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RATINGS: 1005   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cloudskipper (17) - Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bomber received in a trade from Drink4Satan, thanks! Pours very thick. A lot hoppier than I expected in both the nose and the taste. The hops have the edge over the malts in the taste profile, and I like that. Very unusual for a stout. Finish is very long - aftertaste lingers for quite some time. Unusual Imperial Stout, but good to see someone breaking the mold.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (2458) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an Imperial Stout (2015) by Smuttynose Brewing Co. at Dom Kultury "Jary" Figi, palonosc, fuzle w aromacie, rodzynki, czeko, w uscie polslodkie, polpelne, ciut belgijsko przyprawowe, nieszablonowy, bdb mimo fuzli

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MelvinKalksma (1233) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, pine, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, mocha, roasted malts, coffee and hops.

Appearance:
Opaque dark brown/black beer with medium yeast and with a slight/medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, pine, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly/medium bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and hops.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Has a lot of hops, and thus hoppy flavours, for an Imperial Stout. Great beer with a lot of different flavours. Thick texture and it goes on and on.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2881) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Pitch black appearance with a minimal tan head. The aroma contains coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and some dark fruit. The flavor is rather bitter with more coffee, dark chocolate and some raisins showing up to the party. This is on the dry bitter end of Impy Stouts if thats what you like. Overall very nice and a steal at $5 a bomber!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3698) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle shared at Hopfen & Maltz. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt and fruit. Flavour is dark chocolate, coffee and creamy caramel. Sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (3594) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2016
Black color with a tan head, medium retention with nice lacework. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, black ripe fruit, coffee with liquor hints. Flavor is slightly sweet, roasted malts notes, coffee taste with notes of ripe prunes. Light bitterness in the final; dense and creamy on palate with a roasty mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2016
bottle - Pours black with a dark tan head. It has a rich aroma of dark roast malt, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is intense with roast malt, coffee, and chocolate again. Its well loaded with hops to balance all that sweet malt and has a roasty, bitter finish. Full bodied. It strikes me as a pretty by-the-book imperial stout and theres nothing wrong with that. Its very well executed.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrefwoordPunk (1015) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle 65 cl, shared. Pours a very dark brown with a small light brown head and an aroma of black coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and some hop in the finish. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7344) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2016
Black as the deepest dungeon with a fine beige head on top. Good intensity in the aroma. Full body and soft carbonation level. Not to sweet. Ok bitterness to back it up. Rich and complex flavor. Chocolate, espresso, some fruity notes and moderate roast. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
huineman (622) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2016
66 cl bottle bought at La Tienda de la Cerveza, Madrid. Served in red wine glass. Pours pitch black, bright and clean, with a dense, tight chocolatey brown head (that wanes off surprisingly fast). Intense aroma is espresso, dark chocolate, bitter herbs. Taste is flavourful, strong, creamy. Very bitter long-lasting finish. Quite a nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (824) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Pitch black, dark beige bubbly head, huge carbonation. Smell is cofffee and ash, roasted nuts, toast and cottage cheese. Almonds, bit of caramel. Taste is oily and smooth, gentle fizz. Lots of pure chocolate, crisp and dry bitterness, hint of sweetness, but very subtle. Tonnes of liquorice, some mint. Finish is bitter astringent with a bit of ash. Bit watery.


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