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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This deliciously smooth Imperial Stout is brewed with the finest English malt, three types of dark malts, and some smoked malt to give it a hint of smokiness. It has a rich, complex flavor accentuated with American Cascade hops. We aged it for three months to make it incredibly smooth and drinkable. Its also named after the former Emperor of the United States (look it up!)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours black with a nice khaki head. Aroma is smoked malts and hop bitterness. Taste has a sweet vanilla like note to start but fades to some citrus like juiciness from the Cascade hops. Really smooth mouthfeel but still has a nice lively carb. Way more complex than I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (9032) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at Pauls tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Medium roasted malts, light grain and sweetness, with cocoa-like chocolate notes. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10318) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Pauls for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep ruby tinged brown to black with a thin beige head. Cocoa, thin roast, chocolate, a bit on the thin side of medium. Lots of roast, cocoa, chocolate. Finishes up with a nice roast and cocoa. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of baked bread, roast chocolate, smoke and burnt dark malt. Medium body. Dry roasted finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (7063) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft @ the Ale House, Amesbury, MA. Proper glassware. Lots of burnt malt, charred wood and almost smells like brine. The flavor has roast, chocolate, and also a bit of saltiness. Smoke, roast and burnt malts are all over this brew. This stout isnt very balanced plus the body is thin and alcohol shows up a lot. I love stouts but this one doesnt say drink me again. I always try to find something I like in a brew. That was hard to accomplish here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a CBS snifter. Bottled in November of 2010. I got this an extra a long time ago and it just worked its way to the back of the cellar. Uncovered it during my recent move and thought Id bust it open. Thanks for the extra Mike(gushue3)! A: Pours a dark black color with a dark khaki head forming on the pour. The head recedes to some bubbly whisps around the collar. S: Dark chocolate malts with some dark fruit flavors as well. Some sugar glazed prunes with a little toasted oat sweetness. T: Definite oxidation present. Some light cardboard with some toasted grains. The finish is dark chocolate malts, prunes and some light toasted grains. M: Medium bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Very smooth and the alcohol is well hidden. O: For being almost two years old it wasnt bad, but it was a touch oxidized. Definitely held up though for being a tad under 10%. Solid dark chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-06-2012

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4199) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle is notched 2010 Pours a solid black with a smallish creamy mocha head that sticks around for a while and leaves some spotty lace. Smells of ash and roast and a bit of caramel; not very inviting in the aroma dept. The flavor is roasty, smokey and again a bit ashy. Theres a bit of earthy hop flavor and a hint of burnt sugar and caramel in there as well. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and an earthy ashy mouthfeel. Seems like this could use a little sweetness to offset all the roast and smoke. This is OK as is, but there are better stouts out there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
bottle from thirdeye tasting, dark brown with lasting tan foam, aroma of chocolate and burnt roast , flavor is a llittle heavy on the burnt malt and has some grassy chocolate and coffee notes , decent stout

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
madmitch76 (24321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Opaque black beer, thin chocolate coloured head. Smells and tastes of dark malt but with an unfortunate side taste of gloy glue!! Malt is over toasted as well. Sweet gluey finish. A godawful mess.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7254) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. JoeG brought this. Dark brown and aque. A chocolate syrup nose with ash. This tastes ashy, too. It is mildly hot but it is not oppressive at all. Tobacco. Light sourness. This is smooth and not bad.


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