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RATINGS: 999   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed in the early 19th century for export from Britain to the imperial court of Russias 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Very similar to Great Divide Yeti but with a thinner mouthfeel. Love the hops and ample coffee roastiness with a hint of licorice. I wish it were a bit thicker.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2006 750 ml. bottle. Black, opaque, with a medium but durable tan head. Large hop presence of pine and citrus complemented by burnt coffee and bitter chocolate. Full body, medium carbonation, and a rich mouthfeel turning to a slight astringency. Dark brown sugar sweetness cannot compete with the peppery bitterness that provides a long dry finish. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Found this years Imperial Stout tto be be an excellent improvement over the outstanding brew produced in previous years. The cascade hops blend nicely to produce a very hoppy but well balance dark stout. This is a great tasting beer fresh that gets better with a few months aging.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 11, 2007
2006 bomber. Jet black with a thin brown film of a head. Nose is roasty malt, black coffee and semisweet chocolate. Plummy notes. Bitter chocolate flavor, light grapefruit, roast coffee. Somewhat dry bitter finish is offset by the smooth, rich body. Mild grapefruit in the finish. Good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Black. Alcoholic taste. Slight sweet malty taste. Texture and finish was soda like and not thick enough. But still a very good beer. Christmas present from my wife.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2006
2006 vintage. 22oz bomber. Duvel tulip. Dark red color, nearing black, tan head. Aroma is fragrant, bright citrus, bittersweet chocolate, light roasty notes. Taste is roasty, floral, light pine, and light citrus, as well as lactose, bittersweet chocolate, and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. The finish is moderately bitter from the hops and roasted grain. Enjoyable. Reminds me of Free States Ironman Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
probstblueribbon (3749) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
Tasted at YeHA! 2006 in Montreal along with Cathschlags truffles...merci. App.: DEEP orangey-brown, little head but whats there is mocha. Aroma: WOOD, vinous, bakers chocolate, a little vanilla, smells bitter, hoppy background. Palate: full, powdery body, med. carbonation. Flav.: a bit sweet, lots of raisins, molasses, bakers chocolate and wood. A little bitter. Goes great with the truffles and finishes with plenty of hops. A nice way to cap off a great evening! Thank you, Montreal Ratebeerians!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
Black body with a small tan head. Typical stout elements: roasted malts & chocolate but very little (if any) coffee flavour. The chocolate flavour is half milk-chocolate, dark bitter black chocolate. A pleasant tobacco leaves complements this initial taste and makes for a nice transition to an avalanche of citrusy hops in the finish. Alcohol remains mostly well hidden except in the finish where it overwhelms the citrus hops. Very well done. I know these strong and heavy beers are bad for me but hey, I treat each day as if it was my last; and one day Ill be right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15328) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Very hoppy aroma, sweet. Black colour, brown head. The flavour is nice with a good teaishness, very hoppy, too. The aftertaste has a very short coffee burst. Good mouthfeel. The alcohol rises into my nose. A good beer, a bit much, espceially the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Pours black with a small tan head. Good hop aroma, almost unbalanced with hops, if that is possible in an IS. Not much malt profile in aroma. Coffee roasted malt in taste.


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