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RATINGS: 1007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15908) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15454) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at Sunes (Thanks). Black - brown head. Burned, dry burned, licorice, high hoppy, chocolate, coffee, piney, grassy. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bomber from Josh. Not a member, I think. But Im 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. Theres a strong brown candy/treacle component. Plus dark malt, lots of chocolate, possibly coffee. Theres some nice hop bitter, arguably citrus. This is very flavorful. Arguably well balanced. Yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14372) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (14022) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13548) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, with strong citrus hop notes. Sweet and roasted flavour with warming alcohol, and a hoppy and bitter finish.


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