overall
99
94
style
RATINGS: 1012   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 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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.1
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
To celebrate my 100th Imperial Stout. 22oz bottle. Thanks goes out to Maxxdaddy. Pours pitch black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Aroma and taste is filled with piney hops and bitter coffee roast. Sticky, oily and smooth. Coffee and chocolate with the hops underneath. I really liked this one:-)

3.7
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, 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.

4
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bomber from Josh. Not a member, I think. But I’m working on that. BC in 2009. It is at least 3 months old. Pours very black with a huge foamy tan head. Very strong aromas of toasted malt, anise, chocolate, coffee? Full bodied with smooth carbonation. There’s a strong brown candy/treacle component. Plus dark malt, lots of chocolate, possibly coffee. There’s some nice hop bitter, arguably citrus. This is very flavorful. Arguably well balanced. Yummy.

4
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at Sune’s (Thanks). Black - brown head. Burned, dry burned, licorice, high hoppy, chocolate, coffee, piney, grassy. Fantastic.

3.5
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bomber shared by aplusbreaks poured a translucent dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, carmel, vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering roasty finish.

3.4
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Mastikim. Thanks zvsn. BBD 1/15. 10%. Black with a light brown head. Roasty aroma with coffee, some dark fruits, a bit of cocoa and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee, a bit of chocolate, some dark fruits and quite a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied.

4
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle shared at local BA gathering. Poured dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt, chocolate and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Another standout brew.

3.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Black body topped by big brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, rich chocolate, some roasty coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, some grapefruit, roasted/burnt coffee, light vinous. Medium-full body. Remarkably big beer for such a mild ABV.

3.9
Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. Pleasant chocolate aroma, with vinous notes, alcohol, prunes, very noice and complex. In mouth, a good coffee moka with bitter chocolate, prunes, alcohol in finale, very warming. This can be described as chewy. A quality beer from Smuttynose!

3.6
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2008 22 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a slightly murky dark brown color (I got the end of the bottle) with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with light chocolate notes. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a bit of alcohol still noticeable. Medium bodied.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 102
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5