrew102 (2054) - - NOV 30, 2014
Bomber, thanks ctomson! Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate malt. Pours black with one finger of light brown head that sticks around and not much lacing. Rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors to start. Finishes smooth, but just a hair dry with a touch of hop bitterness before it smooths out again and leaves only chocolate on the palate. Excellent imperial stout!

3.5
tgncc (3140) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
The aroma is not especially enticing, chocolate, booze, odd sour milk. The appearance is black, off white head. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, booze, pine. The flavor is an improvement over the aroma. The finish is roast, sweet, pine. Enduring. Medium, medium/thick in body. Decent, pretty good overall. Not a standout in this style.

4
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
A pint of black with a thick brown foam. Light liqueur scent with chocolate highlights. Tasty rich dark chocolate mousse with nice bitterness. An elegant aperitif.

3.3
reebtogi (6350) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is chocolate with maybe a hint of licorice and dark fruits and light roasted grains. Taste is a raisin and chocolate malty sweetness with a hint of licorice and a grassy hop bitterness. A little light in body for the style with light carbonation. Overall, this is a smooth, easy drinking IMPY that could sneak up on you quickly if you had more than a couple.

2.6
MacBoost (1935) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours deep brown with a tan head. Aromas of pine hops and metal. Taste is semi dry and bitter. Flavors of metal rods, roasted line cones. Alcohol is apparent. Sharp and slightly offensive. This is mediocre at best, but I’ll chug it because I’m ISO high boost tonight.

3.8
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Heavy on the chocolate. Impressive looking pour, just like you’d expect for an imperial stout. The ABV is deceptive...not as boozy as expected. Cool logo on the box too, with the domes reminiscent of St. Basil’s in Moscow. Good stuff.


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