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RATINGS: 63   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (5101) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
From a 22 oz bottle purchased in Newburyport, MA This poured a dark brown with a fat tan head and good sticky lacing rings. Nose is lightly roasted malts with some chocolate. Body is on the thin side, with smooth enough mouthfeel. Flavor isf bitter chocolate, floral hops, and some pet. Dry lightly bitter finish. cedar, modest peat, and dry hops. A decent imperial stout overall. The alcohol lifts this into the Imperial Stout range, but otherwise tastes like a non-imperial version.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bomber from SneezyAchew on BA - thanks! Nice silky dark brown pour, with a billowy beige head that settles to leave nice sticky legs. Nose is somewhat smoky, with dry and understated malts. Body is a bit thinner than expected, slightly to the detriment of the brew. Taste of bitter chocolate, cedar, modest peat, and dry hops. A decent imperial stout overall.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (2141) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bomber. Dark black pour with a creamy head. Chocolate aroma followed by tastes of chocolate, coffee and a bit of smoke. Found this to be surprisingly thin for the style. Enjoyed it but does not stand up to the better impys out there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dchmela (3045) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Thanks to Orlgamecock for the pour. Pours a blackish red pour. Caramel malt, touch of smoke, musty aroma. Taste is spicy, earthy hops, caramel malt. No real balance, not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate over expresso coffee. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with light hops, loads of warming alcohol, not bad. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, Jan. 15 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1291) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours a deep brown with chocolate colored lacing. Aroma consists of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and burnt caramel. Flavor is somewhat bland, more bitter than sweet, with a slightly boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9854) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2010
22 oz. bottle from a Beer Advocate trade I did about a year ago. 2009 bottle, though the date wasnt stamped on the bottle. Pours a dark, opaque brown color with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate malts, cream, lactose, light roast, a little smoke, dark fruits, and cardboard. Flavor of coffee, roasted malts, earth, ash, toast, medicine, and rust. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a roasty, earthy, almost rainwater-like mouthfeel. Its thinner than I like my imperial stouts and the flavor was messy and off, but I did like the nose. The oddest thing was that this seemed like it was more like 2-3 years old than 1 year old.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3123) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Milk chocolate aroma, not great. The apparance is deep brown, light tan head, true to style. The beer is thin in body, but has an oily mouthfeel. Not great for an impy stout at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5379) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours black with little head. Flavor of coffee and some slight hops notes. A dry finish and a little too thin on the palate. A decent beer, but not the best in its category.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of cocoa, soy and alcohol. The flavor is chocolate and burnt malt. I also get a little coffee but it is the chocolate and malt that dominate this beer. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not a bad imperial stout, but not as good as some others I have tried.


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