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RATINGS: 1007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, imperial stouts are characterized by their dark color & full body. This style features a rich, malty sweetness coupled with aggressive hopping (especially in American interpretations). Notes of dried fruit as well as roasted malt flavors are typically present.

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3.6
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Hoppy (pine) coffee aroma. Very dark, low head. Chocolaty roast base, piney and grassy counterpoint Very subtle and well made.

4
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Pours a gorgeous black with thick milk-chocolate head. Aroma of dark chocolate, raisin, plum, earthy hops and slight alcohol. Flavor is strongly dark chocolate and coffee dominated. A slight flavor of dry hopping is also present. Medium thick palate with very little carbonation.

3.7
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a thick robust black with a light brown head. Aroma of berry, chocolate, coffee and hops. Flavor was that of mild coffee,malt and chicory. A very smooth and mellow imperial stout.

4
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 (bottle - 22 oz: 2006 edition) Dark black with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma is dark and roasty with hints of chocolate, caramel, coffee, burnt malts, and a light hop touch. Flavor is very deep and rich as well. Lots of roasted chocolate malts with a roasty and warm middle and a very smooth and roasted dark malt finish. Very warming and chocolaty at the finish.

4.1
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pour black, with a two finger thick dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. The flavor is sweet, roast and chocolate is present, as well as a moderate hoppy bitterness in the finish. Excellent body, excellent brew.

4.1
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2007
Black colour with a light brown head. Malty aroma with a chocolate and vanilla sweetness along some coffee bitterness. Malty, chocolate sweet flavor with a dark fruit and alcohol note.

4
jb (3405) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 Dark black with a reddish tinge. Thin but nice looking dark head. Heavy chocolate aroma with licorice. Plums in there also. Palate is oily and sticky, hoppy. There must be many hops in here as they manage to come through a bit in the finish too. It would be nice to try aging a bottle of this. Had this on draft at McGreg’s, what a treat. Original rating looks accurate.

4.4
iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
22oz bomber Bottle Conditioned in 2006 from jah noth, thank you Dan! Sits black with a half finger brown head. Aroma still has a pretty good piney hop presence in part that it’s still pretty young--fresh Gonzo Imperial Porter comes to mind. It’s a nice sweet pine aroma--I really like it. A lot of roast, milk and dark chocolate, coffee, juicy raisins, a little vinous quality. Some salted peanuts are also in there. Flavor is piney and salty up front with roasted malts plow their way through the palate next, staying til the end. Some sweet raisins come towards the end and the dark chocolate is just before the finish. Semidry mildly bitter roasty finish. Alcohol is covered up exceptionally well. Full bodied, yet not syrupy with soft creamy carbonation and mouthfeel. Excellent.

4
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Aged 1 year. Pour is deep black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, malt, and alcohol. Flavors of dark chocolate, dark cherries, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, and finishes with a good dose of hops. A very tasty imperial stout.

3.9
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bomber courtesy of luiss. Smells of chocolate, caramel, and black licorice. Big smooth flavor, slight alcohol burn. Quite well balanced and good chocholate flavors. Well done Impy


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